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Thirst (1979)

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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 "... See full summary »

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Cast

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
Robert Thompson ...
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. Written by Brian J. Wright <tyrannorabbit@hotmail.com>

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Surrender to an Unholy, Insatiable Evil. See more »


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29 September 1979 (USA)  »

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Ânsia  »

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AUD 750,000 (estimated)
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Screenwriter John Pinkney based this film on stories which had been written as part of a book entitled 'Instant Terror'. See more »

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Referenced in A Coffee Break with Antony I. Ginnane (2009) See more »

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The blood farm
20 February 2004 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

This murky oddity is great fun and well made on eerie locations in Victoria Australia at a real scary place that actually exists called MontSalvat 'castle' by 70s drive in auteur Antony Ginnane. He also made a very strong Carrie like thriller called Patrick. Other Aussie thrillers of the time include Summerfield and The Chain Reaction.

THIRST should be a cult film but lacks the 35mm availability for cinemas to make it exactly that. Like Rocky Horror, Legend Of Hell House or Phantom Of The Paradise, all part of a mad parochial horror cycle of the 70s. Find it and have a great time. You will love the, er, milking scenes.........Antony..your films are languishing! get em out there again!


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