Bloodrunners is a 2016 American action crime horror film written and directed by Dan Lantz for Speakeasy Pictures and Impulse-FX. It stars Ice-T, Michael McFadden and Chris James Boylan.
The film focuses on a turf war between a crooked cop (Michael McFadden) and a power-hungry vampire (Ice-T) over a small town soaked in illegal hooch during the height of Prohibition.
By 1933, Prohibition has proven a booming enterprise, where average citizens break the law, hide in the shadows and operate at night. The new world order has even lined the pockets of corrupt cops like Jack Malone (McFadden). He collects a ‘luxury tax’ from every bootlegger and scofflaw in the small town he has sworn to protect.
While shaking down the newest speakeasy in the local underground, Jack and his men uncover a clan of vampires hell bent on taking over the town. Now Chesterfield (Ice-T), an ancient vampire, and his horde must hide their secret at any cost. The bloody result leaves several bodies and innocent townsfolk taken as lambs to await the slaughter.
With nowhere else to turn, Jack joins forces with a busboy and a crazy preacher to save the town and make a final stand against Chesterfield and his vampires…
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“It’s clear that a lot of time and effort has been invested in recreating the authentic look of 1933 New Jersey. The cars and clothes make the experience immersive. The special effects are sophisticated and the whole feel has a strong sense of the dangerous theatrics that we once used to associate with vampires. More importantly, this film should be seen just for those of us who’ve wanted to see Ice-T say the words, “Human blood should be enjoyed like fine wine.” UK Horror Scene
- Ice-T (Leprechaun in the Hood; Frankenpenis)
- Michael McFadden
- Chris James Boylan
- Airen DeLaMater
- Peter Patrikios
- Julie Ek
- John Groody
- Jack Hoffman
- Kerry McGann
- Dan McGlaughlin
- Kelly Buterbaugh
- Danny Doherty
- Tammy Jean
- Tina Marie Connell
- Jared Malcolm
Bloodrunners was released as a Blu-ray/DVD combo pack, featuring 1080p video, 5.1 Dolby Surround Sound and bonus features on March 7, 2017.