Invasion of the Blood Farmers

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Invasion of the Blood Farmers
Directed by Ed Adlum
Written by Ed Adlum
Ed Kelleher
Starring Norman Kelley
Tanna Hunter
Bruce Detrick
Edited by Michael Findlay
Distributed by Retromedia Entertainment
Release date
August 23, 1972
Running time
84 minutes
Country U.S.
Language English
Budget $24,000

Invasion of the Blood Farmers is a 1972 exploitation horror film directed by Ed Adlum and written by Adlum and Ed Kelleher.[1] 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.


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.[2]


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.[1] 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.[1]


In a retrospective review, critic Ross Peterson said that Invasion of the Blood Farmers was "action-packed—and gruesome, too", and "an accidental masterpiece".[2]