On the downside, the cast is second-rate — not surprising a for B-horror feature. The dialogue (between patient and doctors most specifically) is unauthentic to the max. The blood flows like water, and the fire scenes are poorly executed. Additionally, a few of the plot points are unbelievable. For instance, the instant Maxx thinks that he sees Lisa, he runs to her gravesite and aims to dig up her corpse. Then again, the film is camp, and you know that going into it.
On the upside, the romance is credible. The Lysol quote, arrest scene, and ending are enjoyable. Fans of the genre get their fair share of T&A as expected. Furthermore, the process of watching a virgin vampire transform and try to take a bite out of his first prey is fun. Again, the film is camp, and you know that going into it.
The overall consensus, however, is that while The Thirst is not that bad for second-rate horror, it’s not that good, either. Director Jeremy Kasten’s straight-to-DVD effort makes for a skeevy late-night rental and nothing more. It doesn’t necessarily suck as much as its protagonists do, but certainly bites off more than it can chew.