Blood Salvage (1990)

Genres - Comedy, Horror  |   Sub-Genres - Black Comedy, Horror Comedy  |   Run Time - 98 min.  |   Countries - United States  |   MPAA Rating - R
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Synopsis by Cavett Binion

An oddball trip to Texas Chainsaw Massacre territory by way of Peter Weir's The Cars That Ate Paris, this presents an inbred family of redneck psychopaths who orchestrate highway accidents, disassemble the vehicles for parts, then do the same to the drivers. The patriarch of this cabal of religious wackos, Mad Jake (Danny Nelson), then sells the pilfered human organs to a sleazy black-marketeer (Ray Walston). When traveler John Saxon and his wheelchair-bound daughter (Lori Birdsong) are ensnared by Jake's seedy gang, they manage to outwit the dimwits, slip past the jaws of the cuddly pet alligator and put paid to their hillbilly tormentors in appropriately gory fashion. Despite some clever moments of morbid humor, this opus comes off more grim than its makers probably intended, and there's not a sympathetic character in the bunch. And yes, the character of the boxer is played by Evander Holyfield.



business, body-parts, doctor/nurse, kidnapping, mental-illness, murder, psychopath, rampage, slasher, wheelchair