The Horror Pod Class: Episode 106, The Exterminating Angel
Tyler: Live from the Dr. Henry Armitage Memorial High School AV Room
Welcome to episode 105 of The Horror Pod Class. My name is Tyler and I run Signal Horizon a magazine dedicated to exploring genre fiction in and out of the classroom.
Orrin: And I’m Orrin Grey, Monster Ambassador at Signal Horizon and the guy who (usually) picks whatever weird-ass movie we’re talking about at a given moment.
Tonight on the Horror Pod Class we are going to spend some time talking about what we have been watching and reading, we will help you find some free genre content on the internet and finally we will spend the remainder of the episode discussing The spectacularly timely movie The Exterminating Angel. As you might have noticed this season you can check out all of back episodes on Itunes and any other podcatchers and the live version on our Youtube channel! If you like what we do please join us on the HPC study group on Facebook and please give us a 5 star review on Apple Podcasts.
Orrin: Whatcha been reading. I’m still reading Clown in a Cornfield, but I’m looking forward to reading a couple of things I recently got from Undertow: Richard Gavin’s new collection and the first issue of Weird Horror, which is going to have a regular column from me in every issue, and in this one I talk about the Crestwood House monster books.
Tyler: The Stylist…Still under embargo but I loved it. Also been watching Babysitte 2: Which is a hoot. Reading From Bayou to Abyss Examing John Constantine: Hellblazer by Rich Handley and Lou Tambone
Dark Corners of the Web: Matt Cardin’s Teeth read by Jon Padgett. HELL YES.
Essential Quesion: Is the Exterminating Angel the perfect movie for the dumpster fire that is 2020
|Cast overview, first billed only:|
|Silvia Pinal||…||Leticia ‘La Valkiria’|
|Jacqueline Andere||…||Alicia de Roc|
|José Baviera||…||Leandro Gomez (as Jose Baviera)|
|Augusto Benedico||…||Carlos Conde|
|Luis Beristáin||…||Cristián Ugalde (as Luis Beristain)|
|Antonio Bravo||…||Sergio Russell|
|César del Campo||…||Alvaro (as Cesar Del Campo)|
|Rosa Elena Durgel||…||Silvia|
|Lucy Gallardo||…||Lucía de Nobile|
|Enrique García Álvarez||…||Alberto Roc (as Enrique Garcia Alvarez)|
|Ofelia Guilmáin||…||Juana Avila (as Ofelia Guilmain)|
|Nadia Haro Oliva||…||Ana Maynar|
|Xavier Loyá||…||Francisco Avila (as Xavier Loya)|
Luis-“this same glass, seen by different human beings, can be a thousand different things, because each person pours a certain dose of subjective feeling into what he is looking at
Also reminds me of the play and painting by Gericault the raft of the medusa. Also the play of the same name by Joe Pintauro
4 Movies we recommend
Tyler: The Invitation, Pans Labyrinth,
Orrin: High-Rise, Eyes Without a Face
Our 1 Star Review This Week
I don’t mean to flippantly disregard one of the most acclaimed movies of all time but honestly I just didn’t get it. I can appreciate what it was going for if I knew what it was going for. If they pushed the surrealism a bit further it might have at least been somewhat entertaining. I will read more about this movie to try and understand.
Really wanted to enjoy but a lot of plot holes. Also clearly man in bear suit bad affects
Wait, what? That was 100% an actual bear.
NEXT WEEK: MAY by Lucky McKee
Tyler has been the editor in chief of Signal Horizon since its conception. He is also the Director of Monsters 101 at Truman State University a class that pairs horror movie criticism with survival skills to help middle and high school students learn critical thinking. When he is not watching, teaching or thinking about horror he is the Director of Debate and Forensics at a high school in Kansas City, Missouri.