The Thirsty Dead (1974)

35mm film, colour, 1.85:1
mono, English

An American horror film directed by Terry Becker.

Plot Summary

In Manila, young women are being abducted by the members of a death cult who need their blood to remain immortal.


Directed by: Terry Becker
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Produced by: Wesley E. De Pue
Associate Producer: Carlos H. Reyes
Screenplay by: Charles Dennis
Original Story by: Terry Becker, Lou Whitehall
Director of Photography: Nonong Rasca
Editor: Tony Di Marco
Music Composed and Conducted by: Richard La Salle
Sound Mixer: Levy Principe
Makeup by: Cecile Baun
Hairdresser: Mely Sioson
Art Director: Robert Formosa

Jennifer Billingsley (Laura)
John Considine (Baru)
Judith McConnell (Claire)
Tani Guthrie (Ranu)
Fredericka Myers (Ann)
Chiqui da Rosa (Bonnie)
Elena Sampson (Hala)
Mary Walters (Eva)
Rod Navarro (Francisco)
Vic Diaz (police lieutenant)
Rick Rohrke (sailor)

Alternative Titles

The Blood Cult of Shangri-La – working title
Blood Hunt – USA (video)
La setta degli immortali – Italy (television)
Жажда смерти – Soviet Union



  • The Hollywood Reporter vol.225 no.22 (9 March 1973) p.36 – credits


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