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We review horror movies. We tackle everything from the well-known blockbuster flicks, to the classics (with the occasional TV show thrown in). Nothing is too high or lowbrow, as we dissect everything from "Don’t Look Now" to "Leprechaun" with equal fervor. Join us, won’t you, as we revel in the blood and guts of the genre. Aficionados and noobs alike, everyone will find something to love about The Bloodlust.

Latest Episodes

The Rental

EDirected by Dave FrancoWritten by Dave Franco & Joe SwanbergStars Dan Stevens, Alison Brie, Jeremy Allen White & Sheila Vand Premiered July 24, 2020Rated RRuntime: 1hr 28 minRT: 73% critics, 44% audienceTwo brothers and their respective partners rent a gorgeous vacation home with some extra audio/visual features they don’t discover until it’s too late. Who has the incriminating footage and how far will they need to go to get it back?Next up, the quarantine-filmed Host, about a seance conducted over Zoom. Yes, I agree that it sounds preposterous, but it’s currently sitting at 100% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes. It’s also 56 minutes long, so if you hate it you’re not out too much time.Theme music: "Secret of Tiki Island" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

65 MIN2 d ago
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The Rental

Relic

EWritten by Natalie Erika James & Christian WhiteDirected by Natalie Erika JamesStars Emily Mortimer, Robyn Nevin, Bella HeathcotePremiered at Sundance January 25, 2020; available to rentRated RRuntime: 1hr 29 minWhen family matriarch Edna goes missing her daughter Kay and granddaughter Sam come back to the crumbling family home to look for her. When Edna shows back up she seems different somehow. Could this be the start of dementia or something more supernatural?Next up, a film featuring two of the celebrity crushes we discuss on this episode. I swear it was a coincidence. The Rental is available to rent meow.Theme music: "Secret of Tiki Island" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

60 MIN2 w ago
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Relic

Antrum

EWritten/Directed by David Amito, Michael LaiciniStars Nicole Tompkins, Rowan Smyth, Dan IstratePremiered at Brooklyn Horror Film Festival October 14, 2018 released on VOD November 12, 2019Not ratedRuntime: 1hr 35 minAntrum is an alleged cursed film made in the late 70s about a sister and brother who journey to an ominous forest to dig a hole to hell in order to contact their deceased dog. The film is presented in its entirety and is bookended with documentary footage regarding the deaths connected with previous screenings.Next up, a film about Emily Mortimer’s character in 30 Rock who had Avian Bone Syndrome (hollow bones). Just kidding, but Emily Mortimer does star. It’s available on demand now.Theme music: "Secret of Tiki Island" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

82 MINJUL 13
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Antrum

Shirley

EDirected by Josephine DeckerWritten by Sarah Gubbins, based on the novel by Susan Scarf MerrellStars Elizabeth Moss, Odessa Young, Michael Stuhlbarg and Logan LermanRated RRuntime of 1hr 47minSynopsis: In this period drama, young marrieds Fred and Rose move in with real life literary couple Stanley Hyman and Shirley Jackson after the publication of Jackson’s iconic short story “The Lottery.” In addition to finding herself as Jackson’s de facto personal assistant/housekeeper, Rose also becomes Jackson’s window into a new story she’s working on.Theme music: "Secret of Tiki Island" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

26 MINJUL 6
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Shirley

The Wretched

EWritten/Directed by Brett Pierce & Drew T. PierceStars John-Paul Howard, Piper Curda & Jamison JonesPremiered at Fantasia Film Festival July 19, 2019, opened in limited drive-ins and on demand May 1 2020,Not ratedRuntime: 1hr 35 min16yr old Ben is spending the summer with his father, his parents having recently divorced. He begins to suspect that something sinister is going on at the house next door, but because he’d gotten in trouble recently his dad doesn’t believe him. Will he be able to get to the bottom of the mystery before it’s too late?Next up, the alleged cursed film that’s been sneaking into Amazon Prime viewers’ nightmares, Antrum. Fans of found footage will want to check this one out, as well as lovers of occult horror.Theme music: "Secret of Tiki Island" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

