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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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HORROR-FYING! Title too gruesome to publish! [Double bill with "I Eat Your Skin"] See more »

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Horror

Certificate:

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Trivia

The satanic practices of the cult were based upon actual satanic rituals told to David E. Durston by a friend that was a former member of a cult. See more »

Goofs

When Rollo is about to stab Roger while he is on the table, right before Rollo raises the dagger, you can see a crew member in the far back left of the house 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 »

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Featured in Charles Manson Superstar (1989) See more »

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It's No "Old Yeller," That's For Sure!!!
15 November 2007 | by ferbs54See all my reviews

"I Drink Your Blood" (1970) is a film that I'd been wanting to see for a very long time. By now, what horror-film fan worth his Judith O'Dea Fan Club membership card has not heard of the movie in which a band of hippies dose Grandpa with LSD, and grandson Petey gives them rabies-infected meat pies in revenge? Only these aren't your typical peace, love and groovy button type of hippies, but rather Satan-worshiping, sadistic thugs, whose violent tendencies only get worse when they start to foam at the mouth... A film that is consistently suspenseful and that keeps the viewer riveted, this is actually a very well-done horror shlocker. The use of bizarro freakout music really helps to punch across the frequent scenes of carnage, and the picture grows increasingly wild as it proceeds. In one scene, a rabid hippy girl practices "free love" with a construction crew, infecting the entire bunch with the disease; a sadly resonant scene in today's AIDS reality. This film's debt to George A. Romero's "Night of the Living Dead," made two years earlier, becomes fairly obvious in the final third, when some defenders cower in a cellar to escape the crazed mob. And speaking of debts, could David Cronenberg have borrowed from this picture, when he was busy putting together 1977's "Rabid"? In any event, "I Drink Your Blood," while never overly gross, is surely not a movie for the faint of heart. It's no "Old Yeller" (1957), that's for sure! And wait till you see all the extras on this deluxe DVD. Fifty chapters for an 80-minute movie! Now that IS crazy!


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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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