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Blood & Donuts (1995)

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A vampire falls for a woman working at a donut shop.

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Boya
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Earl (as Justin Louis)
Helene Clarkson ...
Molly
Fiona Reid ...
Rita
Frank Moore ...
Pierce
Hadley Kay ...
Axel
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Crime Boss
J. Winston Carroll ...
Bernie
Earl Pastko ...
Donut Shop Junkie
Sam Malkin ...
Hotel Clerk
Susan Kottman ...
Old Lady (as Susan Koffmann)
Charles Hayter ...
Old Wino
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Storyline

In 1994, in Toronto, the vampire Boya awakens from his twenty-five years of sleep in a basement hit by a golf ball. He takes a cab to the local cemetery, retrieves his belongings from a grave and lodges in a low budget hotel nearby an all-night donut shop. Boya does not drink human blood anymore but rats and pigeons blood instead. While in the donut shop, Boya befriends and protects the taxi driver Earl, who is having trouble with two criminals, and falls in love for the waitress Molly. Meanwhile, his former passion of 1969, Rita, who misses her lost youth, is trying to locate him. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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There's a place between the living and the dead... and it's open 24 hours.

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Comedy | Horror

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Rated R for violence/gore and language | See all certifications »

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9 September 1995 (Canada)  »

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CAD 350,000 (estimated)
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Stephen: Most people have some dignity, most people long to leave a mark. If it were just a question of smudges... they wouldn't need the bowling shoe rule.
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Featured in Nightmare in Canada: Canadian Horror on Film (2004) See more »

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I Will Wait For You
Lyrics by Dr. K. Syinide
Music and Performed by Nash the Slash (as Nash The Slash)
Courtesy of Marginal Music and Cut-throat Productions
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Original and charming vampire flick
22 June 2000 | by (Washington DC, USA) – See all my reviews

It's not every day you see something original and clever done with the vampire genre, but this does it and then some. This is a unique, low-key, low-gore, charming little movie. Gordon Currie is very likable (and *real* easy on the eyes!) as Boya, the vampire who went into hibernation in 1969 and crawls out to face a grimy world of small-time mobsters, cheap donuts and a bitter ex-girlfriend who's waited 25 years for his return. Determined not to prey on people, Boya runs through dozens of rats and pigeons while forming shy friendships with a nervous cabbie and a smart, ironic donut waitress. The character has such fundamental sweetness and sincerity that he's impossible not to like, reticent and embarrassed about his vampirism but quickly bringing his undead powers to bear when his new friends need help, and quietly mourning the short lifespans of humankind (a theme often blared loudly in vampire films but gentle and subtle here). Much more about people, friendship and self-sacrifice than your average vampire film, and a nice change.


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