Bloodsucker’s Planet – USA, 2019

‘There’s something in the mud…’

Bloodsucker’s Planet is a 2019 American science-fiction comedy feature film about a strange industrial planet and its bizarre inhabitants.

Written, directed, photographed and edited by Mark Beal (Bloodsucker’s Handbook), the movie stars Joe Grisaffi, Jessica Bell, Adrienne Dobson, Leni Mex and Jeremy Herrera.


The crew of the space ship Argosy respond to a distress signal from the industrial Planet Mara only to discover the planet is ruled by the sinister Mother Vampire.

Along the way, they encounter disease-carrying Mara bats, a talking space roach, and Adrianna, the gynoid whose developing self-awareness is aided by her collection of vintage romance comics…

Reviews [click links to read more]:

“Despite the similar approach to their low budgets and non-realistic look Bloodsucker’s Planet isn’t a spoof like Lake Michigan Monster. It tells its story seriously, but with its own style. There are a few in-jokes that genre fans will get, but that’s it. The cast also plays it straight, no scenery-chewing or winking to the audience.” Jim Morazzini, Voices from the Balcony

“The film is short (around the 60-minute mark) and so doesn’t outstay its welcome. If you were a fan of Bloodsucker’s Handbook then you’ll love this too – though a space opera rather than a film noir – and fans of off-beat, low budget sci-fi will definitely have fun. Referential and engaging…” Taliesen Meets the Vampires

Cast and characters:

  • Joe Grisaffi … Mr Bartlett
  • Jessica Bell … Adrianna
  • Adrienne Dobson … Paulina
  • Leni Mex … Clarissa
  • Jeremy Herrera … Doc
  • Charles Pitman … Controller
  • Allen Menefee … McDermott
  • Israel Koite … Mr Roach
  • Cory W. Ahre … Cooke

Technical details:

65 minutes


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