Invasion of the Blood Farmers (1972)

USA, 1972
35mm film, Eastmancolor
mono, English
Reviewed at The EOFFTV Review

An American horror film directed by Ed Adlum.

Plot Summary

An ancient sect of blood-draining druids 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
  • Reference Guide to Fantastic Films by Walt Lee p.219 – credits
  • Regional Horror Films, 1958-1990 by Brian Albright p.257