Blood Car

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This article is about a film. For the automobile, see Blood (automobile).
Blood Car
Blood Car poster.jpg
Poster
Directed by Alex Orr
Written by Hugh Braselton, Alex Orr
Starring Anna Chlumsky, Katie Rowlett, Mike Brune
Production
  company
Fake Wood Wallpaper Films
Distributed by TLA Releasing
Release date(s) 2007
Running time 76 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $25,000

Blood Car is a 2007 black comedy film set in the not-too-distant future where gasoline prices have become exorbitant ($30+ US/gallon). Things take a turn for the worse when a kindergarten teacher (Mike Brune) invents a car that runs on a different fuel source: blood.[1][2][3]

Plot[edit]

Archie Andrews is a vegan kindergarten teacher who buys products from Lorraine's vegetarian road side stand. He is developing an engine that runs on wheatgrass with no results until he accidentally cuts his finger and the blood falls in the wheatgrass, which filters to the engine and then causes it to run.

Andrews then tests his car out and offers a ride to Denise, who runs a meat stand and is a rival to Lorraine. After Denise expresses an interest in Archie (believing he can afford 30+ dollars a gallon gasoline), he drives her home, but runs out of fuel. Archie turns to hunting animals, but they do not provide sufficient blood. He turns to larger prey such as predatory people, and eventually, settles for any victim after rebuilding a more efficient blood engine.

The government, which has been tracking Archie's progress, eventually offers him any position he wants, provided he can create more "Blood Cars" after the original is destroyed, and his existence is erased. Archie is concerned where the fuel for the new cars will come from, and the federal agents promise him it will come from invalids, convicted criminals, and the homeless. Archie agrees. Images of Archie's rise as President are cut with the government agents murdering Lorraine, Denise, his kindergarten students, and anyone that saw him developing the Blood Car.

Cast[edit]

Film festivals[edit]

Blood Car has been shown at various film festivals, including:

Award[edit]

Blood Car was winner of the New Visions Award at the 2007 Cinequest Film Festival.[5] Winner - Best Narrative Feature Film at the 2007 Chicago Underground Film Festival Winner - Best Feature Narrative Film at the 2007 Philadelphia FirstGlance Film Festival Winner - Best Narrative Feature Film Award at the 2007 Atlanta Underground Film Festival Winner - Audience Award 2007 Faux Film Festival Winner - Best Feature – 2007 Backseat Film Festival

United Kingdom Release[edit]

Though filmed in 2007, the film is set for a theatrical release in the United Kingdom on 23 February 2012.

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