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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)
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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
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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.

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Surrender to an Unholy, Insatiable Evil. See more »


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 September 1979 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ânsia See more »

Filming Locations:

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia See more »

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Budget:

AUD750,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Chantal Contouri received top / first billing, Shirley Cameron received second billing, Max Phipps received third billing, Henry Silva received fourth billing and Rod Mullinar received fifth billing, David Hemmings received sixth billing. 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.
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Highly Original Vampire Movie
28 August 1999 | by CarrigonSee all my reviews

If you're looking for a vampire movie that's a little different, this is it. This movie is a total classic. It's about a cult of humans who keep a farm of other humans and milk them for their blood. This cult abducts a woman who is the direct descendant of their founder, Elizabeth Bathory. The poor woman is horrified at the vampirism and the cult continually tries to force her into drinking blood. It's a wonderful, creepy, scary, weird vampire film. This one is a must see for you vampire enthusiasts.


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