Aah, grindhouse. With its heyday in the 60’s and 70’s, grindhouse exploitation films fell away as the 80’s progressed to make room for movies with different slashers, teased hair, and bigger shoulders. Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez brought back the style in 2007 with their double feature of Deathproof and Planet Terror and SyFy is doing it again with Blood Drive.
Let’s set the scene, shall we? It’s a dystopian future, the year: 1999. That’s right ladies and gentlemen, the “future” year of 1999, where cops are the bad guys, no one can be trusted. Arthur Bailey (Alan Ritchson, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) is the last good cop in Los Angeles, but he’s about to get pulled into a race where the cars run on blood.
If you arrive at the checkpoint last? Your head explodes like a melon at a Gallagher show.
The artwork looks like Mad Max and Deathproof had a mutated baby, which could be what they were going for.The premise sounds super interesting and the idea that the cars run on blood is not only inventive but sounds dangerous in an already dystopian and unlawful world.
Check out the trailer.
In true grindhouse fashion, the trailer is over the top, sexy, colorful and dirty. Hot girls, fast cars and gratuitous gore; what more do you need in a show? The premier of the series is still a ways away, making its debut on June 14th on Syfy for a 13-episode first season.
Syfy’s programming is increasingly surprising, ever straying from the standard “out in space” shows the network started with to faeries, zombies and now, tackling grindhouse. You make me proud Syfy.
We’ll add more trailers as they come out, but in the meantime, prepare yourself and buckle in for whats definitely going to be a dirty, filthy, bloody ride that is Blood Drive.
And speaking of bloody, check out the bloody turn in the Friday the 13th lawsuit.