DRAINIAC! (2000) Reviews and overview

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‘They’ll suck the life out of you’

Drainiac! is a 2000 American comedy horror film written and directed by Brett Piper (Outpost Earth; The Dark Sleep; The Screaming DeadQueen CrabThey Bite: et al).

The movie stars Georgia Hatzis, Alexandra Boylan, Ethan Krasnoo, Samara Doucette and Rob Gorden.

When Julie Ashbrook (Georgia Hatzis) helps her father fix up a hopelessly run-down house, she is clearly unaware of the horrors that are about to follow.

Soon, creatures, demons and chaos descend on the haunted house. Mr Plummer (Phip Barbour) arrives to help but will he be able to exorcise the evil before it’s too late?


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“Shot fast and cheap on 16mm film stock for $10,000.00 in the late nineties, Drainiac isn’t exactly good but it is at least enjoyable. It makes for a fun diversion, a campy b-movie that doesn’t take itself too seriously but plays as a straight enough picture that the humor doesn’t feel too forced. The performances are all fairly wooden and the script is pretty ridiculous, but this is not high art.” DVD Talk

“If you’re interested in fun, cheap, gory fast-food horror with a self deprecating sense of humor, you’ll like Drainiac!. It’s certainly not for everyone.” CHUD.com


“You could accuse writer-director Brett Piper of being a lot of things. I, on the other hand, have chosen not to take that road. He has somehow managed to make an entertaining film about a dilapidated fixer-upper that kills its occupants with faulty plumbing. And he should be commended for what he was able to achieve this with little-to-no money.” House of Self-Indulgence


Choice dialogue:
Plummer: “I endure you, servant of old, in the name of the judge of the living and the dead, in the name of the creator of the earth and the seas, depart forthwith from this house!”


Cast and characters:
Georgia Hatzis … Julie
Alexandra Boylan … Lisa
Ethan Krasnoo … Jake
Samara Doucette … Tanya
Rob Gorden … Wade (as Robert Gorden)
Steven Bornstein … Dad
Philip Barbour … Plummer (as Philip ‘Phip’ Barbour)
Todd Poudrier … Steve (Melting Derelict)
Andrew Osborne … Billy (Dumb Derelict)
Elizabeth Hurley … Mom (Deceased)
Mike Downey … Barfly
Paul Costley … Barfly
William Burke … Barfly (as William ‘Dollar Bill’ Burke)
Don Severence … Irate Driver
Adrienne McCleave … Beautiful Faceless Ghost

Filming locations:
Pelham, New Hampshire

Technical details:
1 hour 21 minutes
Audio: Stereo
Aspect ratio: 1.78: 1


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