Bloodsucking Bastards

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"Work. It sucks the life out of you."
  • NR
  • 2015
  • 1 hr 26 min
  • 5.7  (6,732)
  • 50

Bloodsucking Bastards is a 2015 horror-comedy film directed by Brian James O'Connell. It stars Fran Kranz as Evan Sanders, a hapless office worker who is passed over for a promotion by his boss Ted (Joel Murray) in favor of his slick, charismatic rival Max (Pedro Pascal). While Evan tries to cope with his disappointment, he also has to deal with a series of bizarre incidents in the office, including mysterious deaths, strange noises, and unexplained power outages. It soon becomes clear that something sinister is going on, and Evan and his friends (including Joey Kern as Tim) realize that their coworkers have been turned into blood-sucking vampires. The group must come up with a plan to stop the vampires and save themselves before it's too late.

The movie starts out with Evan and his best friend Tim working at the same dead-end job, dealing with the monotony of their daily routines with a mix of humor and sarcasm. The scenes depict the mental and emotional toll of working for a company that seems to care about profits more than its employees, and the frustrations of trying to please a boss who doesn't seem to appreciate their hard work. Evan's girlfriend Amanda (Emma Fitzpatrick) tries to cheer him up by suggesting they take a trip, but Evan is too focused on work to think about indulging in a vacation. Instead, he decides to confront his boss about the promotion he deserved but didn't get.

As the film progresses, the characters start to notice a series of weird incidents in the office, including the presence of new security guards who seem unusually aggressive, and strange "equipment inspections" that turn out to be something far more sinister. The tension builds slowly but surely as Evan discovers the true nature of his coworkers and realizes that they are all in grave danger. His transformation from a meek, passive worker to a brave hero who takes charge of the situation is satisfying to watch.

The movie's sense of humor comes from its mix of absurdity and satire, as it pokes fun at office culture while also commenting on the corporate greed that motivates the company's managers. The dialogue is witty and sharp, with lots of snappy one-liners and clever wordplay. The film also delivers plenty of gore and horror, with scenes that are genuinely intense and unsettling. The special effects are impressive, especially given the film's low budget, and the action sequences are well choreographed and exciting.

The ensemble cast is excellent, with each actor bringing a distinct personality to their role. Fran Kranz is a standout as Evan, imbuing the character with both vulnerability and determination. Pedro Pascal is charming and charismatic as Max, making his turn to the dark side all the more effective. Joey Kern is hilarious as the slacker office worker who is surprisingly adept at killing vampires, and Emma Fitzpatrick brings a welcome dose of levity to the film as Evan's girlfriend Amanda.

Overall, Bloodsucking Bastards is a fun, entertaining movie that strikes a nice balance between horror and comedy. It's not a groundbreaking film, but it's well made and enjoyable to watch, with a strong cast and a smart script. Fans of horror-comedies like Shaun of the Dead and Tucker and Dale vs. Evil will likely enjoy Bloodsucking Bastards, as will anyone who has ever worked in a soul-sucking office job. It's a film that knows its audience and delivers exactly what they want.

Bloodsucking Bastards is a 2015 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 26 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.7 and a MetaScore of 50.

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