Disclaimer: Avoid the above TV show trailer if you are averse to excessive gore, violence, or adult language. If you’re in a public place, it might wise to just save it for later.
The Syfy channel has a new television series in the works called “Blood Drive,” and while such a title could easily lend itself to a feel-good reality series about folks learning the true meaning of charity by donating blood for the first time, the subject matter is actually a whole lot more twisted.
Let’s set the scene. The year is 1999. We find ourselves in an alternate, dystopian reality wherein fuel has become ludicrously scarce and, therefore, stratospherically expensive. In the midst of it all, there’s an eccentric psychopath who hosts an all-out death race featuring cars fueled by human blood.
Through it all, we follow an unlikely duo made up of a former cop trying to come to grips with this brave new world, and a femme fatale who drives a red, man-eating Chevrolet Camaro. In the trailer above, we even get to see said woman feed an unsuspecting man straight into a savagely hungry small block, the spinning internals devouring him whole like so much beef tartare. (Again, it’s excessively gory.)
We won’t waste time pondering whether the concept of a blood-fueled Camaro is at all feasible (it isn’t), but assuming you can suspend your disbelief for the duration of the 13-episode Blood Drive season, it starts showing on the SyFy channel on June 14th. If you’re a fan of exploitation (“grindhouse”) films, it might just be up your alley.