GenreHorror Music directorA.J. Smutt, Beau Eurell CountryUnited States
Release dateAugust 23, 1972 WriterEd Adlum, Ed Kelleher CastNorman Kelley (Dr. Roy Anderson), Tanna Hunter (Jenny Anderson), Bruce Detrick (Don Tucker), Paul Craig Jennings (Creton), Jack Neubeck (Egon), Richard Erickson (Sontag) Similar moviesI Spit on Your Grave III: Vengeance is Mine, Taken 3, The Human Centipede 2 (Full Sequence), John Wick, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Bloody Moon
TaglineThey planted the LIVING and harvested the DEAD!
Invasion of the Blood Farmers is a 1972 exploitation horror film directed by Ed Adlum and written by Adlum and Ed Kelleher. It starred Norman Kelley, Tanna Hunter and Bruce Detrick.
While not prosecuted for obscenity, the film was seized and confiscated in the UK under Section 3 of the Obscene Publications Act 1959 during the video nasty panic.
Invasion of the blood farmers 1972 trailer
The film centers around a group of druids called the "Sangroids" living in Westchester County, New York, who plan to resurrect their queen by draining the blood from unsuspecting civilians into her body.
The film was shot on a proposed $24,000 budget over a three-week period, and Adlum reportedly paid most of the actors for their work with six packs of beer. The subpar production values are apparent, as night and day shots are mixed up throughout, creating very poor continuity. Michael Findlay was the film's editor.
In a retrospective review, critic Ross Peterson said that Invasion of the Blood Farmers was "action-packed—and gruesome, too", and "an accidental masterpiece".