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Angela Bettis

With her unconventional, quirky beauty and memorably tormented roles in the made-for-television remake of Stephen King's Carrie and independent director Lucky McKee's art-house horror hit May (both 2002), actress Angela Bettis is quickly gaining a reputation as something of a scream queen despite talent that could easily find her accelerating far beyond genre work. A Texas native whose free-spirited mother encouraged her acting endeavors, it was at age six that Bettis first began to realize her love of performing. A thriving community theater environment in Austin served to inspire Bettis and provide her with her earliest roles. Eventually performing opposite such screen heavies as Al Pacino (in Salome) and Liam Neeson (in The Crucible), Bettis was honored with both Drama-Logue and Garland awards for her turn in Tom Stoppard's Arcadia.

Bettis' screen debut in Franco Zeffirelli's Sparrow (1993) found the then 18-year-old actress gaining her first positive screen notices directly out of the gate. In addition to a moving turn as a sympathetic teen who develops feelings for a wanted man in the indie drama The Last Best Sunday, Bettis gained exposure for her role as an anorexic teen in the Winona Ryder drama Girl, Interrupted.

Making her maiden voyage into horror with a role as Kim Basinger's sister in Bless the Child, Bettis wetted her toes in the genre despite the fact that it would be two full years until her standout performances in May and Carrie. In the meantime, Bettis would continue to gain notice in such dramas as Perfume and Falling (both 2001). The same year Bettis established genre credibility, she could be spotted in Love Rome before she began gearing up for her role in Texas Chainsaw Massacre director Tobe Hooper's horror remake The Toolbox Murders.


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All My Friends Are Funeral Singers

$24.95 | 84 minutes

(2009)
Starring as Zel

Zel is a fortune teller. She works out of her century-old house removing clients' aches and pains, advising gamblers, and channeling cranky spirits for a quick check in with their loved ones. Zel is very good at her chosen profession, but&hellip…

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All My Friends Are Funeral Singers: Collector's Edition

$34.95 | 84 minutes

(2009)

Zel is a fortune teller. She works out of her century-old house removing clients' aches and pains, advising gamblers, and channeling cranky spirits for a quick check in with their loved ones. Zel is very good at her chosen profession, but&hellip…

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All My Friends Are Funeral Singers - ON DEMAND

$3.99 | 84 minutes

(2009)

Zel is a fortune teller. She works out of her century-old house removing clients' aches and pains, advising gamblers, and channeling cranky spirits for a quick check in with their loved ones. Zel is very good at her chosen profession, but&hellip…

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All My Friends Are Funeral Singers - DOWNLOAD

$11.99 | 84 minutes

(2009)

Zel is a fortune teller. She works out of her century-old house removing clients' aches and pains, advising gamblers, and channeling cranky spirits for a quick check in with their loved ones. Zel is very good at her chosen profession, but&hellip…

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