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 PinalSilvia PinalLeticia ‘La Valkiria’
Jacqueline AndereJacqueline AndereAlicia de Roc
José BavieraJosé BavieraLeandro Gomez (as Jose Baviera)
Augusto BenedicoAugusto BenedicoCarlos Conde
Luis BeristáinLuis BeristáinCristián Ugalde (as Luis Beristain)
Antonio BravoAntonio BravoSergio Russell
Claudio BrookClaudio BrookJulio
César del CampoCésar del CampoAlvaro (as Cesar Del Campo)
Rosa Elena DurgelRosa Elena DurgelSilvia
Lucy GallardoLucy GallardoLucía de Nobile
Enrique García ÁlvarezEnrique García ÁlvarezAlberto Roc (as Enrique Garcia Alvarez)
Ofelia GuilmáinOfelia GuilmáinJuana Avila (as Ofelia Guilmain)
Nadia Haro OlivaNadia Haro OlivaAna Maynar
Tito JuncoTito JuncoRaúl
Xavier LoyáXavier LoyáFrancisco 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