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  (in credits order)

Matt Keeslar ... Maxx

Clare Kramer ... Lisa

Jeremy Sisto ... Darius

Serena Scott Thomas ... Mariel

Neil Jackson ... Duke of Earl

Adam Baldwin ... Lenny
Ave Rose Rodil ... Sister #2
Alicia Morton ... Sara

Charlotte Ayanna ... Macey

Erik Palladino ... Jason

Michael Mantell ... Doctor
Dawn Weld ... Kiki

Ellie Cornell ... Nurse Linda

Blaine Pate ... Priest

Tom Lenk ... Kronos
Otep Shamaya ... Vogue (as Otep Baty)

Blythe Metz ... Sasha

Nick Principe ... Club Inferno Bouncer

Martin Beck ... Owen

Jerry Hoffman ... Carl

Joel Schmidt ... Sheldon Hamilton

Brett Walkow ... Goth DJ

Charlie Parrish ... Hell Security
Mark A. Altman ... Bystander (as Mark Altman)
Mark Gottwald ... Bystander 2
Steven Kriozere ... Darius Victim (as Steve Kriozere)
Wayne Mahon ... Sister Victim
Tallulah Scott Thomas ... School Girl on Bus
Dara Sattzer ... Le Petit Mort Dancer
Pamela Vandervelde ... Le Petit Mort Dancer
Adrianne Grosse ... Le Petit Mort Dancer
Brandi Gallucci ... Le Petit Mort Dancer
Jayime Bailey ... Le Petit Mort Dancer
Shannon Hart Cleary ... Bartender
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Steve Ben Brown ... Hospital Orderly (uncredited)

Patrick Censoplano ... Goth Boy (uncredited)
Marc De'Antone ... Club Owner (uncredited)

David Harris ... Frat boy (uncredited)
Kylah Kim ... Sister #1 (uncredited)
Ashley Merritt ... Living Art (uncredited)

Jessica Roulston ... Goth Bartender / Dancer (uncredited)

Dianna St. Hilaire ... Club Patron (uncredited)
Cassie Townsend ... Goth Club Victim (uncredited)

Directed by
Jeremy Kasten 
Writing credits
Ben Lustig (story) &
Liz Maccie (story) &
Wayne Mahon (story)

Ben Lustig (screenplay) &
Liz Maccie (screenplay) &
Wayne Mahon (screenplay) and
Mark A. Altman (screenplay) &
Jeremy Kasten (screenplay)

Zach Chassler 

Produced by
Mark A. Altman .... producer
John Duffy .... producer: post-production, IDT Entertainment
Mark Gottwald .... producer
John W. Hyde .... executive producer
Kyle Dean Jackson .... post-production producer: Tunnel Post
Eric Miller .... line producer
Alan Pao .... post-production producer: Tunnel Post
Aaron Rattner .... co-producer
Chuck Speed .... producer
Danny Wayne .... co-producer (as Danny W. Stallcup)
Original Music by
Joe Kraemer 
Cinematography by
Raymond Stella 
Film Editing by
Kevin Greutert 
Jeremy Kasten 
Casting by
Christine Sheaks 
Production Design by
Scott Cobb 
Costume Design by
Julia Schklair 
Makeup Department
Autumn Butler .... makeup artist
Nikki Carbonetta .... makeup department head (as Nikki Carbonetta-Aguirre)
Jason Collins .... special makeup effects designer: Autonomous F/X, Inc.
Brie Ford .... special makeup effects artist: Autonomous FX inc.
Elvis Jones .... special makeup effects designer: Autonomous FX Inc.
James Ojala .... special makeup effects lab technician: Autonomous FX
Traci E. Smithe .... hair department head
Jenna Tibbetts .... key makeup artist
Production Management
Judith Black .... post-production supervisor: IDT Entertainment
Margo Coughlin Zimmerman .... production manager (as Margo Zimmerman)
Aaron Rattner .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Mark A. Altman .... second unit director
Ryan Ramos .... second second assistant director
Kimberly Stuckwisch .... second second assistant director
Joseph Suarez .... second assistant director
Danny Wayne .... second unit director (as Danny W. Stallcup)
Jim Whitworth .... first assistant director
Art Department
Megan J. Baptiste .... art department production assistant
Shane T. French .... set dresser
Stephanie Furr .... art department production assistant
Josh Hagen .... storyboard artist
Nathan Lay .... on-set dresser
Joe Magna .... assistant property master (as Joe Megna)
Mark Richardson .... property master
Sound Department
Kyle Billingsley .... foley mixer
Cole Bluma .... boom operator
Jackie Johnson .... dialogue editor
Francisco Koch .... adr mixer
Lucien Palmer .... sound effects editor
Jesse Pomeroy .... supervising sound editor
Neil Spritz .... sound mixer
Paul Stanley .... supervising sound editor
Special Effects by
Anthony Grow .... special effects technician
Visual Effects by
Brent M. Bowen .... visual effects
Tim Carras .... visual effects editor
Harry Eisenstein .... on-set visual effects supervisor
Peter Gend .... visual effects
Adam Klein .... Animator/3D Artist
Tsuyoshi Abe .... utility stunts
Bonnie Morgan .... stunt double
Charlie Parrish .... stunts (as H. Charles Parrish)
Bridgett Riley .... stunts
Steve Upton .... stunt double
Danny Wayne .... stunt coordinator (as Danny W. Stallcup)
David Harris .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Kirk Bartolata .... grip
Danielle C. Carroll .... film loader
Roger Chingirian .... rigging gaffer
Mark J. Coyne .... Steadicam operator
Mark J. Coyne .... camera operator: "a" camera
Jesse Crusing .... rigging best boy electric
Nikola Dupkanic .... additional second assistant camera
Bryan Gilbert .... grip
Jonathan Goldfisher .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Thomas P. Marshall .... best boy electric
Bill McClelland .... still photographer
Andrew Robison .... best boy grip
Alex Scott .... second assistant camera
Michael Stella .... electrician
Nate Wayman .... grip
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Chantal Filson .... costumer
Lizette Kilmer .... costumer (as Lizette Jaimes)
Daniela Kurrle .... costume builder (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Jon Berry .... on-line editor
Jon Berry .... post-production coordinator
Jason Cochard .... colorist
Teague Cowley .... supervising color timer
Music Department
Sean Fernald .... music supervisor
Transportation Department
Brian Eastveld .... driver
Michael David Reynolds .... driver
Harry Zabounian .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Adriana De La Cruz .... key set medic
Rob Fegen .... production coordinator
Randy McKenney .... extras coordinator
Elena Rogovsky .... script supervisor
Bill Watterson .... production assistant
Joe Moe .... thanks

