12:46 am …… Bloodsucker’s Handbook

Bloodsucker’s Handbook

(Originally titled “Enchiridion”) Set in 1966, Bloodsucker’s Handbook is the story of Father Noah Gregory, a young priest who is approached by federal marshals with an unusual request: help them deal with a vampire they have taken into custody. Drawn in by the vampire’s narrative, Noah’s own life begins to take strange twists. And when the vampire disappears, things get very weird.

Director Biography

By day, Mark Beal is a quiet municipal employee in the public communications office of a city government. By night, a mad creator of odd art films. His previous film “Life Study,” screened at the Red Wasp and Naperville Film Festivals. He is currently in post production on a prequel to “Bloodsucker’s Handbook.”

Director Statement

“Bloodsucker’s Handbook” is not so much a vampire horror as a surrealist film with a vampire character. My intention is for the surrealism to sneak in gradually — the story begins in a straight-forward fashion but eventually there is a point where the viewer has the realization: “Whoa, this is really strange!” The tagline, “Embrace the weird,” was drawn from the response of one viewer after seeing an early cut of the film.

CREDITS

  • Mark Beal
    Director
    Life Study
  • Mark Beal
    Producer
    Life Study
  • Katie Elrod
    Producer
    Somebody Up There Likes Me, The Horse Bride, For Serious
  • Cory W. Ahre
    Key Cast
    Sacrament, Pick-Axe Murders Part III: The Final Chapter, The New Adventures of Baby Jesus
  • Joel Jeremy Herrera
    Key Cast
  • Jessica Bell
    Key Cast
  • Dustan Costine
    Key Cast
    Old Boy, The Campaign, GI Joe II: Retaliation, Meeting Evil
  • Larry Boozer
    Key Cast
  • Tam Jackson
    Key Cast
    Revolution, Neonatal, Left of Center
  • Seraluna Sanchez
    Key Cast
    Life Study

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