Blood Sucking Freaks

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  • R
  • 1975
  • 1 hr 31 min
  • 4.7  (6,178)

Blood Sucking Freaks is a 1976 exploitation horror film directed by Joel M. Reed. The movie is set in New York City and follows a theatrical impresario named Sardu (Seamus O'Brien) who runs a Grand Guignol-style theatre troupe. However, behind the scenes, Sardu and his assistant Ralphus (Luis De Jesus) kidnap young women and subject them to various forms of torture and gruesome acts on stage, while the audience believes it is all part of the show.

One of these young women is model and aspiring actress Natasha Di Natalie (Viju Krem), who is kidnapped and forced to perform in Sardu's shows alongside other girls. Meanwhile, a New York City detective named Tucci (Niles McMaster) is investigating the disappearance of several young women, including Natasha, who happens to be the daughter of a wealthy businessman named Creasy (Dan Fauci). As Tucci gets closer to Sardu's theatre, he discovers the horrors that are taking place on stage.

The film contains graphic and disturbing scenes of torture, sexual violence, and gore, which are played for shock value and exploitation. The women are often portrayed as helpless victims, and the men as sadistic monsters. The film is known for featuring scenes of extreme violence and gore, including the infamous "head crush" scene, where a man's head is squished between two boards.

Blood Sucking Freaks is a controversial film that has been both praised and criticized for its depiction of violence against women. Some critics see it as a satirical takedown of the exploitation genre and the objectification of women, while others see it as just another example of exploitation cinema. Regardless of its intentions, the film is undeniably disturbing and unsettling, and not for the faint of heart.

The film's performances are intentionally over the top, with Seamus O'Brien hamming it up as the sadistic Sardu, and Luis De Jesus providing comic relief as his hunchbacked assistant Ralphus. Viju Krem is memorable as the main victim Natasha, who must endure various forms of torture and humiliation throughout the film. Niles McMaster provides a grounded performance as the detective trying to unravel the shocking mystery at the heart of the film.

Despite its controversial subject matter, Blood Sucking Freaks has developed a cult following over the years and has been referenced in various pop culture works, including South Park and Mystery Science Theater 3000. The film's shocking imagery and willingness to push boundaries have cemented its place in the pantheon of exploitation cinema, even if it is not for everyone.

Overall, Blood Sucking Freaks is a disturbing and unsettling film that is not for the faint of heart. It is a graphic and exploitative horror film that pushes the boundaries of what is acceptable on screen. However, for those who are fans of the exploitation genre and don't mind graphic violence and gore, it is a classic example of the genre that is worth checking out.

Blood Sucking Freaks is a 1975 horror movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 31 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 4.7.

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    4.7  (6,178)