The Grindhouse Inspired Television Series ‘Blood Drive’ Promises to be a Smorgasborg of Cult Film Themes
What themes do grindhouse film fans look for in a movie? Blood, sex, low budgets, high octane? Many of the more modern B-movie sendups have tried and failed to cash in on a genre that reached the peak of its popularity in the 1970s with films like Ilsa, She Wolf of the SS and Switchblade Sisters. Today, SyFy will be premiering their new grindhouse film inspired television series, Blood Drive, which hopes to deliver all of the things that fans of grindhouse films love and then some.
The plot of the series seems promising enough:
The year is 1999 and the world has descended into some kind of post-apocalyptic wasteland where gasoline is in short supply. Despite this, a speed-crazed sexpot, played by Christina Ochoa, teams up with a cop to compete in a death race for reasons that include other reasons. There’s also a Crispin Glover impersonator from a Rob Zombie movie and — it’s not important.
What is important is that SyFy has created a series that pays homage to seemingly every grindhouse film imaginable. The network has already made a name for itself by making a slew of modern creature featuresS. So if you were a fan of films such as Sharknado, you may want to tune in.
Blood Drive premieres tonight on the SyFy Network at 10 p.m. ET.