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Blood Car (2007)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Horror | 2 March 2007 (USA)
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In the near future, gas prices are at an astronomical high. One man is determined to find an alternate fuel source. That alternate fuel source turns out to be blood...HUMAN BLOOD.

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Alex Orr

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Hugh Braselton (story), Alex Orr (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Credited cast:
Mike Brune Mike Brune ... Archie Andrews
Anna Chlumsky ... Lorraine
Katie Orr ... Denise (as Katie Rowlett)
Matt Hutchinson Matt Hutchinson ... Donald Watkins
Marla Malcolm ... Hitchhiker
Mr. Malt Mr. Malt ... Car Jacker
Matthew Stanton Matthew Stanton ... Shot Agent
Bill Szymanski Bill Szymanski ... Vietnam Vetran
Hawmi Guillebeaux Hawmi Guillebeaux ... Whiny Agent
Vince Canlas ... Agent Shim
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Roudie Augustin Roudie Augustin ... Taco Patron
Barbara Carnes Barbara Carnes ... Mrs. Butterfield
Jacqueline Flash Jacqueline Flash ... Archie's Student
Zachary Flash Zachary Flash ... Archie's Student
Michael Goldberg ... Firetruckman (Front Half)
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In the near future, gas prices are at an astronomical high. One man is determined to find an alternate fuel source. That alternate fuel source turns out to be blood...HUMAN BLOOD.

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Are gas prices killing you? See more »

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Comedy | Horror

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See also: Blood Drive (syfy tv show). See more »

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After Archie shoves the car jacker into the trunk, the would-be thief shoots a hole in the lid through which his blood squirts as he is made into 'fuel'. The hole, and the rag Archie uses to block it, are no longer visible when Archie throws the crippled veteran into the trunk, but reappear later in the film when he pulls out the rag so that the car will run out of 'gas'. See more »

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Donald Watkins: Let's cut straight to the chase. You've invented what we've been calling in official documents, a blood car. You beat us when we didn't play fair, so now we've all agreed to act civil. Civility. Civilian. The civil war? They all started the same way, Archie. The Civil war was started over people using other people - black people-as servants. Not really like humans, but like animals, to pull carts and plant vegetables. And you know all about vegetables, don't you? It was a good idea, but it ...
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The Four Seasons Summer 3rd Movement
Written by Antonio Vivaldi
Conducted by Keith J. Salmon
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Eco-friendly porn-trash to go. Large car? Just supersize!
17 June 2008 | by Chris_DockerSee all my reviews

Do you worry about the price of fuel? If the price continues to rise, only the richest dudes will drive cars. Cars will regain their rightful place as 'babe' wagons. In this eco-friendly age where wheatgrass is the new cool, clean-cut kindergarten nerd Archie hangs up his teacher hat and goes home to work on a new invention – a car powered by the green slime itself.

Archie stops for supplies at the vegan store where a prim and proper bespectacled girl sells him wheatgrass while sketching artistic pornography ("your cum tastes like tofu") under the counter. Across the yard at the meat stall is a more predatory chick whose intentions are more openly high octane kinky sex. As they compete for his affection, Archie accidentally discovers that blood added to wheatgrass makes the engine work a treat. He even dispenses with the wheatgrass. Archie is a vegan, so killing small animals causes him great emotional anguish. Even more when they won't stay still. But having bagged a few quadrupeds there is even more anguish when he realise the car wants human blood or nothing.

Blood Car is a crisply-made, ultra low-budget movie that has been compared to the Troma films or those of Russ Meyer and John Waters. Low-tech special effects, bouncing bosoms, and hilariously tongue-in-cheek. For the first hour, I was spellbound by its audacity, the thumbing at convention, and never knowing where it was going next. The sight of Archie on a bike, wielding an axe and chasing two FBI men, reminded me of the luckless cyclist hero-nerd from Peter Jackson's early movie, Braindead. But then it struck me. Blood Car was made by talented people who knew their trash movies. And good lighting. And good cinematography. But it was also a mish-mash of many styles. It lacks consistency. Acting is (at best) caricature. And for all the gore, sex and violence it still lacks bite. Political satire here entertains rather than protests. Blood Car's limits are tamely within those defined by the Meyer and Waters it emulates. It had no real axe to grind against Hollywood as does Troma. It reeks of clever students showing off.

But although I was ultimately disappointed, I was still entertained for over an hour. It was the low-brainer I needed after an overly-serious and slightly soul-destroying morning. Like the girl who flashes her tits at Archie to get a lift, and is then lured into the boot to see the puppies, I had been happily hooked. It would sound mean to say I'd been had. Even if it's true. And, like me, I bet you want to look in the boot . . .


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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 March 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA See more »

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Budget:

$25,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$297
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