Alex Orr, 2007, USA, 76 min
Saskatchewan Theatrical Premiere, One Screening Only
Friday, May 3 2012, Midnight, The Broadway Theatre
$10 (Admittance restricted to persons over 18)
Film contains sequences of Graphic Violence, Nudity, and Sexual Situations
Official Site: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0780485
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It’s the ever-so-near future where most normal folk can’t afford a tank of gas. No one drives anymore. Vegan schoolteacher Archie Andrews has been working on an alternative energy source for his car, including a whole lot of wheatgrass. It’s only after an accident that he discovers the secret to his new engine, and of course, it’s human blood!
Now that Archie is the only ride in town, he soon attracts sex-crazed Denise, much to the dismay of the sweet wheatgrass stand girl (a very grown up MY GIRL’s Anna Chlumsky), and must find a way to keep his car well fed, and thus his libido well serviced. Oh yeah, and now he’s being followed by shadowy government agents.
BLOOD CAR mixes up an on the nose satire of our dependence on oil with a lot of B-Move moxie, and a drop or two of dark black humour to create a blood-splattered and hilarious ride.
“A hilarious dark-comedy oddity” – Film Threat
“The good-time movie of the year” -Aint It Cool News
“This small-budget blend of Ferat Vampire and Little Shop of Horrors climbs through the gears from low comedy to a gleefully cynical finale…” – Little White Lies
I was lucky enough to catch BLOOD CAR in 2007 when it played at the Toronto After Dark Film Festival. When I started Saskatoon Fantastic back in 2009 it was one of the first films I thought of and I did some searching around but it looked to me as if the movie had fallen off the map. This unfortunately happens with some movies that only get limited distribution. Each year I did a little bit of looking but did not have any luck contacting the film makers. That all changed this year and I am really happy to be showing a near perfect midnight madness style movie. BLOOD CAR is completely inappropriate on many levels but it is also completely funny if you have a dark sense of humour. – John Allison
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