INVASION OF THE BLOOD FARMERS (1972)
Article 2510 by Dave Sindelar
Viewing Date: 2-17-2008
Posting Date: 6-26-2008
Directed by Ed Adlum
Featuring Norman Kelly, Tanna Hunter, Bruce Detrick
Druids are attempting to revive their goddess with the blood of a person immune to a disease. Scientists try to figure things out, but soon the druids set their sights on them.
You know, the first four words of this title, INVASION OF THE BLOOD —-, is pretty good; it’s the final word, FARMERS, that starts to bring the giggles. And if the title doesn’t start you giggling, wait till you check out the acting and dialogue in this no-budget horror movie filmed in upstate New York. One interesting idea pops up; the idea of a blood disease that causes blood cells to multiply at a maddening pace is something that could make for the basis of an interesting movie (I’m sure Cronenberg could have done something with it). The idea seems out of place in the silliness of the rest of the movie, which has characters named Creton, Egon, Sontag, Ogmar, and Queen Onhorrid, and features some of the stupidest cops I’ve seen in years. This was the sole directorial effort of Ed Adlum, but not his only contribution to the genre; as an actor, writer, and producer he would contribute to bringing the world SHRIEK OF THE MUTILATED, which I’ve not seen yet, but which I’m confident will probably be as silly as this one.
Here are some other unpromising words to use to end the title of this movie.
INVASION OF THE BLOOD PLUMBERS
INVASION OF THE BLOOD WAITERS
INVASION OF THE BLOOD TRUCKERS
INVASION OF THE BLOOD SNORKLERS
INVASION OF THE BLOOD ACTUARIES
INVASION OF THE BLOOD CLAIMS ADJUSTERS
Feel free to add your own.