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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

H. Charles Parrish ... Hell Security (as Charlie Parrish)

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)
Cassie Townsend ... Goth Club Victim (uncredited)
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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)

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 Megna .... assistant property master
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
H. Charles Parrish .... stunts
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
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 »
Continuity: When Maxx accepts his new "life" and leaves on his motorcycle to meet Macey he has no helmet, then "he" has a helmet while on the road, and then when he arrives he has no helmet again. Obviously, their rider for the street shot wore a helmet to be legal.See more »
Mariel:Why, Darius, you've finally had a genuine insight!See more »
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References Hellraiser (1987)See more »


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Not my cup of blood..., 9 March 2011
Author: BloedEnMelk from Netherlands

I have to admit that I watched The Thirst because I sort of stumbled up to it, and really like Jeremy Sisto. I think he's a great actor and highly charming. I love him when he gets all psycho, preferably in a realistic subtle but very dark way. Of course there is nothing realistic about vampires, but that doesn't really matter as a good vampire movie drags you in and makes you believe. Unfortunately, this movie just didn't do it for me.

Fair enough, the over-the-top sprays of blood were amusing and quite well done. The whole idea of a girl with cancer who's only way to 'survive' is to become a bloodsucking creature of the night, OK, I can deal with that too, as long as it is well worked out. But that is just the problem, the storyline was just too flat and much more could have been done with it. Then the dilemma of being a vampire but not wanting to kill, I have seen that all before but in a much better way. One of the finest American examples of such a movie is 'Interview with the Vampire', which goes far deeper into the suffering of the protagonist.

Overall, The Thirst had some fun moments but not enough to make me fall for it. Honestly, after about an hour I felt so bored that I even thought about just turning it off. For some people though it might be a good way to spend their evening, but not me. I consider it to be nothing more then a teenage film that bathes in blood. The acting was quite flat, the characters all far too shallow and at times really annoying, and even Jeremy Sisto couldn't lift it up. It's a pity to see such a charming actor in a far too shallow role.

My advice: If you are a teenager and like some over-the-top blood sprays and sexy bodies, and you want a popcorn night on the couch with some friends, then it might be the right movie for you. But if you like a real good vampire movie which goes much more in depth, watch for example 'Interview with the Vampire', 'Bakjwi' or 'Marebito'. The last one is one of the most intriguing vampire movies I have ever seen. And if you just want a lot of mindless fun with loads of blood, but all in a good and really attractive way, then 'From Dusk till Dawn' will definitely pleasure you a lot more then The Thirst.

Sorry to displease the fans, but I just can't give this one more then a 3,5 out of 10.

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