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Bloodsucking Bastards (2015)

Not Rated | | Action, Comedy, Horror | 22 January 2015 (USA)
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A down on his luck cubicle worker and his slacker best friend discover their new boss is a vampire who is turning their coworkers into the un-dead.

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Sean Cowhig, Neil Garguilo (as Neil W. Garguilo) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Fran Kranz ... Evan
Pedro Pascal ... Max
Joey Kern ... Tim
Joel Murray ... Ted
Emma Fitzpatrick ... Amanda
Yvette Yates Redick ... Zabeth (as Yvette Yates)
Justin Ware ... Andrew
Marshall Givens Marshall Givens ... Frank
David F. Park David F. Park ... Dave
Neil Garguilo ... Mike (as Neil W. Garguilo)
Parvesh Cheena ... Jack the Intern
Zabeth Russell ... Elaine
Sean Cowhig ... Janitor
Patricia Rae ... Sofia
Brian James O'Connell ... Mail Room Boy
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Evan is a a dutiful and overworked employee stuck at a soul-killing corporation with his beautiful co-worker and girlfriend Amanda and his slacker best friend Tim. Evan's world begins to crumble when Amanda dumps him and his boss Ted hands his coveted promotion to his nemesis Max. However when the bodies start piling up and lazy coworkers become paler, hard-working, and more aggressive Evan soon discovers Max is actually a vampire, and has turned most of the office into vampires as well. Now Evan must defeat Max and rescue his workplace pals before his life and career go from dead-end - to just dead. Written by Anonymous

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Work. It sucks the life out of you.

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Action | Comedy | Horror

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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

22 January 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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2.35 : 1
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The video game featuring as the office's main form of procrastination is "ZOMBEER", a first-person shooter where staying drunk is the only way to stay alive among Zombies. The game is available at Steam and PlayStation Network for Playstation 3. See more »

Goofs

When Andrew (Justin Ware) goes into the basement to get the August reports, Zabeth (Yvette Yates Redick) said she was expecting Evan (Fran Kranz). But when Evan is looking through the personnel files, it had Andrew listed as checked off, whereas Evans file showed as being undecided. See more »

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Janitor: Do you even know my name?
EvanTim: Janitor?
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References Leave It to Beaver (1957) See more »

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Starts off as crude version of The Office, but surprisingly entertaining after the bloody itty-bitey part commences
11 September 2015 | by quincytheodoreSee all my reviews

This mix of vampire comedy and daily life trudge can feel imbalanced sometimes. It's a pretty straightforward story with the usual good guy in work environment, his less productive buddies and the disgruntled love of his life. Then it adds literally gallons of corny bloody spectacle. While it may not open with much glee, the unworldly struggle towards the end proves to be ludicrously amusing.

Fran Kranz, the same guy from The Cabin in the Woods, plays as Evan, a hard working employee of a company that doesn't appreciate him enough. Instead of being promoted, he finds himself in the verge of losing his job and also probably his life as supernatural forces begin to influence the company. The movie makes fun of its characters in highly self-deprecating manner, definitely not your usual troupe to fight the undead.

There's an underlying analogy of dutifully working for scraps, which isn't polished enough at first. The fun starts as these mostly incompetent characters have to face not only their dreadful job, but the titular bloodsucking foes. It produces a hectic cynical parody that gets better as more blood is spilled.

Script is well written enough to be identifiable and the delivery from actors is often openly mocking both real as well as nocturnal life. There are lots of visual cues involved, which may be over-the-top yet strangely effectively humorous. Its pace and editing slightly resembles Shaun of the Dead, both have dead-pan sarcastic delivery of dreadful situation.

At the beginning the movie feels incessantly rude and a tad outdated, although there's enough comical content in latter half to raise the enjoyment from its stiff opening.


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