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The Thirsty Dead (1974)

PG  |   |  Adventure, Horror, Action  |  6 September 1974 (USA)
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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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Baru
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Claire
Tani Guthrie ...
Ranu
Fredricka Meyers ...
Ann (as Fredricka Myers)
Chiqui da Rosa ...
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Elena Sampson ...
Hala
Mary Walters ...
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Rod Navarro ...
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Vic Diaz ...
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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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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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Excruciatingly Bad
4 July 2015 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

The Thirsty Dead is a film I searched for years to give warning when I started doing movie reviews. The search was hard because I could not remember the title nor anyone who was in it.

I saw this item when it first came out in 1974 and at the time I was doing my weekend warrior bit for Army Reserves. Not by choice did I see this film but only because it was all that was offered that time on the small post I was on. I did see better films during the military service I did have normally. With all the scantily clad and bosomy females in the cast led by Jennifer Billingsley and Judith McConnell the troops were more than satisfied with this concoction. Anyway I was not as easily satisfied with the film as the rest were.

The Thirsty Dead was shot on location in The Phillipines and it concerns some beautiful women who are kidnapped by this devil cult. A select few stay eternally young by drinking the blood of others. But the blood supply is running thin so they have to kidnap fresh women from Manila and it seems as though the preference is for American women.

Billingsley and McConnell are two of the victims and at least Billingsley wants out. I'll say no more except that this turgid mess has elements of She and The Lost Horizon in it. But seeing the reaction at the army post I saw it shows that the young men were starved for entertainment and knew what they wanted.

I doubt The Thirsty Dead ever made it to New York where I lived at the time. Films like these were strictly for red state consumption. As it is it is one of the most excruciatingly bad films I've ever seen.


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