SyFy – Blood Drive WTF?

In the Grindhouse-infected future of 1999, Arthur Bailey is the last good cop among a horde of corrupt officials. He’s about to get caught up in a race where the cars run on human blood and failure means your head explodes. 

Grindhouse Pictures

Grindhouse style pics are pretty gritty and crazy entertainment. They were exploitation pictures that were highly sexualized with graphic depictions of pretty much everything. If you have watched any Larry Bishop film you are familiar with the Genre. Easy Rider and many biker movies are prime examples of this style of film.

Blood Drive

From what we have gleaned from the trailer videos this future dystopia is a cross between Death Race and this Australian film Road Kill.

A good clean cut cop gets caught up in a race where if you slow down or stop your head explodes. The cars are powered by human blood with an engine that apparently chews the person…

Legitimately I have no idea where to go from this trailer. There is a part of me that hopes this never makes it on the actual airwaves. I don’t want to go all Tipper Gore on censorship but at what point have we simply gone too far?

Questions?

Of course, the gear head in me has some serious questions about this process. Setting aside the dystopian future piece and the shortage of oil and gasoline the hard part to stomach is that somehow this alternate life runs on blood.

Given that blood doesn’t have inherent combustible properties how does it convert into running a sweet V8 Camaro? Where does the bone, clothing, other tissues etc go? Do the cars run directly off of the blood in the motor or is there more of a repository? The house bit was really weird, is the show about more than cars? Does everything now run on blood? Are different types of people worth more horsepower? What if the car eats someone with high cholesterol? Does it run worse? There are so many questions and so little info other than short little videos that tell us nothing.

This whole article is a tongue in cheek rant about a show that hasn’t even debuted yet. It’s intriguing but I don’t know if it’s something I would consider watchable.

Let us know what you think in the comments.

 

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