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Syfy’s “Blood Drive” is the Grindhouse Series You Didn’t Know You Wanted! (Trailers)

Grindhouse cinema was cool for a second – way back in 2007 when Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez released their grand opus Grindhouse, which assembled two films and several faux trailers into an epic theatrical experience. It bombed. The grindhouse subgenre never really picked up any steam, although we did get gems like Jason Eisener’s Hobo With a Shotgun out of it.

Now, a decade later, Syfy is giving it another go with “Blood Drive”, set to premiere on June 14th. When I heard it was a “grindhouse-inspired series,” I rolled my eyes, scoffed and put it in my rearview mirror. Well, I couldn’t have been more wrong because these promo trailers shred! Syfy literally dumped more than a handful of short tv spots that are going to whet horror fan’s appetites. They have no shame and are willing to take it to the limit. One promo shows a mother telling her husband to shove their baby into the garbage disposal, you know, to feed the house; a beautiful woman fakes car troubles to entice men to stop and experience her monster engine; one trailer even gives us an infectious sugar rush! There’s also car races, honeymoons from hell, and love stories, all teased in this blowout of footage. It’s like “Tales From the Crypt” meets Troma meets Grindhouse, and looks spectacular!

Get uncomfortable…!

In the tradition of classic grindhouse movies, BLOOD DRIVE is a new series soaked in high-octane chaos and just barely approved for television.

After Los Angeles’ last good cop (Alan Ritchson) is forced to join a twisted cross-country death race, his only hope of survival is a dangerous femme fatale who has the need for speed (Christina Ochoa). Oh, and forget gasoline… these cars run on human blood!

The series is from Universal Cable Productions and executive producers John Hlavin (Underworld Awakening), David Straiton (“Bates Motel”) and Frederik Malmberg (Let Me In), along with producer Mark Wheeler (Becoming). James Roland (“Weeds”) created the project and is a co-executive producer on the series.

What do you guys think?!


8 Comments
  • Biscoito18

    I like it! Some of this reminds me of American Horror Story’s teasers, but without the same quality. Tarantino and Rodriguez’s Grindhouse was a very fun project that served its purpose of bringing the grindhouse style to new audiences. I adore Planet Terror, Death Proof (Tarantino’s slasher) and the Thanksgiving and Machete faux trailers. It’s a shame that was a box-office flop.

    • James Roland

      Agreed, the Grindhouse double feature is freaking awesome.

  • Looks so bad that’s good!

  • James Roland

    if you can find the longer version where they’re all stitched together you’ll see the R-rated versions of a few of them

  • Max Tedaldi

    I think i’ve watched True Love 50 times at this point. freaking hysterical

    • Max Tedaldi

      who made that origami fortune teller?

  • KSE1977

    This has potential. Syfy has a tendency to just edit content and when it comes to streaming, they drop the editing for the better version. This could be fun.

  • mdonnelly

    Looks like a lot of fun

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