Newswire: Eli Roth compares Trump officials to ’80s wrestlers

Politics has fully permeated pop culture at this point, inspiring takes and riffs in everything from late night and Saturday Night Live to drawing the ire of a Modern Family writer. We’ve resigned ourselves to the idea that despite the fact that it’s ostensibly feeding the beast, even our wing of the media cannot ignore the fiberglass-haired elephant in the Oval Office.

And so it was that we found ourselves in a very air-conditioned ballroom in Los Angeles, talking about the history of comics, horror, and science fiction with Robert Kirkman and Eli Roth as part of the TCA summer press tour. (James Cameron weighed in via satellite, because he has four sequels to film.) Roth, who will helm a six-part sub-series as part of AMC’s Visionaries docu-series, discussed how horror has “always reflected what’s going on in the times,” whether it was the “post-Vietnam films …

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