[Podcast] Bloodsucking Bastards – Area 52 – Episode 127 – Horror News Radio

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?!

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Episode 127  — Bloodsucking Bastards  — Area 51
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 Review: Bloodsucking Bastards  (2015)  

The familiar and friendly face to horror fans, Fran Kranz from Cabin in the Woods 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.


What Have You Been Watching: Area 51  (2015)

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.

Festival Report: BiFan  (2015) w/ Ghoul, There Are Monsters, Afterimages, Sweet Home, House of Shadows

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!

Horror News of the Week for 09/07/2015  

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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Doc Rotten
Editor-In-Chief / Founder / Podcast Producer at Horror News Radio
Doc Rotten is the founder of Gruesome Magazine. He is also a film critic for Gruesome Magazine and the podcast host & producer for Horror News Radio, Monster Movie Podcast, Decades of Horror: 1970s, The American Horror Story Fan Podcast and Hannibal Fan Podcast. He is also co-host of the Dracula podcast on TV TALK and is a contributing reviewer for HorrorNews.Net and Widescreen Warrior.

Doc a lifelong fan of horror films, sci-fi flicks and monster movies first discovering Universal Monsters and Planet of the Apes as a young child in the 1970's searching out every issue of Famous Monster of Filmland (and, later, Fangoria). Favorite films include Jaws, The Car, The Birds, The Tingler, Vampire Circus and The Exorcist. Still a huge fan of horror films from the 70s, Doc continues consuming horror films to this day for the site, for the podcasts and for the fun of it all.