Thoughts on Thirst

Friday, November 5, 2010 7:22 PM By Simon

-Not the 2009 Park Chan-Wook film. Although it is about vampires. Terrible sorry.

-A woman (Chantal Contouri) is kidnapped by a blood-drinking cult called 'The Brotherhood' (aren't they all?), due to her ancient lineage.

-David Hemmings!

-I won't lie, I watched the first half of this last week in a sudden urge for cheesy 70s horror, and the rest this morning. Any enthrallment I had previously had all but disappeared. I am significantly less interested. You get the idea, yeah?

-Chantal Contouri bugs me.

-This film, dearies, stopped making sense at the thirty minute mark. Not only is Contouri's Kate the biggest idiot the world has ever known (as all horror movie female characters are in their respective universes), the plot becomes a stew of half-hearted escape attempts, drug-induced hallucinations, gratuitous neck-biting, tubes of blood running from neck veins to giant tubs of food coloring that, nonetheless, made me cringe, as all neck related things do. And there's a bit of nudity, if you dig the whole blood-out-of-the-shower-nozzle deal.

-Right. Ozploitation, bitches.

2 comments:

Marc Edward Heuck said...

I think before you watch any more Ozploitation, you should watch NOT QUITE HOLLYWOOD, an excellent documentary about the glory days of the movement and the films and filmmakers that stand out. They pack it with the best clips of the films that might not be so great when watched in whole.

That being said, some better Ozploitation outings that I would recommend:

PATRICK
ROAD GAMES (both by the late great Richard Franklin)
LONG WEEKEND
TURKEY SHOOT [ESCAPE 2000]
RAZORBACK

November 8, 2010 at 1:22 AM
Simon said...

Marc Edward Heuck: I've already seen it. That's how I heard of this. Patrick is my favorite Australian movie, by the way.

November 8, 2010 at 12:13 PM