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88 min

Did You Know?

The cast includes several actors who appeared in the TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Clare Kramer (who appeared as the god-like Glory)l; Tom Lenk (who played would-be supervillain Andrew); and Serena Scott Thomas (who played Faith's evil mentor, Gwendolyn Post). Although Adam Baldwin didn't appear in that series, he had a recurring role in the spin-off show Angel.See more »
Revealing mistakes: Just before Maxx bites Macey, one shot shows the plastic tubing over his left shoulder which will begin squirting fake blood.See more »
Mariel:Why, Darius, you've finally had a genuine insight!See more »
Movie Connections:
References Dracula (1931)See more »


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12 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
An instant cult classic!, 8 May 2007
Author: filmfreak17 from United States

I love all genres, but horror films have a special place in my darkened heart. I don't know why Starz didn't release this film in theaters, they should have. So many horror movies on the big screen haven't come close to the entertainment factor that THE THIRST provides.

Let me start by saying that anyone who rents or buys this movie expecting a deep thoughtful drama will surly be disappointed. You have to know what you're getting into and appreciate the film for what it is. THE THIRST is a 70's grind-house throwback with over-the-top gore and crazy characters that are much larger than life. Jeremy Sisto as Darius is the perfect example. The is not "Six Feet Under" nor should it be and his performance completely encapsulates the mood that this film is meant to express.

While many of the reviews I have read complain that the plot is thin, I amply disagree. This is a low budget horror movie people! The plot is great... a girl dying from cancer decides to save her life by becoming a vampire. Her boyfriend follows and they discover that "the cure is worse than the disease". Very simple, perfect for the genre. Too much more and we wouldn't be able to get to the fun stuff, which is what this movie is all about!

Clare Kramer is sexy from her first moment on screen. Her acting is superb.

Jeremy Sisto never disappoints and although I wasn't sure what he was doing with his accent, I found him to be funny and scary all at the same time.

My favorite performance was relative newcomer Neil Jackson. He plays the role of Duke and while I wish he had more screen time, his moments were some of the best!

For those of us who like to see body parts ripped off and blood spurting everywhere, this film doesn't disappoint! And the large amount of nudity was much appreciated and didn't feel too forced.

I laughed a lot during this film and even felt scared a few times (could have been more scares for my taste).

Overall, if you like the genre, I think you will like this movie! If you are one of those people who complain about too little character development in a movie that is 75% blood and guts, get over yourself and go rent "Sideways". But if you want a fun, blood-drenched good time, get THE THIRST!

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