Reviewer’s grade: B+
Set in a future in which gas is more than $30 a gallon, “Blood Car” follows sensitive vegan kindergarten teacher Archie (Mike Brune) as he tries to invent a wheat germ-fueled engine. Then, while drunk, Archie discovers the engine runs much better on “ you guessed it “ blood.
Archie’s acquisition of motorized transport leads to several steamy liaisons with Denise (Katie Rowlett), the kind of girl who dates anyone with a car. Unfortunately, for Archie to preserve his newfound sexual gratification, he needs a steady supply of the red stuff. Several animal and human murders ensue.
Co-starring Anna Chlumsky (of “My Girl” fame) as vegetable salesperson Lorraine, “Blood Car” paints a funny, if ultimately dark and pessimistic, portrait of fundamental human appetites overcoming political idealism, and the bad that can happen when a man starts thinking solely with his naughty bits.