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I Drink Your Blood (1970)

R | | Horror | December 1970 (USA)
A group of Satanic hippies wreak havoc on a small town where a young boy, whose sister and grandfather were victimized by them, tries to get even - with deadly results.

Director:

David E. Durston (as David Durston)

Writer:

David E. Durston (as David Durston)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Bhaskar Roy Chowdhury ... Horace Bones (as Bhaskar)
Jadin Wong Jadin Wong ... Sue-Lin (as Jadine Wong)
Rhonda Fultz Rhonda Fultz ... Molly (as Ronda Fultz)
George Patterson George Patterson ... Rollo
Riley Mills ... Pete Banner
John Damon John Damon ... Roger Davis
Elizabeth Marner-Brooks Elizabeth Marner-Brooks ... Mildred Nash
Richard Bowler Richard Bowler ... Doc Banner
Tyde Kierney Tyde Kierney ... Andy
Iris Brooks Iris Brooks ... Blonde Group Member
Alex Mann Alex Mann ... Shelley
Bruno Damon Bruno Damon ... Rabid Guy
Mike Gentry Mike Gentry ... Rabid Guy
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Storyline

A band of satanist hippies roll into a town and begin terrorizing the local folk. They rape a local girl and her grandpa goes after them. He fails and is given LSD. This bothers his grandson and he gets back at the hippies by feeding them meat pies infected with blood from a rabid dog. They turn into crazed lunatics and begin killing and/or infecting everything in their path. Written by Josh Pasnak <chainsaw@intouch.bc.ca>

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lsd | machete | dentures | axe | hippie | See All (75) »

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2 GREAT BLOOD-HORRORS to rip out your guts! [Double bill with "I Eat Your Skin"] See more »

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Horror

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Trivia

Before the passing of the Video Recordings Act, a cut version was briefly released by Media Video in the UK in the early 1980s. Although it was never listed as an official "nasty video", it was one of the films featured on a tape compiled by outspoken critic of sex and violence Mary Whitehouse and shown at the Conservative Party conference in 1984. This film has since been released uncut and has received a UK "18" certificate. See more »

Goofs

Back home after being dosed with LSD, Doc Banner is sitting at his kitchen table. As Sylvia says, "Come on, Grandpa," and helps him up, the moving shadow of the mike and boom isvisible on the refrigerator and wall directly behind them, to the right of Sylvia's head. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Horace Bones: [addressing hippies] Let it be known to all the spirits that I am a Capricorn, living in The Tenth House... the house of our lord Satan. Let it be known to all the spirits that I, Horace Bones, was born into Hell, and reborn to this Earth. Let all the spirits here know that I am the first-born son of Satan! He commands my thoughts! I speak his words! Sons and daughters of Satan, put aside your worldly things and come to me.
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Alternate Versions

In its original 73 minute form, I DRINK YOUR BLOOD was rated "X" by the MPAA. The film was re-edited, different scenes were added, and the film was released "R" rated at 83 minutes See more »

Connections

Referenced in I Spit on Your Grave (1978) See more »

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Bhaskar knows best
13 November 2008 | by TromafreakSee all my reviews

Formerly known as Phobia, I Drink Your Blood is a fine example of raw, unflinching, horror. Horror, with a chip on it's shoulder. Horror with a small budget, a smaller cast, often humorous dialog, but let me tell you, that on this day, there is evil in the air, and it's awfully humid.

A gang of Satan-worshiping hippies, with bad intentions, ends up in a nearly-abandoned town, after their van breaks down. With only a population of 40, the gang figures that this is their town now, so they pick a house, settle in, but soon grow bored with all the acid taking, and rat killing, and take out their frustrations by forcing some acid on a defenseless, old man. I would imagine, forcing LSD on the elderly would be a real keen time for most hippie-satanists. Unfortunately for the gang, the old man's grandson, little Pete, takes offense to this prank, and seeks vengeance for grandpa's psychedelic misery in a way that any level-headed boy would. The portly, little fellow finds a rabid dog, shoots the damn thing, fills up a syringe with the blood, and injects it into some food in the bakery, which would end up in the stomach's of the acid-fueled satanist's. Evil has just got a double-dose of madness, and it's feeling real bad, and that can only mean bad news for the unsuspecting "town" .

Contrary to what I had heard, I Drink Your Blood is not exactly a Lucio Fulci blood bath, or even what I would consider a gore film, in fact, I see no reason why they couldn't have squeezed in an R rating. With that said, gore, or even moderate amounts of blood, ain't everything. I Drink Your Blood, from beginning to end, is a nightmarish hell, with no redeeming qualities. With this one, you can feel the evil, as if it's in the room, with you, plus, the psychotic score, and nerve-racking sound-effects couldn't be more fitting. I recommend I Drink Your Blood to anyone who appreciates quality, low-budget horror from the dark side, but regardless of what Bhaskar tells you, I sincerely doubt Satan was ever an acid head. 8/10


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

December 1970 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Phobia See more »

Filming Locations:

Sharon Springs, New York, USA

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (original) | (director's cut) (Blu-ray)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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