After awakening from a 25-year nap, vampire Boya makes friends with cabdriver Earl and helps him fight off a crime lord. As if that weren't enough, his old girlfriend has found him and is angry Boya wouldn’t make her a vampire so she would be immortal.
Gordon Currie (Boya), Louis Ferreira (Earl), Helene Clarkson (Molly), Fiona Reid (Rita), Frank Moore (Pierce), Hadley Kay (Axel), David Cronenberg (Crime Boss).
Blood and Donuts kicks off looking a bit campy and doesn't really move a lot from that position. There is a plot to the film, it just doesn't have much depth or make a lot of sense. Why a vampire with superhuman powers would befriend a taxi driver with crime troubles remains a mystery.
Acting was horrible and felt more like 80's than 90's. Stiff performances, lack of emotion, poor expression and timing were all present in this one. Currie felt more like a robot than a vampire. Ferreira couldn't seem to come up with a decent accent to save his life. There were a few glimmers but not enough to save this one.
Camera work was pretty good though film quality could have been better. Sets and backgrounds were interesting with unusual detail. Physical and other effects were okay but nothing exciting. Sound was good while the soundtrack felt old.
Overall Blood and Donuts is a strange, campy vampire flick that never seems to generate the energy it could. Vampire fans may enjoy this one a bit while others will find it lacking in depth.
With violence and gore, save this for older teens and above.
Blood and Donuts is no longer showing in any Littleton Colorado movie theatres.
Star rating: 2 out of 5
copyright ©2012 Dave Riedel
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