Mixing Office Space with Fright Night, BLOODSUCKING BASTARDS (2015) provides laughs, scares and gore galore. Directed by Brian James O'Connell and the comedy troupe Dr. God, the film stars Fran Kranz (Cabin in the Woods), Pedro Pascal (Game of Thrones), Joey Kern and more. The Grue-Crew chime in with their review of this blood soaked horror comedy.
Dave begins the HORROR NEWS OF THE WEEK segment with news about Halloween Returns, the remake of The Burning called Cropsey and a rumored remake of Jaws. Oh, hell no. In the What Have You Been Watching segment found footage finds its final nail with Oren Peli's AREA 51 while Joseph Perry returns with five reviews from the BiFan Internation Film Festival: Ghoul, There Are Monsters, Afterimages, Sweet Home and House of Shadows..
Co-hosts Doc Rotten, Santos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr., Dave Dreher, Thomas Mariani and Vixen, the voice of reason, are back again this week to give you the best in horror as they recap, review and obliterate all that is horror this week! Wait, is that Stump the Saint?!
The familiar and friendly face to horror fans, Fran Kranz leads a cast of office slackers that face being over run by vampires in the horror comedy BLOODSUCKING BASTARDS. The film benefits from a witty script, a great cast and gallons of grue but still has trouble gelling as a whole film. The Grue-Crew review the film providing thoughts on what jokes works, what effects thrill and what actors provide the most to the uneven but enjoyable script.
Over five years in the making - or perhaps rotting on a Blumhouse shelf - the follow-up film from Oren Peli (Paranormal Activity) called AREA 51 finally makes its way into the public's eye - currently available on Netflix. The found footage film follows a group of overly curious young men investigating what lies beneath the storage buildings found in the infamous Area 51. Will they find a conspiracy, aliens or a horror beyond imaging. The Black Saint wonders if they will find ... a film, any talent or any common sense. Doc, on the other hand ... well, the less said the better.
International HNR Reported Joseph Perry returns with another BiFan International Film Festival update featuring reviews of five more extraordinary horror movies. This week he digs into Ghoul (Czech Republic), There Are Monsters (Canada), Afterimages (Singapore), Sweet Home (Spain) and House of Shadows (Italy/Ireland). Sadly, however, there is little to recommend about any of these films. Find out why!
Dave shares the Horror News of the Week beginning with an interview with director Marcus Dunstan about the upcoming Halloween Returns. He follows that up with news of a semi-remake of the Tom Savini classic The Burning tentatively called Cropsey. With Steven Spielberg's rumored return to Universal could a remake of JAWS be far behind. Damn those rumors. Friday the 13th is getting a 4D experience treatment in Pittsburgh and Las Vegas. Finally, Cary Fukunaga offers up his reasoning for leaving the IT remake. Damn those studios.
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