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Bloodsucking Freaks (1976)

The Incredible Torture Show (original title)
Unrated | | Comedy, Horror | 3 November 1976 (USA)
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Sardu, master of the Theatre of the Macabre, and his assistant Ralphus run a show in which, under the guise of 'magic', they torture and murder people in front of their audience. But what the punters see as a trick is actually real.

Director:

Joel M. Reed

Writer:

Joel M. Reed
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Seamus O'Brien ... Sardu
Viju Krem ... Natasha Di Natalie
Niles McMaster ... Tom Maverick
Dan Fauci Dan Fauci ... Police Sgt. John Tucci
Alan Dellay ... Creasy Silo
Ernie Pysher Ernie Pysher ... Doctor
Luis De Jesus ... Ralphus (as Louie de Jesus)
Helen Thompson ... Sardu's Assistant - Curled Hair
Ellen Faison Ellen Faison ... Sardu's Assistant - Straight Hair (as Saiyanidi)
Carol Mara Carol Mara
Linda Small Linda Small
Alphonso DeNoble Alphonso DeNoble ... Middle Eastern White Slaver (as Alphonso)
Illa Howe Illa Howe ... Girl on Guillotine
Lynette Sheldon ... Doctor's Compensation
Jenny Baxter Jenny Baxter ... Electrically Shocked Girl (as Janis Beaver)
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Storyline

In New York's Soho district, the master of ceremonies Sardu runs the Theater of the Macabre, which specializes in acts where people are tortured and dismembered. The audiences dismiss it as fakery but the gore is real. Behind the scenes, Sardu and his dwarf assistant Ralphus torture and mutilate women for their own pleasure, as well as sell girls they have abducted into slavery. When the critic Creasy Silo contemptuously dismisses the show, Sardu has him abducted and tortured. At the same time, Sardu also abducts the ballerina Natasha Di Natalie and determines to break her will in order to make her agree to perform in his new show. Written by JohnWaters

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SEE - the orgy of the screaming virgins! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Horror

Certificate:

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Details

Official Sites:

Troma

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 November 1976 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sardu, Master of the Screaming Virgins See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (uncut) | (director's cut)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

According to director Joel M. Reed, the script was inspired by a real nude S&M ballet company and by the films Ilsa: She Wolf of the SS (1975) and Ilsa, Harem Keeper of the Oil Sheiks (1976). See more »

Goofs

When Ralphus begins sawing the girl's hand off in the 'dismemberment' scene, the saw is to the inside of the shackle. When the camera view changes, the saw is to the outside of the shackle. See more »

Quotes

Master Sardu: Well, how's our little patient today?
Natasha D'Natalie: I won't dance.
Master Sardu: Enough of that. Time to recoup your energy. Ralphus has made some chicken soup for you.
[feeding Natasha]
Master Sardu: There. He made it especially for you.
Natasha D'Natalie: Mmm.
Master Sardu: Delicious?
Ralphus: My mother taught me. I used the whole chicken. The secret is cooking it alive.
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Connections

References Vice and Virtue (1963) See more »

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Lowest of the low
6 June 1999 | by pazuzu-2See all my reviews

Probably one of the few movies that made me feel dirty after seeing it(THAT, my friends, is a real acomplishment).

I don't know if I liked it or not but I never forgot it. With scenes showing what is used for a dartboard, what they bet with while playing cards and that bit of fun with the dwarf and a severed head, how could I(That drawf later went on to play an Ewok in Return Of The Jedi!!)?

I usually like sick films but maybe this one was a bit too much... or maybe not...

I won't be renting it again anytime soon to find out.


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