Facets Cinémathèque

September 4–5, 2015

Chicago Premiere

Two screenings only!

Bloodsucking Bastards

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Film still: Bloodsucking Bastards Film still: Bloodsucking Bastards


Director Brian James O'Connell and filmmakers in attendance

"It's dumb fun... director Brian James O'Connell plays all of his tonal elements right, which is to say fast-paced; goofy; and very, very bloody"
  —AV Club
"Director O'Connell and a thoroughly game cast...score high marks for witty workplace humor and horror in equal measure"
  —Austin Chronicle
4 stars "The best combination of loser comedy and gore since Shaun Of The Dead"
  —Eye for Film

An Office Space meets Shaun of the Dead action-packed horror comedy, Bloodsucking Bastards stars Fran Kranz (Cabin in the Woods) as Evan Sanders, a low-level, dutiful employee stuck in a boring job at a telemarketing company. Evan is the kind of guy who does all the work and gets none of the credit, but at least he gets to spend his days with his beautiful co-worker/girlfriend Amanda and his slacker best friend Tim, so he soldiers on in the hope of one day getting his coveted sales director position.

Unfortunately, it all falls apart in one fell swoop when Amanda breaks up with him and Evan's boss Ted hands his promotion to his college nemesis Max (Pedro Pascal, Game of Thrones). After his fellow officemates start going through disturbing changes (which, paradoxically, make them better employees) and bodies begin to pile up, Evan learns the horrible truth: Max is a vampire. And even worse... a vamp with a plan.

Bloodsucking Bastards takes audiences on a hilarious, blood-spattered roller coaster ride in the most terrifying locale of all: the American workplace. Evan must find a way to stop the evil brewing among the cubicles, win back Amanda, and rescue his workplace pals before his life and career go from dead-end... to just dead.

Director Brian James is from Chicago and Bloodsucking Bastards feature members from Dr. God (the comedy team behind the film).

Directed by Brian James O'Connell, U.S.A., 2015, 86 mins.

Friday, Sept. 4:
Filmmaker Brian James O'Connell, producer/actor Justin Ware (Andrew) and actor Parvesh Cheena (Jack the Intern) will be here for a Q&A


  • Fri.–Sat., Sept. 4–5 at 10:30 pm
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$10 general admission

$5 for Facets Members

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