Blood Drive red band trailer for Syfy’s grindhouse anthology TV show

Buckets of gore fly everywhere in the Blood Drive trailer

SyFy’s 13-episode anthology horror Blood Drive is fast approaching and there’s a new full-length, very-red-band trailer for you so you can gauge the grindhouse-ness of it all.

This looks a lot like the kind of films that we saw a bunch of in the years following Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez’s Grindhouse, which were, to be kind, a mixed bag. When that “grindhouse” thing works, it can be great fun. When it doesn’t, it’s a tiresome parade of cheap gore and unpleasantness hiding behind self-awareness. Just because it’s “grindhouse” doesn’t mean it can get away with being crap.

Anyway, it looks like Blood Drive (created by James Roland) is aiming to hit the sweet spot of outrageous blood and guts, high concept madness and self-aware humour, so fingers crossed.

“Los Angeles in the near future: where water is a scarce as oil, gas costs $60 per gallon, and climate change keeps the temperature at a cool 115 in the shade. It’s a place where no one can walk down the street without protection, where crime is so rampant that only the worst violence is punished, and where Arthur Bailey — the city’s last good cop — runs afoul of the dirtiest and meanest underground car rally in the world, Blood Drive.  The master of ceremonies is a vaudevillian nightmare, The drivers are homicidal deviants, and the cars run on human blood. Buckle Up, Lube Up and prepare for everything you know about Cable Television to Blow up!”

The cast includes Alan Ritchson, Thomas Dominique, Christina Ochoa, Marama Corlett, and Colin Cunningham.

Blood Drive begins on 14 June on SyFy in the US. No UK airdate has been announced. Keep up with the latest genre news with the new issue of SciFiNow.