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Bloodsucking Freaks ()

The Incredible Torture Show (original title)
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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... See more »

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Sardu
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Natasha Di Natalie
Niles McMaster ...
Tom Maverick
Dan Fauci ...
Police Sgt. John Tucci
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Creasy Silo
Ernie Pysher ...
Doctor
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Ralphus (as Louie de Jesus)
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Sardu's Assistant - Curled Hair
Ellen Faison ...
Sardu's Assistant - Straight Hair (as Saiyanidi)
Carol Mara
Linda Small
Alphonso DeNoble ...
Middle Eastern White Slaver (as Alphonso)
Illa Howe ...
Girl on Guillotine
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Doctor's Compensation
Jenny Baxter ...
Electrically Shocked Girl (as Janis Beaver)
Karen Fraser
Michelle Craig
Crystal Sync ...
Caged Girl - Light Brown Hair (as Erica Wolfe)
Gail Renay ...
Caged Girl
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Maya
Judy Best
Carol Henry
Athena Anderson
Joann Sterling ...
Human Dartboard (as Joann Friedman)
Sharani Gomez
Juliet Graham ...
Caged Girl - Blond Hair
Suzanne Wall
Arlana Blue ...
Caged Girl - Dark Hair
Evalyna Wade
George Davalos ...
Delivery Van Driver
Robert Kirsh ...
Delivery Van Passenger
Jennifer Stock ...
Girl on Rack

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Joel M. Reed

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Alan C. Margolin ... producer

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Michael Sahl

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Ron Dorfman ... (as Gerry Toll)

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Joel R. Herson
Victor Kanefsky

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Dorothy Palmer

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Bob O'Bradovich ... makeup artist

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Emil Neroda ... rerecording (as Emile Neroda)
Freddie Rottnest ... sound
Michael Becker ... sound mixer (uncredited)

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Bob O'Bradovich ... special effects

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John Coleone ... assistant camera
Stephen DeVita ... gaffer
Ben Jennings ... grip
Richard Louis ... grip
Gale B. McCarty ... still photographer

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Michael Lobel ... music recordist
Cleve Polar ... musician: percussion

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Gyles Fontaine ... choreographer
Mayo Gray ... continuity
Lloyd Kaufman ... presenter
Dan Tieger ... production assistant (as Daniel Tieger)

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Plot Summary

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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Also Known As
  • Sardu (United States)
  • Sardu, Master Of The Theatre Of The Macabre (United States)
  • The Heritage of Caligula: An Orgy of Sick Minds (United States)
  • Bloodsucking Freaks (United States)
  • Blood Sucking Freaks (United States)
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  • 84 min
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Trivia Troma had the film cut to gain an "R" rating, then shipped the unrated print to theaters telling them it was the R rated version. Eventually it was discovered when a woman complained the film upset her child. Eventually the MPAA sued Troma for improper use of the "R" logo. 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 »
Movie Connections Edited into Dying: Last Seconds of Life, Part II (1988). See more »
Quotes Master Sardu: Her mouth shall make an interesting urinal!
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