Happy Birthday Bhaskar!

Bhaskar Roy Chowdhury, star of I Drink Your Blood would have turned 83 years young today.  In 1977, just seven years after IDYB, he suffered a tragic accident leaving him paralyzed from the waist down, cutting short the career of a very talented hoofer.  He died in 2003.   His exploitation film career probably came with meeting David DurstonContinue reading “Happy Birthday Bhaskar!”

Today: The Anniversary of Bhaskar’s Accident

Today marks the 36th anniversary (1977) of the stage accident that paralyzed I Drink Your Blood actor Bhaskar Roy Chowdhury.  The 35-foot fall during a dance rehearsal at Purdue University.  He later sued the university and received some sort of settlement, but he was confined to a wheelchair for remaining 26 years of his life, and turnedContinue reading “Today: The Anniversary of Bhaskar’s Accident”

Ten Years Gone: Bhaskar Roy Chowdhury

A quick note that today marks the 10th anniversary of I Drink Your Blood star Bhaskar’s passing.  He’d have been 83 today.  I profiled him a couple months ago, and followed up with a second look which casts doubt on the IMDB-fueled ideas about him as a bit player in the Indian cinema scene.  The jury’s stillContinue reading “Ten Years Gone: Bhaskar Roy Chowdhury”

The Case of the Two Bhaskars

In further conversation with my acquaintance who knew I Drink Your Blood star Bhaskar Roy Chowdhury, Candance Hibbard Lillie, we have come across a conundrum: his career after 1970 as reported on IMDB, may be in error.  Specifically, his roles in the French short The Epitaph (May 1970); Satyajit Ray’s classic film from India The Adversary (October 1970); the lead role inContinue reading “The Case of the Two Bhaskars”

Bhaskar Roy Chowdhury: Dance, Horace, Dance!

The first thing you need to know about Bhaskar Roy Chowdhury (1930-2003)–satanist hippie cult leader in “I Drink Your Blood” was that he was a master hoofer. His specialty were the dances of his native India, and he had his own dance company, taught these dances at the university level, and was a celebrated choreographer–these talentsContinue reading “Bhaskar Roy Chowdhury: Dance, Horace, Dance!”

Looking at David Durston’s Film Career

We all know Durston, who passed away a couple years back at the age of 88, as the director of I Drink Your Blood.  But what else did he do?  In this post, I want to share a bit of what I found from rooting around to give a fair shake to Durston’s film career. Continue reading “Looking at David Durston’s Film Career”