Directed by: Andy Milligan
Actors: Gavin Reed, Jackie Skarvellis, Berwick Kaler
Also known as: Vampire’s Thirst
One rainy day in London on the edge of Hamstead Heath, there’s a knock at the front door of the Ford family home. Unknown to any of the Ford household, the Reverend Alexander Algernon Ford, is actually the head of a large family of ancient vampires also named Ford, who are on the hunt for fresh blood because of constant intermarriage between the vampires over the centuries has seriously diluted their blood line.
The vampire “reverend” has his eyes set on a particular relative, Susan Ford, whom he plans to kidnap. He intends to indoctrinate her into his secret coven and use her as a breeder in order to stay in existence. How will Susan be saved?
This cool double feature includes Andy Milligan’s stab at Gothic Vampire Horror “The Body Beneath” as well as his rare first film, the gay steamroom pseudo documentary “Vapors” plus an assortment of other Milligan related extras.
Review: Here it is, the best of Andy Milligan’s dime-store horror movies, this time filmed on location in the UK with a bevy of British actors that are a cut above his normal Off-Off-Off Broadway castoffs. Gavin Reed plays Algernon Ford, a vampire who gathers relatives to his spooky mansion in an attempt to strengthen the family bloodline and live forever. Featuring el-cheapo gore effects (just check the needles in the eyes screenie!), a really creative and unique story, a trio of gorgeous vampire chicks in green makeup, and a cannabalistic vampire orgy/convention at the end which looks more like a drag queens ball than anything.