The Thirsty Dead

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  • PG-13
  • 1974
  • 1 hr 27 min
  • 3.2  (723)

The Thirsty Dead is a 1974 horror film directed by Terry Becker, and starring Jennifer Billingsley, John Considine, and Judith McConnell. Set in the Philippines, the film follows a group of American tourists who find themselves stranded in a remote village, where they encounter a strange cult led by a mysterious woman named Luna. The film opens with a group of tourists on a boat trip in the Philippines. When their boat sinks in a storm, the group, which includes the lovely Louise (Billingsley) and her boyfriend James (Considine), are forced to take refuge in a remote village. There, they meet a group of locals who tell them about a strange cult that they believe is responsible for a series of disappearances in the area.

The group is initially skeptical, but when they witness the bizarre rituals of the cult, they quickly realize that they are in serious danger. The cult, it seems, is searching for new members to join their ranks, and they have set their sights on the group of tourists.

As the group tries to find a way to escape the village and the clutches of the cult, they begin to realize that their only hope may be to join the cult themselves. This leads to a series of tense and frightening scenes as the tourists are forced to participate in the cult's rituals, and struggle to maintain their sanity in the face of the cult's bizarre and terrifying beliefs.

Jennifer Billingsley delivers a strong performance as Louise, the film's lead character, whose resilience and determination to survive in the face of overwhelming odds make her a memorable and sympathetic figure. John Considine is also effective as James, the strong and resourceful boyfriend who helps keep the group together in their darkest moments. Judith McConnell is suitably creepy as Luna, the cult's enigmatic leader, whose charismatic and persuasive voice lures in unsuspecting victims.

In addition to its strong performances, The Thirsty Dead also features some impressive cinematography, with the lush tropical landscapes of the Philippines providing a stunning backdrop for the film's creepy and atmospheric scenes. Director Terry Becker effectively builds tension throughout the film, keeping the audience on the edge of their seats as the tourists are slowly drawn into the clutches of the cult.

Overall, The Thirsty Dead is a well-crafted horror film that will satisfy fans of the genre. With its strong performances, creepy atmosphere, and tense storyline, it is a film that will keep viewers engaged from start to finish. While it may not boast the same level of gore and shock value as some of the more graphic horror films of the era, it more than makes up for it with its clever use of atmosphere and suspense to create a truly memorable horror experience.

The Thirsty Dead is a 1974 horror movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 27 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 3.2.

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    1 hr 27 min
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    3.2  (723)