53 MINJUN 28
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The Wretched

The Lodge

EDirected by Severin Fiala, Veronika FranzWritten by Severin Fiala, Veronika Franz and Sergio CasciStars Riley Keough, Alicia Silverstone, Jaeden Martell and Lia McHughRated RRuntime of 1hr 48 minSynopsis: A father insists on taking his two children to spend Christmas at their cabin with his new fiance shortly after the death of their mother, then promptly leaves the three of them there together to get to know each other. Already a profoundly stupid idea, right? But it gets so much worse - turns out dad’s fiance is the lone survivor of a Heaven’s Gate-like cult that committed mass suicide not long ago. Why wouldn’t you want to leave her alone with your kids in a remote cabin?NOTES FROM THE EPISODE:Jim Can’t Swim - True Crime/Police Interrogation videosCheck out his videos and if you find them interesting, you may want to check out his Patreon, where you can subscribe for a very reasonable $1/month and get additional videos.Next up, The Wretched, now available for rent on Amazon P...

71 MINJUN 15
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The Lodge

Abominable

EDirected by Ryan SchifrinWritten by Ryan Schifrin and James MorrisonStars Matt McCoy, Haley Joel and Christien TinsleyRated RRuntime of 1hr 34 minA writer returns to his cottage to convalesce after a climbing accident that crippled him and killed his wife. He finds to his delight a gaggle of lovely co-eds are staying at the cabin next door, so naturally he begins to peep on the women with binoculars. What follows is a film in the grand tradition of Rear Window. But, you know, with bigfoot.Next up, The Lodge, now available on Hulu for free and elsewhere for $$. I was all set to see this one right as the theaters in Michigan were closing down and had been anxiously awaiting it for probably a year before that. Why? Because its from the duo who brought you Goodnight Mommy. Theme music: "Secret of Tiki Island" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

60 MINMAY 31
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Abominable

Lake Mungo

EDirector/Writer: Joel Anderson Stars: Rosie Traynor, David Pledger, Martin SharpeSynopsis: Who killed Alice Palmer? Just kidding...sort of...This is aFauxdoc-style film,covering the events surrounding the death of 16-year old Alice Palmer. After going missing (we presume she drowned)during a family trip, Alice's body is eventually discovered floating in the water.Once this happens, the movie jumps from one subplot to the next as it attempts to discover what happened to her. The ending may not be exactly what you'd expect.Next up, it’s our 150th episode! That right, our Sasquatchcentennial. In honor of the occasion we’ll be checking out a bigfoot movie that’s currently on Amazon Prime, Abominable. Join us next time to celebrate another pointless milestone, won’t you?Theme music: "Secret of Tiki Island" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

72 MINMAY 18
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Lake Mungo

Girl on the Third Floor

EPremiered: SXSW March 10, 2019Released: October 25, 2019Director: Travis StevensWriters: Paul Johnstone, Ben Parker and Travis StevensStars: CM Punk, Trieste Kelly Dunn, Sarah BrooksRated: not?Runtime: 1hr 33 minSynopsis: Reformed white collar criminal Don purchases an old house in the country with the intention of fixing it up as a peace offering to his pregnant wife. When he begins hearing strange noises and getting visits from even stranger neighbors he begins to rethink his decision.Next up, it’s our 150th episode! That right, our Sasquatchcentennial. In honor of the occasion we’ll be checking out a bigfoot movie that’s currently on Amazon Prime, Abominable. Join us next time to celebrate another pointless milestone, won’t you?Theme music: "Secret of Tiki Island" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

52 MINMAY 4
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Girl on the Third Floor

The Hunt

EDirected by Craig ZobelWritten by Nick Cuse & Damon LindelofStars: Betty Gilpin & Hillary SwankRated: R; Runtime: 1hr 30minWhere to find: Currently available for purchase on streaming providersSynopsis: A bunch of middle Americans wake up in a field and are soon picked off one by one at the hands of wealthy elites who want to take out their political frustration on them. Will any of these true Americans survive?Next up, it’s our 150th episode! That right, our Sasquatchcentennial. In honor of the occasion we’ll be checking out a bigfoot movie that’s currently on Amazon Prime, Abominable. Join us next time to celebrate another pointless milestone, won’t you?Theme music: "Secret of Tiki Island" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

