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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.

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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 ... 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 living dart board! See more »

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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (uncut) | (director's cut)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Prince Paul sampled the line "Open your mouth, I'm gonna put something nice into it" for his song "Open Your Mouth (Hypothalamus)." 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

Natasha D'Natalie: This isn't S&M, this is Art!
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References Le lac des cygnes (1937) See more »

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Evil sadism wins again!
6 July 1999 | by LirazelSee all my reviews

This is easily one of the most subversive, sick and demented films ever made..and badly made at that. A few of the scenes are stolen from early 1970's porno comics from Europe..as in the beheading/oral sex shot, scavenged from a really nasty little 8-pager called, "Nazi Sex." (!) If 1963 H.G.Lewis style gore and filmed-on-velveeta style direction are your joys, this is the film to seek out above all others..it's as bad as they come, and will get even jaded viewers to feel uncomfortable. I still regret renting this one, although it's good to know that any thought that is human is still available at the local video store...


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