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The curse that begins with a kiss.
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Motion Picture Purgatory: Stigma
 (From Dread Central. 17 February 2011, 4:53 PM, PST)

David Durston, I Drink Your Blood Director, is Dead
 (From Famous Monsters of Filmland. 19 May 2010, 7:31 PM, PDT)

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  (in credits order)

Philip Michael Thomas ... Dr. Calvin Crosse
Harlan Cary Poe ... Bill Waco (as Harlan Poe)
Josie Johnson ... D.D. Whitehead
Peter Clune ... Sheriff Whitehead (as Peter H. Clune)
William Magerman ... Jeremy
Connie Van Ess ... Tassie
'Cousin Brucie' Morrow ... Himself (as 'Cousin' Bruce Morrow)
Richard Geisman ... Joe

Raina Barrett ... 'B' Girl
Kevin Andre ... Homosexual (as Carter Courtney)
Rhonda Fultz ... Rhoda (as Rhonda Fuller)
Kathleen Joyce ... Kathleen (as Kathy Joyce)
Jean Parker ... Jeanie
Edwin Mills ... Choir Leader
James Grace ... Ed (as Jim Grace)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Diane Baker
David E. Durston ... Dr. Thorne (uncredited) (voice)

Directed by
David E. Durston 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
David E. Durston 

Produced by
Charles B. Moss Jr. .... producer
Original Music by
Jacques Urbont  (as Jacques Urbant)
Cinematography by
Robert M. Baldwin 
Film Editing by
Murray Solomon 
Makeup Department
Irvin Carlton .... makeup artist
Production Management
Henri Pachard .... production manager (as Ronald Sullivan)
Sound Department
George Craig .... sound editor
Fred Kamiel .... sound
Joe Masefield .... sound editor
Dierk Piffko .... boom operator
Camera and Electrical Department
David Boehm .... assistant camera
Bernard Breitbart .... second assistant camera
Chick Haynes .... grip
F. Rickert Raphael .... best boy
Bob Vee .... gaffer
Editorial Department
Nancy Katz .... assistant editor
Music Department
Jacques Urbont .... conductor (as Jacques Urbant)
Other crew
Claire Bradley .... continuity
Robert Dozor .... production assistant
J. Boyce Harman Jr. .... production coordinator
Elizabeth Hollister .... production assistant
Virginia A. Moss .... production assistant

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93 min
Aspect Ratio:
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1 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Brilliant masterpiece of 1970's cinema, 9 February 2011
Author: Tony Schlongini from United States

Phillip Michael Thomas is superb as a doctor trying to stop the outbreak of a major epidemic. The fight scenes are great, the prostitutes are hilarious, as well as the sheriff. The actor playing the deranged lighthouse keeper is absolutely stunning. His portray was absolutely Oscar worthy (supporting). The death scene on the lighthouse was well played. I would have focused more on the sheriff's slutty daughter, however not every screenplay can be perfect. This is a great film to watch on a Sunday afternoon. The DVD print is a bit scratched, however legible. I give this film ***** this film should be studied in film school. Bravo

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