Logical Pictures and Shudder rolled out the final trailer for the French indie film, Blood Machines ahead of its release later this year. The horror-themed cosmic opera has gained a lot of positive chatter in the sci-fi arena for its unique visuals, sexy imagery, and outlandishly cool concepts.
The final trailer is both good and bad. The good part is that it looks awesome and the special effects are a lot better than I thought they would be. The bad part is that if you haven’t been following the production of Blood Machines the trailer does absolutely nothing to explain to you what’s really going on.
The general gist of the story is that two bounty hunting scavengers come across a ship’s soul, a hot naked chick who’s being pursued by a mysterious group intent on using her in a ritual. A fight for the soul ensues and there’s a whole journey that takes place across space as the scavengers try to discover why the chick is so important and if she’s worth risking their lives for.
You can check out the trailer below, courtesy of KinoCheck International.
Now if you’re thinking to yourself, “This film looks low-budget!” well, good sir, that’s because it is.
Blood Machines was crowdfunded on Kickstarter and was the brainchild of Seth Ickerman and the synthwave group Carpenter Brut. It’s the canonical sequel to their super-awesome music video titled “Turbo Killer”.
In fact, if you haven’t seen the music video, it’s all part of the Blood Machines lore and you can check it out below.
And yeah, Seth Ickerman also directed the “Turbo Killer” music video, so it all connects together.
To be honest, I probably would have preferred a movie based on “Turbo Killer” and some masked due in a cool Stingray Corvette racing to save a hot chick from a bunch of rich cultists driving sexy cars. That’s the sort of concept that would have made for an awesome 1980s flick.
Even still, Blood Machines looks unlike anything else Hollywood has produced in a long time, and I’m definitely looking forward to seeing this flick come to fruition by any means necessary.
While the film is obviously a low budget effort, funded by the community and produced with passion, it looks fun, it looks cool, and it’s a throwback to a time when filmmakers were focused on making entertainment instead of constantly pumping out propaganda.
I’m looking forward to seeing Blood Machines when it becomes available. If you want to check out some of the sexy artwork and other cool concept images, you can do so by visiting the Kickstarter page.
(Thanks for the news tip CZ)