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.
- 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
- Gory Deadly Overkill Title of Fatal Death
- Horror Hippies: These guys are thugs even before they're infected with rabies.
- Human Sacrifice: The hippies pretend to sacrifice one of their number to scare him; however, later, whilst he's unconscious, one of them actually does kill him.
- Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: The pregnant hippie, after learning she's got rabies and realizing the implications this has for her baby, stabs herself with a wooden stake.
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: Pete. Why did he think infecting a bunch of already ax-crazy people with rabies was a good thing?
- Non-Indicative Title: Nobody's blood is drank, at least not directly.
- Our Zombies Are Different: These zombies are the result of a rabies epidemic.
- Scary Black Man: Rollo. As he claims to be the first born son of Satan, therefore so is Satan himself.
- Technically Living Zombie : How the movie plays rabies victims.
- Token Good Teammate: Andy is part of the hippie cult, but befriends Sylvia and tries to protect her once things start to go really wrong. Sadly, he doesn't make it out in one piece.
- Trailers Always Spoil: Three major character deaths are given away in the trailer, including both of the main villains.
- Unwitting Instigator of Doom: Pete's aforementioned lacing of the meat pies with rabies