Several weeks ago I was invited to a cast/crew/friends screening of Blood Car, the movie baby of Alex Orr and Adam Pinney. Anticipation was in the air as the lights went dim and the screen began to flicker in the crowded screening room at the Plaza theatre. Director Alex Orr began the screening with a disclaimer "this is an R movie, probably NC-17, but here it is..." For the next 80 minutes the audience experienced a deluge of blood, sex, and absolute hilarity. Simply the amount of blood dumped on Archie (played by Mike Brune) makes this film worth seeing. The film isn't overwrought with gore, but the disturbing ideas of a car that runs on human blood (courtesy of dumping a body in the meat grinder in the trunk) makes one cringe in horror. However, the twinkle-in-the-eye style can't help but make one smile.

Because of friendship, favors, and finagling, this $14,000 film has the production value of at least $100,000. The humor is dead-on (pun intended), it's well written, directed, and executed (ok so the death puns continue). Over all, the experience was delightful (and I don't usually say that about horror movies). There are a few parts that need polishing, and a few songs that will be replaced because the rights are too expensive, but overall the film which was shot in Atlanta in December 2005 is ready to be seen in all its bloody glory. For those of you now drooling in anticipation, you will have to wait a while
before you can see Blood Car. It is currently doing the festival circuit. Congratulations to Blood Car for being accepted to its first festival, Cinequest, where it will screen in late February. Check out the official website here and watch the trailer.

Blood Car
Directed by Alex Orr
Starring, Mike Brune, Anna Chlumsky, and Katie Rowlett


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