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Film / I Drink Your Blood

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"Let it be known, brothers and sisters, that Satan was an acid head."

I Drink Your Blood is a 1970 exploitation horror film directed by David E. Durston.

A coven of eight psychopathic Satanist hippies have descended upon the tiny backwoods town of Valley Hills, which is all but deserted due to the nearby construction of a dam. After beating up and raping a local girl for spying on one of their rituals, the girl's grandfather marches over to the abandoned hotel they're shacking up in to interrogate them; but they beat him up too and force feed him LSD. The girl's little brother and the grandfather's grandson, a little boy named Pete, takes revenge by shooting a rabid dog, extracting some of its blood and injecting it into some meat pies. He then feeds those pies to the hippies, and they go rip-roaring insane. Nuff said!

Notable for being screened as a double-feature with I Eat Your Skin, which somehow is a far lesser-known film.


This film provides examples of:

  • Artistic License – Medicine: Hydrophobia causes an infected person have difficulty swallowing; it does not turn them into zombies that can be defeated by water.
    • Also, the incubation period of rabies is weeks or even months, not hours.
  • An Axe to Grind: One of the hippies finds an axe and clings to it religiously, using it to hack people up, for the rest of the film after he goes nuts.
  • Ax-Crazy: The hippies goes this after eating the pies. Also, the construction crew working on the dam goes this after they have sex with one of the hippies.
  • Big Bad: Horace Bones, leader of the hippie cult.
  • Covers Always Lie: That rotting zombie head has nothing to do with anything in the movie. Also, while a small amount of blood is in fact consumed, it is unknown to the consumers, and no one deliberately drinks any.
  • Dragon Lady: One of the hippies is an Asian woman who wears a cheongsam and some sort of dagger in her hair, waves a fan, reads tarot cards and grows her nails long.
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  • Equal-Opportunity Evil: The coven consists of two white men, three white women (one of whom is pregnant), an Asian woman, a black man and an Indian man. The Indian man's the leader.
  • From Bad to Worse: After being infected with rabies by the local baker, the cult becomes flesh-eating zombies.
  • Full-Frontal Assault: We first meet the villainous hippie group performing a Satanic ritual while completely naked, followed by assaulting and (off-screen) raping a girl that happened to discover them.
  • Gone Horribly Wrong: Pete's plan against the hippies