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This month on the podcast, we make the ill-advised decision to enter the disastrous “House of the Dead” — a fate worse than death.

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.
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Alongside NHE host Scott Murphy, we have screenwriter and 1/3 of the Bloodhound Pix podcast, Craig Draheim (who was basically the 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 movie, too.

We also get into the film’s many ineptitudes (the video game footage inserts, the silly “Game Over” style freeze-frame, the incomprehensible editing, etc).

Plus, we discuss the film’s creepy misogyny, its hilarious Capcom product placements, and how we can’t quite get our head around how this movie had a $12 million budget.

Elsewhere in the episode, we talk about how Vancouver Island makes a really unconvincing tropical island, the so-called “director’s 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 Guilty Pleasures Podcast talking about “Evil Aliens” here.

You can watch the trailer for House of the Dead here. The film is available to watch in the US on Peacock (free with ads). 


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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