Friday, September 4, 2009

Blood Car [2007]

Every time I hear, read or see the title Blood Car I can't help but memory back to the classic Patton Oswalt stand up routine on Death Bed: The Bed That Eats (1977) ...but Blood Car is so much more than an obscure cult title none of your friends will ever discover.  It's at times insanely hilarious, utterly ridiculous, absolutely retarded, and brilliantly created.

Meet Archie, a tree huggin' vegan primary school teacher bent on creating an engine solely fueled by wheatgrass - as the ever near future (two weeks from now), oil prices have skyrocketed leaving only the wealthy capable of driving.  During a drunken expedition into experimental science Archie cuts himself - the blood from the wound conveniently joining his wheatgrass concoction - miraculously - it is the secret ingredient that brings life into the mini motor.  The accidental discovery turns the mild mannered green activist into a va-jay-jay crazed murderer.

From start to finish the hilarity, gore, and derangement never let down.  The supporting cast is excellent, only outshined by our anti-hero played by Mike Brune.  I really can't say anything more about this little indie gem without making myself sound like a complete pro-cult cheerleader or attached investor - just see it, and let me know what you think.


PS - Try identifying the numerous homages and respect nods along the way!

(The Shining, Goodfellas, Natural Born Killers, Soylent Green, Little Shop of Horrors etc.)

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