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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 spectators see as a trick is actually real.

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Joel M. Reed

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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 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 spectators dismiss it as fakery but the gore is real. Behind the scenes, Sardu and his dwarf assistant Ralphus torment 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 kidnapped 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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Genres:

Comedy | Horror

Certificate:

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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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Runtime:

| (uncut) | (director's cut)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The character of "Creasy Silo" is a send-up of then theater critic Clive Barnes. "Tom Maverick" is a tip of the hat to quarterback Joe Namath and "Natasha di Natalie" is based on then prominent ballet star Natalia Makarova. See more »

Goofs

When Sardu is done eating off the girls back, the plate of food is still full when he begins smoking. When he knocks the girl there is nothing on the plate. See more »

Quotes

[Before opening night at the theatre]
Master Sardu: Ralphus, break a leg.
Ralphus: Whose, Master?
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Referenced in Deathrow Gameshow (1987) See more »

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The dynamic duo!
18 August 2005 | by BoggmanSee all my reviews

"Bloodsucking Freaks" may have been quite the shocker back when it was first released, but by today standards it comes across as a pretty funny, low budget classic that gets better and better as your watching it. "Bloodsucking Freaks" serves it's purpose nicely. It also has a VERY generous amount of unshaven bush and 70's boobies in practically every scene. Awesome!! Although the special effects aren't all that special, "Blooduscking Freaks" contains a very nice share of blood, quirky sadistic murders, and fun elements of torture sprinkled throughout. The real charm of "Bloodsucking Freaks" lies within the perfect partnership of Master Sardu and his little henchman Ralphus. The scenes with them together (whether its a game of backgammon or a gleeful torture sequence) play out beautifully and comically. Ralphuses smile alone is sure to melt your heart. Sardu and Ralphus are really the stars of this show, and they seem to be having a great time in the movie. The more I watched them together, the more I couldn't stop laughing.

Brazen, unrelenting, and carefree, "Bloodsucking Freaks" is by definition a "B" movie at it's finest.

Perfect for all you cult classic lovers.....


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