63 MINAPR 20
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The Hunt

Latest Episodes

The Rental

EDirected by Dave FrancoWritten by Dave Franco & Joe SwanbergStars Dan Stevens, Alison Brie, Jeremy Allen White & Sheila Vand Premiered July 24, 2020Rated RRuntime: 1hr 28 minRT: 73% critics, 44% audienceTwo brothers and their respective partners rent a gorgeous vacation home with some extra audio/visual features they don’t discover until it’s too late. Who has the incriminating footage and how far will they need to go to get it back?Next up, the quarantine-filmed Host, about a seance conducted over Zoom. Yes, I agree that it sounds preposterous, but it’s currently sitting at 100% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes. It’s also 56 minutes long, so if you hate it you’re not out too much time.Theme music: "Secret of Tiki Island" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

65 MIN2 d ago
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The Rental

Relic

EWritten by Natalie Erika James & Christian WhiteDirected by Natalie Erika JamesStars Emily Mortimer, Robyn Nevin, Bella HeathcotePremiered at Sundance January 25, 2020; available to rentRated RRuntime: 1hr 29 minWhen family matriarch Edna goes missing her daughter Kay and granddaughter Sam come back to the crumbling family home to look for her. When Edna shows back up she seems different somehow. Could this be the start of dementia or something more supernatural?Next up, a film featuring two of the celebrity crushes we discuss on this episode. I swear it was a coincidence. The Rental is available to rent meow.Theme music: "Secret of Tiki Island" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

60 MIN2 w ago
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Relic

Antrum

EWritten/Directed by David Amito, Michael LaiciniStars Nicole Tompkins, Rowan Smyth, Dan IstratePremiered at Brooklyn Horror Film Festival October 14, 2018 released on VOD November 12, 2019Not ratedRuntime: 1hr 35 minAntrum is an alleged cursed film made in the late 70s about a sister and brother who journey to an ominous forest to dig a hole to hell in order to contact their deceased dog. The film is presented in its entirety and is bookended with documentary footage regarding the deaths connected with previous screenings.Next up, a film about Emily Mortimer’s character in 30 Rock who had Avian Bone Syndrome (hollow bones). Just kidding, but Emily Mortimer does star. It’s available on demand now.Theme music: "Secret of Tiki Island" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

82 MINJUL 13
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Antrum

Shirley

EDirected by Josephine DeckerWritten by Sarah Gubbins, based on the novel by Susan Scarf MerrellStars Elizabeth Moss, Odessa Young, Michael Stuhlbarg and Logan LermanRated RRuntime of 1hr 47minSynopsis: In this period drama, young marrieds Fred and Rose move in with real life literary couple Stanley Hyman and Shirley Jackson after the publication of Jackson’s iconic short story “The Lottery.” In addition to finding herself as Jackson’s de facto personal assistant/housekeeper, Rose also becomes Jackson’s window into a new story she’s working on.Theme music: "Secret of Tiki Island" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

26 MINJUL 6
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Shirley

The Wretched

EWritten/Directed by Brett Pierce & Drew T. PierceStars John-Paul Howard, Piper Curda & Jamison JonesPremiered at Fantasia Film Festival July 19, 2019, opened in limited drive-ins and on demand May 1 2020,Not ratedRuntime: 1hr 35 min16yr old Ben is spending the summer with his father, his parents having recently divorced. He begins to suspect that something sinister is going on at the house next door, but because he’d gotten in trouble recently his dad doesn’t believe him. Will he be able to get to the bottom of the mystery before it’s too late?Next up, the alleged cursed film that’s been sneaking into Amazon Prime viewers’ nightmares, Antrum. Fans of found footage will want to check this one out, as well as lovers of occult horror.Theme music: "Secret of Tiki Island" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

