Private Project

Bloodsucker's Planet

In this '60s retro prequel to the bizarro-noir Bloodsucker's Handbook, Bloodsucker's Planet follows the crew of the space ship Argosy as they 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.

  • Mark Beal
    Director
    Bloodsucker's Handbook, Life Study
  • Mark Beal
    Writer
    Bloodsucker's Handbook, Life Study
  • Mark Beal
    Producer
    Bloodsucker's Handbook, Life Study
  • Joel Jeremy Herrera
    Key Cast
    “Doc”
    Bloodsucker's Handbook
  • Jessica Bell
    Key Cast
    “Adrianna”
    Bloodsucker's Handbook
  • Joe Grisaffi
    Key Cast
    “Mr. Bartlett”
    Haunted Trailer, Gem of the Rainforest, In A Madman's World
  • Leni Mex
    Key Cast
    “Clarissa”
    Ten Seconds to Midnight, Sensing Murder: Easy Street
  • Adrienne Dobson
    Key Cast
    “Paulina”
    Bloodsucker's Handbook, The Tragedy of the Fallen Cherub
  • Allen Menefee
    Key Cast
    “McDermott”
    Bloodsucker's Handbook
  • Logan Hooks
    Key Cast
    “Danvers”
  • Catalina Querida
    Key Cast
    “Mother Vampire”
    Prey for Me, Pot Zombies 2: More Pot, Less Plot, The Black Room
  • Charles Pitman
    Key Cast
    “Controller”
    Life Study
  • Cory W. Ahre
    Key Cast
    “Cooke”
    Bloodsucker's Handbook, Sacrament, Pick-Axe Murders III: The Final Chapter
  • David Jack Skinner
    Music
  • David (Rock) Beal
    Set Design
  • Israel Koite
    Location Sound
    Bloodsucker's Handbook
  • Julio Olivara
    Production Crew
    Bloodsucker's Handbook, Life Study
  • Cory W. Ahre
    Production Crew
    Bloodsucker's Handbook
  • Israel Koite
    Production Crew
    Bloodsucker's Handbook
  • Project Type:
    Feature
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 6 minutes 40 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 8, 2019
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • GenreBlast Film Festival
    Winchester, VA
    United States
    August 31, 2019
    World Premiere
    Winner: Best Visual Effects (Feature); Nominated: Best On-screen Duo; Best Hero; Best Villain; Best Score (Feature); Best Song
  • Northeast Wisconsin Horror Film Festival
    Oshkosh, WI
    United States
    October 12, 2019
  • HorrOrigins Film Fest
    Atlanta, GA
    United States
    October 25, 2019
    Nominated: Best Score
  • STUFF MX Film Festival
    Mexico City
    Mexico
    November 7, 2019
    Mexico Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Horror-on-Sea Film Festival
    Southend-on-Sea
    United Kingdom
    January 17, 2020
    UK Premiere
  • Artists & Aliens Film Festival
    Vaasa
    Finland
    January 24, 2020
    European Premiere
    Winner: Best SciFi; Best Effects;Best Set Design; Best Wardrobe
  • Mad Monster Party
    Charlotte, NC
    United States
    February 14, 2020
  • CineUnderground Monthly Event
    Piacenza
    Italy
    February 15, 2020
    Italian Premiere
  • Cinemafantastique 5
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada
    August 29, 2020
    Canadian Premiere
    Winner, Most Fantastique Award
  • Moody Crab Film Festival
    Moga, Punjab
    India
    July 17, 2020
    Indian Premiere
    Official Selection
  • International Vampire Film & Arts Festival
    Sighisoara, Transylvania
    Romania
    October 30, 2020
    Finalist: Golden Stake Award
  • New Jersey Horror Con
    Atlantic City, NJ
    United States
    March 26, 2021
    Official Selection
  • Prison City Film Festival
    Huntsville, TX
    United States
    February 26, 2021
    Winner: Best Visual FX. Nominee: Best Narrative Feature, Most Original, Best Horror, and Best Director
Distribution Information
  • Embrace the Weird LLC
    Country: Worldwide
Director - Mark Beal
Director Statement

This second installment in the Condu the Vampire series is slightly less weird than the original, but still quirky and skirts right up to the edge of camp without -- I hope -- quite entering that realm.