Invasion of the Blood Farmers (1972)

35mm film, Eastmancolor
mono, English
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An American horror film directed by Ed Adlum.

Plot Summary

An ancient sect of -draining sets up a farm in upstate New York and starts searching for a suitable blood host required for the ceremony that will allow them to revive their long dormant queen.


* = uncredited

Directed by: Ed Adlum
© 1972 The Farmer Company
The Farmer Company presents. Released by NMD Film Distributing Co. An Ed Adlum production
Executive Producer: Milton S. Greenman
Produced by: Ed Adlum
Screenplay by: Ed Adlum and Ed Kelleher
Associate Director: Ed Kelleher
Assistant Director: Ronald Davis
Continuity: Betti Gilbert
Director of Photography: Roberta Findlay|Frederick Douglass
Assistant Cameraman: Fred Elmes
Lighting: Nathan Joshua
Key Grip: Stefan Jovanovich
Edited by: Michael Findlay
Soundman: Roger Phenix
Costumes: Ortrun Tippel
Makeup: Red Griswold
Set Design: Mildred Green
Locations: Westchester County, New York, USA *
Unit Manager: Kay Kressi

Norman Kelley [Dr Roy Anderson]
Tanna Hunter [Jenny Anderson]
Bruce Detrick [Don Tucker]
Paul Craig Jennings [Creton]
Jack Neubeck [Egon]
Richard Erickson [Sontag]
Cynthia Fleming [Queen Onhorrid]
Tom Edwards
Lucy Grant [Mrs Greenman]
Frank Iovieno [Police Chief Frank Spano]
Warren D'Oyly-Rhind [Ogmar]
Joe McDermott
Allan Charlet
John Stewart
Richard Kennedy
Arthur Pyle
Xanthe Ellis
David Scuccimarra
Jon Greenman
James Foley
Stanley Roseman
Eduoard Dauphin
Pat Rriarch
Ed Adlum [victim in shower] *

Alternative Titles

The Blood Farmers – working title
Invasion der Blutfarmer – West Germany

Extracts included in
Sleazemania Strikes Back (1985)



  • Variety 2 February 1972 p.7 (USA) – note (NMD's ‘The Blood Farmers')


  • The Aurum Film Encyclopedia: Horror by Phil Hardy (ed.) p.255
  • Horror and Science Fiction Films II by Donald C. Willis p.193
  • by Walt Lee p.219 – credits
  • Regional Horror Films, 1958-1990 by Brian Albright p.257
  • Satan in the Celluloid: 100 Satanic and Occult Horror Movies of the 1970s by P.J. Thorndyke pp.58-60