MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 10,954 this week

The Thirsty Dead (1974)

2.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 2.9/10 from 300 users  
Reviews: 20 user | 25 critic

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

Director:

Writers:

(story), (screenplay), 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb: What to Watch - Guardians of the Galaxy

In the latest episode of IMDb: What to Watch, Keith Simanton talks with director James Gunn and actors Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana and Vin Diesel about their movie Guardians of the Galaxy.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 27 titles
created 16 Jan 2011
 
a list of 918 titles
created 10 May 2012
 
a list of 917 titles
created 13 Sep 2012
 
a list of 11 titles
created 02 Mar 2013
 
a list of 241 titles
created 2 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Thirsty Dead (1974)

The Thirsty Dead (1974) on IMDb 2.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Thirsty Dead.

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

Several couples head upstate to the country to watch a boat being built. Unfortunately they are stalked by a murderer behind a ghoulish mask.

Directors: David Paulsen, John Mason Kirby
Stars: Christopher Allport, Jim Doerr, David Gale
Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A wealthy pervert lures beautiful young women to his castle so he can have his way with them.

Director: Emilio Miraglia
Stars: Anthony Steffen, Marina Malfatti, Erika Blanc
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.9/10 X  

An evil, sadistic count lives in a waterfront castle with his insane family members. One day the survivor of a shipwreck washes ashore near the castle and finds himself a captive there.

Director: Pat Boyette
Stars: Russ Harvey, Helen Hogan, William McNulty
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A group of motorcyclists on a "treasure hunt" are terrorized by a gang of murderous psychopaths.

Director: William Grefe
Stars: Christopher George, Preston Pierce, Roberta Collins
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

During an all-girl secret society initiation, one of the new members is killed playing Russian Roulette. Many years later the survivors are invited for a reunion to a lavish estate, which ... See full summary »

Director: Joe Mazzuca
Stars: Arthur Franz, Claudia Jennings, Cheri Howell
Funeral Home (1980)
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A young woman arrives at her grandmother's house, which used to be a funeral home, to help her turn the place into a bed-and-breakfast inn. After they open, however, guests begin disappearing or turning up dead.

Director: William Fruet
Stars: Kay Hawtrey, Lesleh Donaldson, Barry Morse
Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4/10 X  

A reporter who has had an affair with the daughter of the U.S. President is sent to Hungary. There he is bitten by a werewolf, and then gets transferred back to Washington, where he gets a ... See full summary »

Director: Milton Moses Ginsberg
Stars: Dean Stockwell, Katalin Kallay, Henry Ferrentino
Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3/10 X  

Carradine is an aged vampire who has a bevy of vampiric beauties who lure many of their customers back to his lair. One of the campiest movies we offer. A real schlock classic. Color. 16mm

Director: Cirio H. Santiago
Stars: John Carradine, Bruce Fairbairn, Trey Wilson
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4/10 X  

Two archaeologists on a scientific dig come across a vampire burial ground and discover that the creatures are about to awaken and attack a nearby village.

Directors: Julio Salvador, Ray Danton
Stars: Andrew Prine, Patty Shepard, Mark Damon
Blood Sabbath (1972)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  

A coven of witches captures a young man traveling through the woods. He gets involved in a power struggle between a beautiful witch and the evil queen who heads the coven.

Director: Brianne Murphy
Stars: Anthony Geary, Susan Damante, Sam Gilman
They Saved Hitler's Brain (TV Movie 1968)
Action | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.5/10 X  

Nazi madmen preserve Hitler's brain on a small tropical island until the time is right to resurrect him and, along with him, the Third Reich.

Director: David Bradley
Stars: Walter Stocker, Audrey Caire, Carlos Rivas
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

A crazy woman who lives in an old mansion thinks she's with her brother/lover, who lures victims to her.

Director: S.F. Brownrigg
Stars: Camilla Carr, Gene Ross, Stephen Tobolowsky
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jennifer Billingsley ...
Laura
...
Baru
...
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
Edit

Storyline

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

Add Full Plot | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The crones are coming! See more »


Certificate:

PG
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

6 September 1974 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Blood Hunt  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Baru: Friends? It was understood that you were unknown to each other.
Laura: You make friends quickly when you share a cell!
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

BOOOOOOOOOOOORING!!!
22 November 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Some movies, back in the heyday of Ballyhoo, used to claim they were so terrifying that a single viewing would kill you. The Thirsty Dead could have made a similar claim, although threats of being Bored To Death don't draw nearly as big a crowd.

This movie reeks like overcooked cabbage. It actually starts out kind of promisingly. Attractive young women are being abducted off the streets of Manila. The rumor is White Slavery. The truth is even worse. Seems the captives are being taken prisoner to the Cardboard Cave Kingdom of the Xanadu Rejects! Our four pretty protagonists stumble through the film as though they have each drunk a gallon of Nyquil before the camera started rolling. The Heroine, played by Meredith Baxter Birney's ugly brother in drag, is about as stupid as a bag of hammers. For some dumb reason she falls in love with the King of the Aztec-y cult, a disco-suited Peter Lorre impersonator. This irritates the High Priestess, whose horse-teeth are the scariest effect in the whole film. Meanwhile, the other 3 captive girls - Jan Brady, the obligatory native Filipino girl and a redheaded Russ Meyer reject - sit around and do nothing. There's lots of buckskin bikinis and sexy sarongs and girls dancing around a severed head in a square lava lamp, but the plot apparently wandered off while the director wasn't looking. I stopped caring fifteen minutes into this mess. It's almost too bad to laugh at.




5 of 15 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
What is Ann's profession? Gblakelii
Further Star Trek connections Gblakelii
sound... auroralunacy
The big box VHS from Applause...worth much? zombihntr
Discuss The Thirsty Dead (1974) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?