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I Drink Your Blood (1970)

R | | Horror | December 1970 (USA)
A group of hippies wreak havoc on a small town and a young boy, whose grandfather and sister were attacked by them, decides 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
Arlene Farber Arlene Farber ... Sylvia (as Iris Brooks)
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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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:

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Lynn Lowry's deaf-mute character wasn't in the original script of the film. Lowry was written into the film after Durston met her and was so impressed by her appearance that he decided to make a role for her. See more »

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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

The film was originally 83 minutes long. When submitted to the MPAA it received an X-rating. Mishkin went ahead and released it uncut with a phony "R" rating attached to it. When the MPAA caught wind of this, Mishkin withdrew all prints and had them individually edited. He left in more gore depending on which territory was receiving that particular print. For example, the south and the inner cities received an uncut version while other, more conservative markets received variously watered down prints. The uncut, 83 minute print has been completely restored and is the version currently shown on video release. 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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