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Blood & Donuts (1995)

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

Director:

Holly Dale
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Gordon Currie ... Boya
Louis Ferreira ... Earl (as Justin Louis)
Helene Clarkson ... Molly
Fiona Reid ... Rita
Frank Moore ... Pierce
Hadley Kay Hadley Kay ... Axel
David Cronenberg ... Crime Boss
J. Winston Carroll J. Winston Carroll ... Bernie
Earl Pastko Earl Pastko ... Donut Shop Junkie
Sam Malkin Sam Malkin ... Hotel Clerk
Susan Kottman Susan Kottman ... Old Lady (as Susan Koffmann)
Charles Hayter 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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Comedy | Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 September 1989 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Coeur de vampire See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

CAD 350,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color
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Did You Know?

Quotes

Boya Zsekely: Each time you turn your back, a few more... gone, makes you want to withdraw.
Molly: Yeah, well. Can't go through life afraid to connect 'cos the thing might end, right?
Boya Zsekely: Not might.
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Crazy Credits

After the credits there is a final scene in the donut shop featuring three of the secondary characters. See more »

Connections

Featured in Svengoolie: Blood & Donuts (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Twilight Time
Composed by Buck Ram (as Buck Ramm), Morty Nevins and Al Nevins
Performed by The Platters
Courtesy of Duchess Music Corporation, Essex Music International Inc. and Polygram
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A Wonderful ForayInto Fantasy
30 November 1999 | by realartSee all my reviews

My first reaction to BLOOD & DONUTS was THE BROTHER FROM ANOTHER PLANET. Not that BLOOD & DONUTS is a ripoff of BROTHER...but that both have the same "feel". BLOOD & DONUTS is an unusual film with unusual characters in unusual situations. It is a sincere film that does credit to its creators and participants. It is the most original vampire film I have yet to see. The focus here is not on the vampire or on vampirism but on the relationships that main character Boya forms and impacts. This film is as much a horror film as BROTHER FROM ANOTHER PLANET is a Sci-Fi film. And therein lies it charm. Highly recommended, but if you are expecting spine-tingling chills look elsewhere.


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