127 | The Perfection

Director: Richard Shepard

Writers: Richard Shepard, Eric C. Charmelo & Nicole Snyder

Stars: Allison Williams, Logan Browning & Steven Weber

Rated: TV-MA, Runtime: 1 hour 30 min

Released May 24, 2019; Available on Netflix

Synopsis: Two former students at a prestigious music academy, Lizzie, a darling of the music world & Charlotte a has-been who left the profession years back, meet & hit it off instantly. Urged by their mentor, Anton, to perform a duet, the women find they have an intense connection that later leads them to make another connection back at their hotel. From there the two go on a wild ride of drugs, mutilation & revenge that is best not explained to the viewer in advance.


Next up, we’ve got the zombie flick from Jim Jarmusch, The Dead Don’t Die. If you like zombies, star-studded casts, and Jim Jarmusch, you’d be crazy not to check this one out.

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126 | Willow Creek

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Writer/Director: Bobcat Goldthwait

Stars: Alexie Gilmore & Bryce Johnson

Rated NR, Runtime: 1 hour 20 min

Released 6/6/2014, Available on Amazon Prime

Jim & Kelly are a young couple who venture out to the titular creek to fulfill Jim’s childhood dream - to visit the site where the famous Patterson-Gimlin bigfoot footage was shot. They film their excursion documentary-style, giving us a taste of the locals, some of whom are less than welcoming. When they start to hear strange noises around their campsite they begin to wonder if it’s the hostile townies or if there’s something more cryptozoological out there with them.


In case you don’t want to go into the comments section for Curt’s strange video recommendation, here you go. Don’t say I didn’t warn you…


Next up, the newest Netflix film to get everybody talking, The Perfection. Watch it with your favorite teacher!

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125 | Body at Brighton Rock

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Writer/Director: Roxanne Benjamin

Stars: Karina Fontes, Casey Adams & Emily Althaus

Rated R, Runtime: 1 hour 27 min

Debuted at SxSW March 8, 2019, Released April 26, 2019, Available on demand

Wendy is a junior park ranger at Brighton Rock State park. She’s the kind of girl who can’t seem to get her act together - always late, always losing things, etc etc. When she volunteers to hang flyers on an advanced trail so her friend can flirt with a boy at the info desk, she isn’t taken seriously. That’s because her friends know she’s an “indoor kid” & couldn’t handle the job. Against all logic & good sense Wendy insists on taking the job. Things seem to be going fine, until Wendy realizes she has gotten incredibly lost. While she’s dealing with that she discovers a dead body.


It’s finally springtime, so we at Bloodlust Ventures have decided to review another wilderness movie next. This time it’s going to be 2013’s Willow Creek, a found footage Bigfoot picture that we think is way underseen. It’s available on Prime, so we hope you check it out before the next episode.

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124 | The Field Guide to Evil

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Eight international filmmakers create shorts based on dark folklore from their homelands.

Directors: Veronika Franz & Severin Fiala (Austria), Can Evrenol (Turkey), Agnieszka Smoczinska (Poland), Calvin Reeder (US), Yannis Veslemes (Greece), Ashim Ahluwalia (India), Katrin Gebbe (Germany), Peter Strickland (Hungary)

Here’s a link for the website I mention at the end of the episode: The Unseen. Thank you again to our lovely listener/commenters for the tip. The list is very handy, as it’s pretty much every good horror movie that has come out in recent years, plus some serviceable & meh ones. As far as movies we haven’t mentioned on the show, I would recommend Jug Face, Coherence, Honeymoon & Cropsey. Any not mentioned that we should run out & see immediately? Let us know.


Imagine you take a job at a state park and one day, while you’re going about your business through the woods, you stumble across a probable crime scene. Not exactly the start of an awesome summer vacation. Next up, we’ll be watching Body at Brighton Rock, directed by Roxanne Benjamin (Southbound, XX). Join us in a week for our review.

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123 | Pet Sematary

PET SEMATARY

Directors: Kevin Kolsch & Dennis Widmyer

Writers: Matt Greenberg & Jeff Buhler

Synopsis:The Creed family moves to the town of Ludlow Maine so that father Louis can take a cushy job as a doctor at the nearby university & spend more time with his wife & two children. Behind their new house is a place where the local children bury their dead pets. And beyond that is another burial ground, this one an ancient & sinister place where the dead don’t stay buried…


It’s been a while since we’ve watched & reviewed an anthology but next we’ll be reviewing The Field Guide to Evil. With segments directed by Can Evrenol (Baskin), Severin Flala & Veronika Franz (Goodnight Mommy), and Agnieszka Smoczynska (The Lure), we should be in for a treat.

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