Meet Jake, an affable country junkman with a spare parts business. But not just auto parts -- human parts, too! With the help of Hiram and Roy, his two half-witted sons, Jake roams the Georgia backroads in search of broke-down motorists in need of automotive assistance.
Jake sabotages the family's RV so it breaks down in the boonies and then he and the boys kidnap the whole family in order to get Jake's prize. April's father, Cliff Evans (played by leading man John Saxon) puts up a valiant fight to defend his family, but is ultimately out-witted by the devious junkman.
Critic's Reviews for "BLOOD SALVAGE"
"BLOOD SALVAGE does for rural mechanics in overalls what PSYCHO did for showers. " Atlanta Journal/Constitution
"Grotesque, silly, tasteless, but a whole lot of fun." The Hollywood Reporter
"It's got slobbering rednecks, it's got car chases, it's got maniac alligators, it's got Elvis on life support, it's got Ray Walston. Drive-In Academy Award nominations for Danny Nelson, as Jake the junkyard surgeon."
Joe Bob Briggs, Joe Bob Goes to the Drive-In
"Lordy, if this Georgia-grown movie ever makes it to New York, it's going to be a megahit on the midnight circuit. Scary and scuzzy, and at times, outrageously funny. I haven't hid my eyes so much in ages."
Atlanta Journal Weekend
"Johnston juggles the comedy and horror elements nicely, greatly aided by the imaginative production design.
"BLOOD SALVAGE is a smart take on what's considered a stupid subgenre. The film not only looks great, with plenty of attention to detail, but the acting is very good all around. And there are lots of funny lines and moments to balance the explicit creepiness...leading up to a satisfying ending (that holds some surprises)."
"Underrated film that many people haven't heard of. What's good about this movie is it actually has a decent story and interesting characters, unlike many horror films you'll come across." UpcomingHorrorMovies.com
"Director Johnston keeps things rolling along admirably." Variety
"Danny Nelson plays a Hooperesque backwoods patriarch whose road salvage work conceals his real dabbling
Danny Nelson, Nominated BEST BAD GUY 1991 Joe Bob Briggs Drive-In Movie Academy GOLDEN HUBCAP AWARDS
"This is a B movie that is actually good. It has twists and turns and keeps your interest. If you get to see this one, you'll like it. It has scary parts, and some are even funny, and the best part is the effects are real, and not computer animated. Rent this one or buy it if you can. Good movie. Low budget, but comes out nicely. Some famous faces are in this one. If you are a horror fan pick this one out. This is a good movie to watch right before going on a camping trip, or on a nice vacation." missdaisy-1
"I'd never heard of this movie, so I wasn't expecting much, but I found it to be very entertaining. The hick family is more interesting than I expected. The father is a Christian fanatic who has made up his own code of morality. Upset at the death of his wife at some point in the past for lack of a heart donor, he's recognized a niche that can be filled. Though a hick, he is a mad genius. A fun overlooked horror flick with hick organ farmers and black humor." CriFI