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The Thirsty Dead (1974)

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Beautiful young girls are kidnapped off the streets of Manila by a death cult that needs their blood to remain immortal.

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Complete credited cast:
Jennifer Billingsley ...
Laura
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Baru
Judith McConnell ...
Claire
Tani Guthrie ...
Ranu
Fredricka Meyers ...
Ann (as Fredricka Myers)
Chiqui da Rosa ...
Bonnie
Elena Sampson ...
Hala
Mary Walters ...
Eva
Rod Navarro ...
Francisco
Vic Diaz ...
Police lieutenant
Rick Rhorke ...
Sailor
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Beautiful young girls are kidnapped off the streets of Manila by a death cult that needs their blood to remain immortal.

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6 September 1974 (USA)  »

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Baru: Friends? It was understood that you were unknown to each other.
Laura: You make friends quickly when you share a cell!
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Not a bad way to spend a boring night, not a good one either
12 December 2005 | by (Huntsville, AL) – See all my reviews

This movie's main flaw seems to be that it takes itself too seriously. Its skirting around camp, taken in consideration with some moments that seem quite earnestly acted and scripted (however poorly it worked out), becomes an unintentional side-effect. This negates 90% of the reason to watch this movie. It is cheaply made on top of this which detracts even further in that rather than go for a more natural look, they tried for some sort of sci-fi exotica kind of thing and ended up with a office dress party.

The plot works fair enough, though it probably would have worked more had they dropped the horror pretenses and moved straight into action/adventure style territory. There is no new ground here.

The acting is not always wooden, and has some okay moments, but is largely inconsistent. Signs of grief or panic are often achieved by a far off look or a hand biting scene.

All in all, the biggest flaw here (besides a low budget, which they could have worked around, I have seen too many good low budget movies) is that they are tapping into a 1950's era schlock flick flavor, and somehow trying to keep it fresh and end up with a poor mix altogether.


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