Blood Car (2007)

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Alex Orr's dark comedy Blood Car stars Mike Brune as Archie Andrews, a mild-mannered elementary teacher attempting to beat the high cost of gasoline (forty bucks a gallon) by creating a car that runs on something other than traditional petrol. He makes large purchases of wheatgrass from a young store clerk (Anna Chlumsky) who has a crush on the teacher. However, when he discovers that his new invention runs best on human blood, Archie suddenly becomes involved with a woman who does not share his or the store-clerks environmental beliefs. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi
Rating:
NR
Genre:
Comedy , Horror
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Cast

Anna Chlumsky
as Lorraine
Katie Rowlett
as Denise
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Critic Reviews for Blood Car

All Critics (16) | Top Critics (2)

'Blood Car' is essentially a one-joke scenario that never quite adds up to the sum of its mangled body parts.

Full Review… | February 22, 2012
Time Out
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Full Review… | April 2, 2007
Variety
Top Critic

[Director] Orr pulls out all the stops, even when he should leave them in, and the result is a joke that can't quite sustain the movie's running time.

Full Review… | March 1, 2007
San Jose Mercury News
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Full Review… | June 17, 2012
Sight and Sound

Undeniably inventive, unconventional and occasionally very witty.

Full Review… | February 27, 2012
SFX Magazine

Okay, if you like this sort of thing.

Full Review… | February 23, 2012
London Evening Standard

Audience Reviews for Blood Car

½

This is a decent comedy horror that has a unique premise, but could have been done better. The idea of the film is quite good, and the creative aspect is sure to delight horror fans looking for an amusing, mindless film to watch. However, I felt that Blood Car could have benefitted from a few rewrites as the concept is very good, but it does fall short of what the film could have been. The problem with the film is that it tries to rush things while trying to grab your attention. If this would have been a slightly longer feature, with a bit more depth to its sheer ridiculous plot, then Blood Car would really have been a great horror comedy. However it does fall short. I'm not saying it's a bad film, but it's a film that needed some improvements. Despite its imperfections, this is somewhat enjoyable for what it tries to accomplish, and viewers looking for a fun, entertaining low budget B movie, will most likely enjoy this low budget affair. Blood Car could have been better, but for what it is, it's a decent film worth seeing if you love ridiculous horror films. For the most part, Blood Car works, but there are better B movies out there. I really liked the concept; I simply wished that the filmmakers would have made the film a bit longer, in order for the story to have a nice flow. As it is, it's a rushed film, one that doesn't reach its full potential and it's a shame because Blood Car could really have stood out. This is a decent film, but there is nothing remarkable about this B movie, but it's worth checking out if you have nothing else better to watch.

Alex roy
Alex roy

Super Reviewer

½

Wonderful idea but after an hour it becomes tiresome and trite. Also, could've done without watching children being shot on screen. Bad form I say!

A.D. Villarreal
A.D. Villarreal

Super Reviewer

Not what I thought it would be, but actually better. A thoughtful yet crude satire on social status and our energy and gas concerns. Yes, some gore to be certain, but it's a comedy foremost with a disarming sense of humor.

Steve K
Steve K

Super Reviewer

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