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Bloodsucking Bastards (2015)

Not Rated | | Action, Comedy, Horror | 22 January 2015 (USA)
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An action-packed horror comedy, BLOODSUCKING BASTARDS stars Fran Kranz as Evan, a dutiful and overworked employee stuck at a soul-killing corporation with his beautiful co-worker and ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Fran Kranz ... Evan
Pedro Pascal ... Max
Joey Kern ... Tim
Joel Murray ... Ted
Emma Fitzpatrick ... Amanda
Yvette Yates ... Zabeth
Justin Ware ... Andrew
Marshall Givens Marshall Givens ... Frank
David F. Park David F. Park ... Dave
Neil W. Garguilo ... Mike
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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An action-packed horror comedy, BLOODSUCKING BASTARDS stars Fran Kranz as Evan, a dutiful and overworked employee stuck at a soul-killing corporation with his beautiful co-worker and girlfriend Amanda (Emma Fitzpatrick) and his slacker best friend Tim (Joey Kern). Evans world begins to crumble when Amanda dumps him and his boss Ted (Joel Murray) hands his coveted promotion to his nemesis Max (Pedro Pascal). When his office mates start going through disturbing changes, Evan must find a way to stop the evil brewing amidst the cubicles, 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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22 January 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bloodsucking Bosses See more »

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Fran Kranz and Pedro Pascal have both been involved in a production of Joss Whedon. Fran was in The Cabin in the Woods and Dollhouse, while Pedro played Eddie in Buffy the Vampire Slayer. See more »

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When Andrew (Justin Ware) goes into the basement to get the August reports, Zabeth (Yvette Yates) 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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Frank: You don't get this badge without dusting a few puncture monkeys.
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Pretty Good Horror Comedy
23 August 2015 | by gavin6942See all my reviews

The story of Evan Sanders (Fran Kranz), a dutiful and overworked employee stuck at a soul-killing corporation with his beautiful co-worker and girlfriend Amanda (Emma Fitzpatrick) and his slacker best friend Tim (Joey Kern). Evan's world begins to crumble when Amanda dumps him and his boss Ted (Joel Murray) hands his coveted promotion to his nemesis Max (Pedro Pascal).

The film is marketed as a mix between "Office Space" and "Shaun of the Dead". Individually, these are some high bars, and together may be impossible to match. But the comparison is fair. "Office Space" definitely seems to have been an influence. And while this may not become the cult classic of either of those two, it excels far better than most horror comedies ever manage to.

"Horror comedy" as a genre (or subgenre) is more challenging than it sounds. Some in recent years have been great, including "Tucker and Dale Versus Evil" and the aforementioned "Shaun". Many more fail. "Brutal Massacre", for example, was chock full of horror icons and tried to be a good comedy, but ends up rather flat, ultimately failing in both horror and comedy categories. "Bloodsucking B..." gets the balance right. Some of it is downright funny, and there is more blood and gore here than... well, almost any movie ever.

The comedy also works on multiple levels. Most of it is obvious, but there are enough references to keep you finding more hidden gems. Talking of "calling in sick to see a baseball game" is clearly a reference to "Ferris Bueller". But is the name Max a reference to "Lost Boys"? Probably, but maybe not.

Definitely worth a watch. Even if you do not buy a copy, at least rent it or check it out on demand.


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