Blood Car (2007) – By Brian Morton

 It’s in the news everyday, everyone’s talking about alternative energy for cars, whether it’s hydrogen or electric, everyone wants a car that runs on something other than gasoline. And that’s what this movie is about, set in the future…by at least two or three weeks…Blood Car is a dark comedy about alternative fuels.

Here’s the story: In the future, gas prices are over thirty two dollars a gallon and no one can afford to drive cars. One lone schoolteacher with a dream is working on his own theory, a car fueled by wheat grass. Sadly, his dream doesn’t appear to be going anywhere, until one night, while drinking on the job, he cuts himself and accidentally gets blood into his fuel mixture and it actually works better. Our hero realizes that he needs a supply of blood for his car, but, after some experimentation, he realizes that only human blood will fill the bill. So, after a bit more experimentation, he fits his car with a sort of food processor in the trunk that will grind people up and deposit them directly into his fuel tank. The only snag in his whole plan (aside from the constant killing for fuel) is that the government is after him, not to stop the murders, but to get his invention for themselves!

While Blood Car has the appearance of a horror movie, it’s really a comedy, however dark. From the hero, who’s a vegan who’s forced to kill people over and over in order to keep his car running…and it’s worth keeping his car going, the chicks dig a guy with a car…to the government who keep attempting to get the blood car in very keystone cops types of ways, Blood Car is chock full of quirky characters and laughs. I’m giving Blood Car three and a half out of four cigars, and it only lost that last half a cigar by confusing me slightly, I know there’s a message in there about fuel consumption, but I’m not bright enough to fully understand it! If you’d like to puzzle this great dark comedy for yourself, drop over to Blood and find out where to get this movie for yourself. So, until next time, when I’ll try to figure out a way to fuel my car with Twinkies…after all, if it’s good enough to fuel myself, why not my car…remember that the best movies are bad movies.