Mike Flanagan

84 | Gerald's Game


Director: Mike Flanagan

Writers: Mike Flanagan & Jeff Howard (based on novel by Stephen King)

Synopsis: Jessie Burlingame & her husband Gerald travel to their secluded lake house for a romantic getaway to rekindle the spark in their stale relationship. Gerald has brought some handcuffs along to spice things up, but when he suffers a heart attack & collapses after locking Jessie up, she is forced to endure a hallucinatory nightmare.

Next up, we’ll finally be reviewing Better Watch Out. So you’d better watch out...for our next episode. 

Episode 58: Ouija: Origins of Evil

Episode 58: Ouija: Origins of Evil

A prequel to the first movie, in which we learn more about the previous owners of the house. Set in 1967. Alice, along with her two daughters Lina & Doris, is struggling to make ends meet after the death of her husband. She runs a fortune-telling business out of her home, & her daughters assist her in fooling their customers with trick cabinets, candles that go out at will, etc. Things start to get real when Alice decides to add a Ouija board into her act. It’s youngest daughter, Doris, who seems to have a real knack for using the board.

46 | Hush


Director: Mike Flanagan

Writer: Mike Flanagan, Kate Siegel

Stars: John Gallagher Jr., Kate Siegel, and Michael Trucco

Synopsis: A deaf woman, living alone in the woods, is terrorized by a crazy, crossbow-weilding maniac who is clearly on some kind of lady-killing spree.

Next up, Karyn Kusama's new dinner party horror film, The Invitation, available on VOD & in select theaters.


1 | Oculus & Absentia


Welcome, betchez, to the inaugural episode of The Bloodlust - the savvy viewers' guide to the best, worst, and most ridiculous that the horror genre has to offer.

We start things off by discussing Oculus and Absentia, two films by director Mike Flanagan. Did we like them? Did we think they sucked? Listen and find out.

We spoil the crap outta both these movies, so - heads up

The Movies

Absentia (2011)

A woman and her sister begin to link a mysterious tunnel to a series of disappearances, including that of her own husband.

Director: Mike Flanagan, Writer: Mike Flanagan, Stars: Katie Parker, Courtney Bell, Dave Levine

What'd we think of Absentia?
(out of 5 stars)

Oculus (2013)

A woman tries to exonerate her brother, who was convicted of murder, by proving that the crime was committed by a supernatural phenomenon.

Director: Mike Flanagan, Writers: Mike Flanagan, Jeff Howard, Stars: Karen Gillan, Brenton Thwaites, Katee Sackhoff

What'd we think of Oculus?
(out of 5 stars)

We also refer to Oculus: Chapter 3 - The Man with the Plan (2006), the inspiration for Oculus, which you can watch here.

In the next episode, we'll be looking at V/H/S and V/H/S/2.