June 3

The Guilty Pleasures Podcast – House of the Dead (2003)


New Horror Express
New Horror Express
The Guilty Pleasures Podcast - House of the Dead (2003)

Welcome back to our ongoing Guilty Pleasure’s bonus series! A series we begun as part of our friends Bloodhound Pix #HorrorNotFear campaign, which will see New Horror Express along with several other outlets offering bonus content up until June 2021. The show will remain a fixture post that though as we have become a proud part of the Morbidly Beautiful network!

We ran a poll on social media platforms to see which film we would look at in our “Worst of the Worst” episode of the series between 2003’s “House of the Dead” and 2010’s “Birdemic: Shock and Terror.” And by a decent margin you voted for Uwe Boll’s video game disasterpiece “House of the Dead.”

Alongside NHE host Scott Murphy to dive into this one we have 1/3 of the Bloodhound Pix podcast & screenwriter Craig Draheim (who was basically they only person we could find to do this episode lol).

Over the course of the episode Scott and Craig discuss how (despite a lot of competition) this film is almost certainly the worst video game ever made, how (also despite heavy competition) it is probably the worst Uwe Boll’s movie too as well as generally getting into the films many ineptitudes (the video game footage inserts, the silly “Game Over” style freeze frame, the incomprehensible editing etc). Plus, we get into the film’s creepy misogyny, its hilarious Capcom product placements and how we can’t quite get our head around how this movie has a $12 million budget.

Elsewhere in the episode, we talk about how Vancouver Island makes a really unconvincing tropical island, the so-called “directors cut” of the movie and why the hell Jurgen Prochnow agreed to be in this. Plus, both Craig and Scott generally consider their life choices by the end of the episode.

Listen to Craig Draheim’s previous appearance on the The Guilty Pleasures Podcast talking about “Evil Aliens” here

You can watch the trailer for “House of the Dead” here


Action Horror, Clint Howard, Craig Draheim, House of the Dead, Jonathan Cherry, Jurgen Prochnow, Nu Metal, Ona Grauer, Techno, Uwe Boll, Video Game Films, Worst of the Worst, Zombies

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