Bloodsucking Freaks opens with a woman strapped to a wooden chair and having a torture device attached to her hand before a metal rod is driven through her thumb, causing her to scream out loudly as her left hand becomes crimson. The scene then continues and we see an audience watching as the woman is tortured further. The audience applaud, calling it a magic show, some of them even saying it is a poor one. This is how we are introduced to Sardu (Seamus O’Brien), the master of the Theatre of the Macabre, and his dwarf sidekick and assistant Ralphus (Luis De Jesus).
Directed by New Yorker Joel M. Reed (Blood Bath, Night of the Zombies), who also wrote