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Terry Becker (story)
Charles Dennis (screenplay)
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Release Date:
6 September 1974 (USA) See more »
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They need a special liquid to stay young. It is red, thick and warm! See more »
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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. | Full synopsis »
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Imaginative horror take on "Lost Horizon" See more (21 total) »

Cast

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Jennifer Billingsley ... Laura

John Considine ... 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
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ken Metcalfe ... Helicopter Pilot (uncredited)

Directed by
Terry Becker 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Terry Becker  story
Charles Dennis  screenplay
Lou Whitehill  story

Produced by
Wesley E. De Pue .... producer
Carlos H. Reyes .... associate producer
Terry Becker .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Richard LaSalle 
 
Cinematography by
Nonong Rasca 
 
Film Editing by
Anthony DiMarco  (as Tony Di Marco)
 
Art Direction by
Robert Formoso  (as Robert Formosa)
 
Makeup Department
Cecille Baun .... makeup artist
Mely Sioson .... hair stylist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jose Velasco .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Levy Principe .... sound mixer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
George Rosales .... electrician
 
Music Department
Richard LaSalle .... conductor
 
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Jun Almazon .... script clerk
Vic Diaz .... production coordinator
 
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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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6 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Imaginative horror take on "Lost Horizon", 2 October 2003
Author: ccmiller1492 (ccmiller1492@yahoo.com) from Fairfax, VA

This imaginative horror take on "Lost Horizon" fails to engage due to poor acting, low-budget and pacing which is too slow. The only memorable performance is that of John Considine in the role of Baru, the sensitive and loving male leader of the Blood drinkers who never age. When he makes the mistake of falling in love with one of the cult's unwilling donors he must pay the ultimate price for leaving his heritage. Considine acts this part well, and it's too bad there wasn't more development of his part and better pacing. His presence creates the only interest in the film.

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