53 MINJUN 28
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The Wretched

The Lodge

EDirected by Severin Fiala, Veronika FranzWritten by Severin Fiala, Veronika Franz and Sergio CasciStars Riley Keough, Alicia Silverstone, Jaeden Martell and Lia McHughRated RRuntime of 1hr 48 minSynopsis: A father insists on taking his two children to spend Christmas at their cabin with his new fiance shortly after the death of their mother, then promptly leaves the three of them there together to get to know each other. Already a profoundly stupid idea, right? But it gets so much worse - turns out dad’s fiance is the lone survivor of a Heaven’s Gate-like cult that committed mass suicide not long ago. Why wouldn’t you want to leave her alone with your kids in a remote cabin?NOTES FROM THE EPISODE:Jim Can’t Swim - True Crime/Police Interrogation videosCheck out his videos and if you find them interesting, you may want to check out his Patreon, where you can subscribe for a very reasonable $1/month and get additional videos.Next up, The Wretched, now available for rent on Amazon P...

71 MINJUN 15
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The Lodge

Abominable

EDirected by Ryan SchifrinWritten by Ryan Schifrin and James MorrisonStars Matt McCoy, Haley Joel and Christien TinsleyRated RRuntime of 1hr 34 minA writer returns to his cottage to convalesce after a climbing accident that crippled him and killed his wife. He finds to his delight a gaggle of lovely co-eds are staying at the cabin next door, so naturally he begins to peep on the women with binoculars. What follows is a film in the grand tradition of Rear Window. But, you know, with bigfoot.Next up, The Lodge, now available on Hulu for free and elsewhere for $$. I was all set to see this one right as the theaters in Michigan were closing down and had been anxiously awaiting it for probably a year before that. Why? Because its from the duo who brought you Goodnight Mommy. Theme music: "Secret of Tiki Island" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

60 MINMAY 31
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Abominable

Lake Mungo

EDirector/Writer: Joel Anderson Stars: Rosie Traynor, David Pledger, Martin SharpeSynopsis: Who killed Alice Palmer? Just kidding...sort of...This is aFauxdoc-style film,covering the events surrounding the death of 16-year old Alice Palmer. After going missing (we presume she drowned)during a family trip, Alice's body is eventually discovered floating in the water.Once this happens, the movie jumps from one subplot to the next as it attempts to discover what happened to her. The ending may not be exactly what you'd expect.Next up, it’s our 150th episode! That right, our Sasquatchcentennial. In honor of the occasion we’ll be checking out a bigfoot movie that’s currently on Amazon Prime, Abominable. Join us next time to celebrate another pointless milestone, won’t you?Theme music: "Secret of Tiki Island" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

72 MINMAY 18
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Lake Mungo

Girl on the Third Floor

EPremiered: SXSW March 10, 2019Released: October 25, 2019Director: Travis StevensWriters: Paul Johnstone, Ben Parker and Travis StevensStars: CM Punk, Trieste Kelly Dunn, Sarah BrooksRated: not?Runtime: 1hr 33 minSynopsis: Reformed white collar criminal Don purchases an old house in the country with the intention of fixing it up as a peace offering to his pregnant wife. When he begins hearing strange noises and getting visits from even stranger neighbors he begins to rethink his decision.Next up, it’s our 150th episode! That right, our Sasquatchcentennial. In honor of the occasion we’ll be checking out a bigfoot movie that’s currently on Amazon Prime, Abominable. Join us next time to celebrate another pointless milestone, won’t you?Theme music: "Secret of Tiki Island" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

52 MINMAY 4
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Girl on the Third Floor

The Hunt

EDirected by Craig ZobelWritten by Nick Cuse & Damon LindelofStars: Betty Gilpin & Hillary SwankRated: R; Runtime: 1hr 30minWhere to find: Currently available for purchase on streaming providersSynopsis: A bunch of middle Americans wake up in a field and are soon picked off one by one at the hands of wealthy elites who want to take out their political frustration on them. Will any of these true Americans survive?Next up, it’s our 150th episode! That right, our Sasquatchcentennial. In honor of the occasion we’ll be checking out a bigfoot movie that’s currently on Amazon Prime, Abominable. Join us next time to celebrate another pointless milestone, won’t you?Theme music: "Secret of Tiki Island" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

63 MINAPR 20
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The Hunt
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