Blood and Donuts

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Blood and Donuts
Directed by Holly Dale
Produced by Colin Brunton
Written by Andrew Rai Berzins
Starring Gordon Currie
Justin Louis
Helene Clarkson
David Cronenberg
Music by Nash the Slash
Cinematography Paul Sarossy
Edited by Stephan Fanfra
Brett Sullivan
Distributed by Epix Media
Live Entertainment
Release dates September 9, 1995 (Canadian release)
Running time 89 min.
Country Canada
Language English

Blood and Donuts (1995) is a Canadian comedy/horror motion picture directed by Holly Dale, and starring Gordon Currie and Helene Clarkson, with David Cronenberg playing a cameo role as the local crime boss. The film features a vampire who is accidentally awakened after 25 years of sleep, and starts to shyly make contact with the mortal world around him. As he interacts and begins to care for the people around him, he gets mixed up in their problems and they in his.


A vampire named Boya is awakened from his sleep by a golf ball. He has not been awake since 1969, and marvels at his new surroundings. He does not feed on humans but instead on rats and animals. He meets up with a cab driver who is in trouble with some criminals, and a female donut shop worker who gets stuck in the middle. Befriending them both, and slowly falling in love with Molly, they take on each other's problems. He tries to protect them, but also endangers them by drawing the attention of an ex-lover from decades past who hasn't stopped looking for him in 25 years.

Awards and nominations[edit]

Blood and Donuts was nominated in 1996 for the Genie Awards in 3 categories: Best Achievement in Costume Design (Emma England), Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role (Helene Clarkson), and Best Original Screenplay (Andrew Rai Berzins). Though Blood and Donuts was not a runaway hit, it has since developed a cult following.