5.8/10
1,244
29 user 78 critic

Thirst (1979)

The descendant of Elizabeth Bathory is abducted by a cult of self-proclaimed supermen who achieve this state of superiority by drinking from the "blood cows" (read: people) kept at the "dairy farm", and they try to get her to join them.

Director:

Rod Hardy

Writer:

John Pinkney (original screenplay)
Reviews
1 win. See more awards »

Photos

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Chantal Contouri ... Kate Davis
Shirley Cameron Shirley Cameron ... Mrs. Barker
Max Phipps ... Mr. Hodge
Henry Silva ... Dr. Gauss
Rod Mullinar ... Derek
David Hemmings ... Dr. Fraser
Rosie Sturgess Rosie Sturgess ... Lori
Robert Thompson ... Sean
Walter Pym Walter Pym ... Ditcher
Amanda Muggleton ... Martha
Lulu Pinkus Lulu Pinkus ... Nurse
Chris Milne Chris Milne ... David
Jacqui Gordon Jacqui Gordon ... Leah
Val Christensen Val Christensen ... Toni
Glenys O'Brien Glenys O'Brien ... Guide
Edit

Storyline

The descendant of Elizabeth Bathory is abducted by a cult of self-proclaimed supermen who achieve this state of superiority by drinking from the "blood cows" (read: people) kept at the "dairy farm", and they try to get her to join them.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Surrender to an Unholy, Insatiable Evil. See more »


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Screenwriter John Pinkney based this film on stories which had been written as part of a book entitled 'Instant Terror'. See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Barker: Vampires? We dislike that word. The Brotherhood is something far nobler than peasant superstitions given it credit for. There's nothing supernatural about us Kate.
Mr. Hodge: Oh, we're simply a superior race of people who, over the centuries, have proved that the drinking of the vital human essence confers youth, power. It's the ultimate aristocratic act.
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Patrick: A Coffee Break with Antony I. Ginnane (2009) See more »

User Reviews

 
The blood farm
20 February 2004 | by ptb-8See all my reviews

This murky oddity is great fun and well made on eerie locations in Victoria Australia at a real scary place that actually exists called MontSalvat 'castle' by 70s drive in auteur Antony Ginnane. He also made a very strong Carrie like thriller called Patrick. Other Aussie thrillers of the time include Summerfield and The Chain Reaction.

THIRST should be a cult film but lacks the 35mm availability for cinemas to make it exactly that. Like Rocky Horror, Legend Of Hell House or Phantom Of The Paradise, all part of a mad parochial horror cycle of the 70s. Find it and have a great time. You will love the, er, milking scenes.........Antony..your films are languishing! get em out there again!


6 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 29 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

Details

Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 September 1979 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Thirst See more »

Filming Locations:

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

AUD750,000 (estimated)
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed