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Blood Thirst (1971)

GP | | Horror | 14 May 1971 (USA)
A sex-crimes specialist from New York travels to the Philippines to help his friend, a Manila homicide detective, solve a series of murders.

Director:

Newt Arnold

Writer:

N.I.P. Dennis (story & screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Robert Winston Robert Winston ... Adam Rourke
Katherine Henryk Katherine Henryk ... Sylvia Ramos
Yvonne Nielson Yvonne Nielson ... Serena
Vic Diaz ... Inspector Miguel Ramos
Vic Silayan Vic Silayan ... Calderon
Eddie Infante Eddie Infante ... Herrera
Bruno Punzalan Bruno Punzalan ... Moreno
Judy Dennis Judy Dennis ... Theresa
Max Roio Max Roio ... (as Max Rojo)
Ching Tello Ching Tello
Minda Morena Minda Morena
Isidro Francisco Isidro Francisco
Felix Marfil Felix Marfil
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A sex-crimes specialist from New York travels to the Philippines to help his friend, a Manila homicide detective, solve a series of murders.

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Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

GP | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 May 1971 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Blood Seekers See more »

Filming Locations:

Philippines

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Shot in 1965, not released in the US until 1971. See more »

Quotes

Adam Rourke: I'm great with women but you should see me with one-legged men!
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Featured in Mad Monster Rally (2009) See more »

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A less-than-killer thriller from Manila.
22 July 2017 | by BA_HarrisonSee all my reviews

A hideous monster is on the prowl in Manila, draining the blood of its victims, all young, female employees at the Barrio nightclub. Local police inspector Miguel Ramos (Filipino regular Vic Diaz) calls in his old friend Adam Rourke (Robert Winston), a smarmy, smart-ass sex crimes expert from the U.S., to help him on the case.

With a title like Blood Thirst, one might reasonably expect a gory piece of exploitation schlock, but sadly this is not the case. What we get is more like a noir-ish detective flick (complete with shadowy black and white photography and a sleazy jazz soundtrack), albeit with slight horror elements. This means that for much of the time the film is content to follow Rourke as he investigates the mysterious murders, romances Miguel's sister Sylvia (Katherine Henryk), and gets in a few fist fights, all of which proves very dull.

The silly climax sees Serena, a dancer at the Barrio, revealed to be a South American Golden Goddess who possesses the secret to everlasting youth. As Miguel and Adam battle Serena's disfigured helper, they interrupt her ritual—which involves human blood, special herbs, and a chair that harnesses the energy of the sun—causing her to rapidly grow old and disintegrate.


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