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It may be a new year, but we’re up to our old tricks! This month on the Guilty Pleasures podcast, we delight in the nonsensical mayhem of “Evil Aliens”.

We ran a poll on social media platforms to see which film we would look at in our UK edition of the series between Evil Aliens and Cradle of Fear. And by a landslide you went with Jake West’s 2005 effort Evil Aliens.



Alongside host Scott Murphy, we are fortunate to have former guest extraordinaire and Knuckleball director Michael Peterson to help us delve into this month’s wonderful guilty pleasure. We are also joined by a great friend of the show, Bloodhound Pix co-host Craig Draheim.

Over the course of the episode, we attempt to unravel the plot of this splattery alien invasion romp — despite the fact one of us (Mike) had to watch a Hindi dub of the film, so he only had the visual storytelling aspect of the film to go on! It also turns out that watching it without understanding the script might just be the best way to watch it!

We dissect the films many goretastic deaths, the movie’s penchant for inserting things just because they are cool even if they make little sense, the general unlikable nature of the characters, and the apparent easy availability of samurai swords in Wales.

(Correction: In the episode, host Scott Murphy refers to a film called Francis Ford Coppola’s Dracula, which is, of course, actually called Bram Stoker’s Dracula.)

You can watch the trailer for “Evil Aliens” here. UK listeners can check out “Evil Aliens” here, and US listener can check out “Evil Aliens” here. Unfortunately, it is not currently available to watch in Canada. 

Listen to Michael Peterson’s previous appearance on the The Guilty Pleasures Podcast talking about Dracula 2000 here.

Listen to Michael Peterson’s original interview appearance here.


Guilty Pleasures is a monthly spin-off show of the popular New Horror Express (NHE) podcast. Each month, NHE host Scott Murphy, alongside some former guests on the interview podcast, takes a deep dive into a 21st Century “Guilty Pleasure” horror movie as chosen by you the listener in an online poll (based on a particular theme).

Host Scott Murphy is a freelance journalist, reviewer and podcaster. He got into horror in his early teens and has not looked back since. As well as reviewing on New Horror Express, he currently writes reviews for The Wee Review and has previously written for Slimehouse TV, Subtitled Online and The 405.  His favourite horror movie is The Shining, and his favourite horror novel is Interview with The Vampire.

Be sure to tune in the first Saturday of every month for new episodes of THE GUILTY PLEASURES PODCAST on the Morbidly Beautiful Network. 

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