The Bloodlust Podcast

110 | Hold the Dark

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Director: Jeremy Saulnier

Writer: Macon Blair

Synopsis: Russell is a writer who chronicled his experiences with wolves. He receives a letter from a woman whose son has been taken from their small Alaskan village by a wolf. The woman, Medora, asks Russell to find the wolf responsible for killing her son & kill it, so that she will have something to show her husband Vern when he returns from the war.


It’s finally time to go back to Haddonfield. Find out what we think of the long-awaited Halloween revamp next time.

Music courtesy of Peter Perfect. Check him out on Instagram | Soundcloud 

109 | Mandy

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Director: Panos Cosmatos

Writers: Panos Cosmatos & Aaron Stewart-Ahn

Synopsis: Red, a recovering alcoholic lumberjack, lives a peaceful, quiet life with his love Mandy in the Pacific Northwest of the early 1980s. Mandy is a daydreaming metalhead & fantasy enthusiast who makes psychedelic drawings when she’s not working at a local gas station. One day while out walking, Mandy catches the eye of the charismatic leader of a bizarre Christian cult who incorporates psychedelic drugs into their worship. Jeremiah, the cult leader, is instantly besotted with Mandy & orders his followers to capture her, with the help of some Cenobite-like bikers. This leads the devastated Red on epic quest for revenge at any cost.

Here’s the documentary about real-life cult EnlightenNext, which Jamie mentioned on the show.


Next up, the newest offering from Jeremy Saulnier, the fella who brought you Green Room & Blue Ruin. Tentatively looking forward to this one, but if too many wolves get killed it’s gonna be a ‘no’ from me, dawg.

Into/outro music courtesy of Peter Perfect. Check him out on Instagram | Soundcloud 

All other music this episode by Johan Johansson from the original score of Mandy

108 | What Keeps You Alive

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Director/Writer: Colin Minihan

Synopsis: Jules & Jackie are a couple celebrating their one-year anniversary by spending the weekend at Jackie’s family’s isolated lake house. An unexpected meeting causes a rift between the couple, as one of them begins to discover that the other is not who she says she is, & may have ulterior motives.


You’re gonna want to strap in for this next movie; you may find yourself blown away by any number of things: the EPIC score, the trippy camera work and use of color, or Nic Cage’s awesome performance as the axe-wielding husband (a self-forged axe, no less), hell-bent on revenge. Do yourself a favor and join us next time when we sit down to review Mandy.

Into/outro music courtesy of Peter Perfect. Check him out on Instagram | Soundcloud 

All other music this episode by Forest Swords

We briefly talk about the book The Indifferent Stars Above, by Daniel James Brown, which tells the story of one of the members of the ill-fated Donner party.

107 | Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich

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Directors: Sonny Laguna & Tommy Wiklund

Writer: S. Craig Zahler

Synopsis: Thomas Lennon plays Edgar, a somewhat pathetic dude who is forced to move back in with his parents after a divorce. He decides to sell his murdered brother’s doll at a convention celebrating the 30th anniversary of the original puppet massacre, which turns out to be a very bad idea. As fans & collectors converge on the site of the murders, a mysterious force begins to animate the dolls once again.


If you count yourself among the group of folks who love the movie Grave Encounters, then you'll want to join us next time as we discuss writer/director Colin Miniham's latest contribution to the horror genre, What Keeps You Alive.

Into/outro music courtesy of Peter Perfect. Check him out on Instagram | Soundcloud 

All over music this episode by Hudson Mohawke

106 | The Meg

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Director: Jon Turtletaub

Writers: Dean Georgaris, Jon Hoeber and Erich Hoeber. Based on the novel by Steve Alten.

Synopsis: Jason Statham plays a diver who is still reeling from a tragic mission in which his split-second decision resulted in the death of his best friend. He is called out of retirement to rescue his ex wife, whose craft is stuck in the deepest part of the ocean & is under threat from a mysterious giant creature. There he must not only contend with the Megalodon, but also his former colleagues who believe he made the wrong choice in his last mission.


Join us next time as we discuss the newest Puppet Master movie, written by the guy who brought you Bone Tomahawk & featuring Lt. Jim Dangle. Sounds like a hoot, right?

All music courtesy of Peter Perfect. Check him out on Instagram | Soundcloud