The descendant of Elizabeth Bathory is abducted by a cult of self-proclaimed supermen who achieve this state of superiority by drinking from the "blood cows" (read: people) kept at the "dairy farm", and they try to get her to join them.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Chantal Contouri ...
Kate Davis
Shirley Cameron ...
Mrs. Barker
Max Phipps ...
Mr. Hodge
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Dr. Gauss
Rod Mullinar ...
Derek
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Dr. Fraser
Rosie Sturgess ...
Lori
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Sean
Walter Pym ...
Ditcher
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Martha
Lulu Pinkus ...
Nurse
Chris Milne ...
David
Jacqui Gordon ...
Leah
Val Christensen ...
Toni
Glenys O'Brien ...
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The descendant of Elizabeth Bathory is abducted by a cult of self-proclaimed supermen who achieve this state of superiority by drinking from the "blood cows" (read: people) kept at the "dairy farm", and they try to get her to join them.

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Surrender to an Unholy, Insatiable Evil. See more »


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29 September 1979 (USA)  »

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AUD 750,000 (estimated)
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Lead actress Chantal Contouri who plays this movie's central character and protagonist Kate Davis, starred in producer Antony I. Ginnane's previous film, One More Minute (1979). Thirst (1979) was their second and final collaboration together. See more »

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A Very, Very Different Vampire Film
7 October 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The descendant of Elizabeth Bathory is abducted by a cult of self-proclaimed supermen who achieve this state of superiority by drinking from the "blood cows" kept at the "dairy farm", and they try to get her to join them.

This Ozploitation film has nice gore effects, plenty of blood, and a plot that can only be seen as a reversal of other Bathory tales, where now the usual monster is the persecuted one. We even get a sweet, pseudo-Catholic ceremony in Latin.

The film did not do well at the local box office. Nevertheless, it was highly regarded by influential American film critic Leonard Maltin, who gave it three stars out of four. Although Maltin is often wrong, he might have been right this time -- this one went under the radar, but probably never should have.


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