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Film Review: Blood Donors (2010)

SYNOPSIS:

When a stalker becomes a vampire, a loving couple is the target. A path of destruction and crazy mayhem leads to poor martial arts, ridiculous victims, and a clown. Just when you think it’s over, it’s not! Comedy shouldn’t be this horror-ible!

REVIEW:

Directed by: Kenny Carpenter
Written by: Kenny Carpenter and Bobby Jones
Starring: Bobby Jones, Dana Aritonovich, Boris, Jason Sobol, Dina M. Patel

Vampires are a mainstay in the horror movie industry, and the interest of what would happen during a vampire holocaust in present day America sets the stage in Kenny Carpenter’s “Blood Donors.” A jealous ex-boyfriend gets his wish by becoming more than just a lonely stalker, and complete chaos ensues when the ex-boyfriend turns into a blood-thirsty vampire on a road to killing anyone in his path. Plenty of CGI blood and explosions set the stage to a very low budget vampire thriller, which has randomness in numbers keeping the viewer wonder about what is going on exactly.

Dana(Dana Aritonovich) and Boris(Boris) site at a diner discussing vampire flicks, as they are being stared at from across the room by jealous ex-boyfriend, Kalib(Bobby Jones.) Kalib visualizes ripping Boris’s face off from ear to ear, and does not understand why Dana chooses her new man over Kalib. After Kalib leaves, he heads over to the local tavern, where the too friendly bartender (Dina M. Patel) serves him shot after shot. The bartender then comes over behind Kalib, and grants his wish to make him stronger by placing her fangs on his neck. He collapses, and she goes over to drain the passed out drunk of her blood.

Kalib instantly becomes a vampire, and starts his reign of terror in his new look, completed with black sunglasses and a wardrobe of black. He first runs into a clown that speaks in a chipmunk-like voice, which attacks Kalib with exploding balloons. Kalib attacks the clown, and then makes his way to a street fair. He encounters two sword fighters, who he quickly eliminates on his way to the fair’s haunted house. The haunted house is filled with different themed rooms, and each time Kalib enters a room, a sub-titled theme would pop up on the screen. The rooms included: Foggy Hell room, Upside Down room, Dungeon room, Scare room, Red Light room, and Disco room. Kalib easily takes out the workers and patrons of the haunt, and convert them into his vampire minions.

Boris and Dana are revisited, showing them having some sadomasochistic fun in Dana’s apartment. Dana whips Boris, as she prances around in her dominatrix garb. After they are finished, she escorts Boris out and he goes out into the world. Kalib is then shown seeing a psychic, whom he kills by choking her with rope light. Kalib also is pestered by two ruffians, in which he ends up tearing the limb off one and killing the other with the unattached appendage.

Kalib reaches his target when he runs into Boris on the street. In jealous rage, he beats up Boris and then bites him to convert him into a vampire. Kalib makes his way to his ex-girlfriend’s apartment, and hypnotizes her into sexual intercourse that he had been longing for. When Dana snaps out of her trance, she immediately threatens him with a restraining order, and Kalib puts her back under hypnosis. Kalib bites Dana, proclaiming she would be his queen, and after on the ground shuddering and moaning, Dana becomes a vampire. However, it doesn’t quite work out for Kalib as she decapitates him with her new vampire strength.

Boris and Dana roam the Earth, trying to avoid sorcerers and slayers, while they make their journey to the leader of the vampires, the tavern bartender. “Blood Donors” was plagued with CGI graphics that took the realism away from the film, as computer animated blood came squirting out of people along with explosions that were bright blue and green in color. There was a fair amount of blood use, but seemed silly that sometimes the blood was highlighted in the editing room with computer animated red paint.

Kenny Carpenter’s “Blood Donors” is a low budget vampire flick that fits in to most of the generic stereotypes of a vampire film. Even though the movie is categorized under horror/comedy, the jokes and plot line are far from something we haven’t seen before. This new venture into the vampire movie genre fails to stand out in the overwhelming influx of vampire related media; except if you count the random occurrences

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About Joanna Rose

Hello!! My name is Joanna Rose, and I have a lot of jobs. First off, I am a reviewer/do convention coverage for Horrornews.net. Second, I am an actress for Fear Fair, Indiana's scariest haunted attraction in Seymour, Indiana. Third, I work for Fastenal Company in part time support. I love reading, writing, and watching horror movies. I collect disturbing/foreign/cult/horror movies, and love horror memoribilia.

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