Bloodsucking Bosses is written by Ryan Mitts and Dr. God, a Los Angeles based comedy group and directed by Brian James O’Connell (Angry White Man).
It was very well received at Film 4 Frightfest 2015, where it went under the name Bloodsucking Bastards.
I was a little dubious before watching this as I have seen it likened to “The Office”, which is not only not funny, but also incredibly annoying and cringe worthy. I needn’t have worried however, the only similarity is that it’s set in an office.
“Well, this is pretty much the grossest thing I’ve ever seen.”
Evan (Fran Kranz – The Cabin In The Woods) is the hard done to assistant sales manager of a struggling sales company whose continued existence depends upon a presentation which he is due to give and is desperately trying to get finished.
This is no easy task given that the rest of the employees, including his best friend Tim (Joey Kern – Cabin Fever) are more interested in playing computer games while on the phone to customers than they are in working.
Evan has recently separated from his girlfriend Mandy (Emma Fitzpatrick – In Time, The Social Network) the head of HR, mostly due to his being an idiot and his co-workers take great pleasure in reminding him of this.
Just to finish off a bad week, he is overlooked for promotion in favour of an outsider, Max (Pedro Pascal – The Adjustment Bureau, Game of Thrones), who just happens to be his college nemesis.
Not long after Max’s arrival, strange things begin to occur. Evan is so preoccupied that it takes until he finds the mutilated body of his friend Mike (Neil W. Garguilo – Awkward.) in the toilets only for the body to disappear, for him to notice anything untoward happening, at which point he and Tim finally decide to investigate.
Bloodsucking Bosses is a very enjoyable film. Perfect for anyone who is stuck in an office day after day and feels their job is sucking the life out of them, you will know exactly how Evan feels. In his case it may be literally soul destroying.
The acting is good and the characters are an eclectic mix, just what you’d expect to find in an office environment and the script is funny, it made me laugh a few times. There’s plenty of blood splatter too, an excellent way to spend an evening.
“You mean the basement? That place has freaked me out ever since they found that whimsical gimp mask.”
Bloodsucking Bosses is available to buy now on DVD.