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!”

Happy Birthday David Durston!

He’d have been 92 today.  He directed several films, but is most known for I Drink Your Blood.  I profiled his film career several months back, as my debut post in my still ongoing project to dig into the careers of the film’s cast.  Durston died in 2010 at the age of 88, here’s his obitContinue reading “Happy Birthday David Durston!”

The Most Inscrutable Satanist Hippie: Jadin Wong

Jadin Wong’s appearance in I Drink Your Blood  is perhaps the biggest surprise in this film. Like Bhaskar, she had a well established career at the time of the film, and also like Bhaskar, had established herself as a dancer.  Wong was seventeen years older than Bhaskar–she’d have been celebrating her 100th birthday a couple monthsContinue reading “The Most Inscrutable Satanist Hippie: Jadin Wong”

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”