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Grindhouse Releasing Blu-Ray Review: I Drink Your Blood

I Drink Your Blood

When a clan of satanist hippies wreaks havoc on a small town, a young boy whose family was victimized by the devil-worshiping bohemians makes the fateful decision to exact bloody revenge in gloriously gruesome fashion.

One cannot necessarily call I Drink Your Blood a good film. But I genuinely doubt if thats what David Durston was shooting for when he made it. I think he was more or less attempting to cram as much violence and shock value into a single film as he possibly could. And in that regard, he succeeded. I Drink Your Blood is nothing if not sadistic and shocking. It even carries the unique distinction of being the first film ever to receive an X-rating for violence.

The performances aren’t great. The characters are difficult to warm up to. The screenplay is cheesy. But none of that really matters because no one goes into a movie like this looking for a good movie. They are after gruesome and shocking violence and in that regard, I Drink Your Blood delivers.

If devil worship makes you uncomfortable, you may want to stay away from this one, as it is a pretty consistent theme, throughout. The first 20 minutes of the picture are brimming with Satanic ritual and human and animal sacrifice.

The Blu-ray release is jam-packed with bonus features, including several deleted scenes, an alternate ending, a director’s commentary track, the film’s original theatrical trailer, on camera interviews with the cast, and more. Not to mention, the first 3,000 units come with a replica of the syringe used in the film. Also included is bonus feature film I Eat Your Skin. There’s lots to enjoy about this release, even if the movie isn’t exactly top notch.


Director(s): David Durston
Writer(s): David Durston
Stars: Bhaskar Roy Chowdhury, Jadin Wong, and Rhonda Fultz
Year: 1970 (Blu-ray release date: November 8, 2016)
Studio/ Production Co: Grindhouse Releasing
Language: English
Length: 83-Minutes
Sub-Genre: Zombies, Grindhouse

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Written by Tyler Doupé
Tyler Doupe' is the managing editor at Wicked Horror. He has previously penned for Fangoria Mag, Rue Morgue Mag, FEARnet, Fandango, ConTV, Ranker, Shock Till You Drop, ChillerTV, ComingSoon, and more. He lives with his husband, his dog, and cat hat(s).
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