Evil Dead blood drive draws donors

The cast of Evil Dead: The Musical spew so much fake blood on stage they decided to host a special blood drive to donate some of the real stuff to the Canadian Blood Services.

Cast members of horror stage show roll up their sleeves for the Canadian Blood Services

Evil Dead: The Musical actor Zephyr gives blood at blood drive organized by Korda Artistic Productions. (Dale Molnar/CBC News)

Windsor's Canadian Blood Services donor clinic was a horror show Wednesday. 

That's because the cast of Evil Dead: The Musical, brought their colleagues from Korda Artistic Productions down for a special blood drive.

The musical production is a modern rendition of a horror movie featuring demons, spirits and a whole lot of blood.

"Well we figured that we spewed so much stage blood throughout the show that it would be a good idea to try to get as many people in the cast and from Korda Artistic Productions to come down and donate," explained Joey Wright, one of the actors who came dressed in costume.

The cast of Evil Dead: The Musical, weren't afraid of donating blood during a special drive held on Wednesday. (Dale Molnar/CBC)

The cast members brought in 12 people who donated a total of 5,400 millilitres of blood.

"What I like about this group of young people is they worked to inspire others to donate," said Marisa Gatfield, regional manager of Canadian Blood Services.

Gatfield says creative drives bring in more young people and new donors, two groups the blood service needs — 53 people in total attended the blood donor clinic in addition to those brought in by Korda.

The musical is playing at 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday and the same nights the following week at the Kordazone Theatre at 2520 Seminole Street.