Invasion Of The Blood Farmers (1972)
They plant the living, they harvest the dead. Or so says the promotion for the 1972 sclock-fest ‘Invasion of the Blood Farmers‘. It was only a matter of time before someone cashed in on that most terrifying of rural industries.., Farming. Blood farmers, as it turns out, are sort of hillbilly druids, members of an ancient race who strive to reawaken the body of their queen with the blood of the living. That last sentence is about the most coherent thing you can say about ‘Blood Farmers‘. As gaping plot inconsistencies pop up quicker than you can drain a corpse, ‘Blood Farmers‘ gets increasingly random as a blood craved scientist, bumbling cops, agriculture, and druids are bought together in un-holy movie matrimony. But wait there’s more. More? Yes.., more. You get a man called Jim Carrey, as well as Blood Farmers with names like Creton, Egon, and Sontag, not to mention Queen Onhorrid. Does it all gel? No, of course not. But as wacky as it is, ‘Blood Farmers‘ does seem rather ahead of its time (can’t believe I just said that) by using murderous hillbillies and backwoods way before 80s slasher films and even pre-dating ‘The Texas Chainsaw Massacre‘ and thematic twin ‘Motel Hell‘ (1980). So give credit where credit’s due.
So time to man up. Who’s seen it? Who has ridden the tractor of doom all the way to Blood Farm? Raise your pitchforks if you have…,
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