Thursday, October 16, 2008

Bloodsucking Freaks


(1976) **½

Meet Master Sardu

He runs the Theater of the Macabre.
They torture and murder people on stage.

Seen here laughing with his midget slave Ralphus.
They are laughing at the audience because they think it's all fake.

But it's all real and all very naked.

Naked women make great dinner tables too.

Oh, it's all fun & games here for Sardu & Ralphus.

They kill 'em.

Then feed the bodies to these hungry chicks.

And what's going on here? Looks like they're caning a girl in a guillotine.

Yup, there she is trying to hold on to the rope with her teeth.
Better not scream honey or it's chop city for you.

But what is it that this cult classic is most famous for?

Meet the Doctor (and of course another naked chick)

Maybe he's just trying to help her relieve some pressure.

Mmmmmm....yummy.

This film was banned for a long time because it was just so shocking. Now it's just rather ridiculous, humorous and loaded with stupidity. Dubbed the original torture porn, it's an s&m blood fest that would have brought tears of joy to the Marquis De Sade's eyes. The blood is from back in the day when it looked like they just used oodles of red paint. The severed limbs look plastic. However the nudity is quite real and so is the dancing midget, what more could you ask for. Did I mention that there are lots & lots of naked women?

7 comments:

JPX said...

For some reason I really want to see this film now that I've read your review, I can't put my finger on it...

Catfreeek said...

hmmmmmm...maybe it's the awesome plastic limbs covered in red paint. Couldn't be the naked women.

AC said...

i can see (sort of?) the victims being nude, but why were the bloodsucking freaks nude too?

Johnny Sweatpants said...

Naked women AND a dancing midget? Where have you been all my life Bloodsucking Freaks?

Catfreeek said...

Oh JSP tell me you put this in your queue

Octopunk said...

Sigh. I'm pretty sure I saw this at the Avon in Providence. It's one of those 70's movies that in a weird way goes too far, if you know what I mean.

I'm sure it's strange to hear me say that, considering what we're all up to here, but it's kind of like Japanese animated tentacle rape movies -- you can appreciate the extremes captured on film but you feel gross and complicit by watching it.

Catfreeek said...

Exactly Octo!