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Sunday, June 04, 2006

"Blood Sucking Freaks" review


Blood Sucking Freaks (1976)

Directed by Joel M. Reed
Writing credits Joel M. Reed

Seamus O'Brien.... Master Sardu
Viju Krem.... Natasha D'Natalie
Niles McMaster.... Tom Maverick
Dan Fauci.... Sergeant John Tucci
Alphonso DeNoble.... Creasy Silo (as Alphonso)
Ernie Pysher.... The Doctor
Luis De Jesus.... Ralphus

"Bloodsucking Freaks" is an essential exploitation flick. All horror and B-movie fans should see it. Put it on the list of flicks to check out before you die. It's gross, sick, inhumane, disturbing and yes, exploitative. It is must see B-movie madness.

"Bloodsucking Freaks" tells the tale of a bunch of warped S&M freaks putting on a show. They want to create a new theater of the macabre. They take girls on stage and torture them as the audience cheers. Soon the fiends won't be satisfied with the usual whippings and beatings. They want critical recognition of their talents. They decide to stage a bloody ballet so their main critic can soak up the action. Many topless women will howl in agony before this show is over.

This is exploitation stripped down to its purest form. There is not much plot here to get in the way of the sadism. What we are left with is a movie that exists only to delight B-movie fans with its love of pain, suffering and bloody naked women.

This movie is sicko. It wanted to push the limits of bad taste as far as it could. It succeeded. One could make some nitpicking criticisms, like the dancing dwarf was driving me insane, but I don't think anything could really derail a movie that has so many delirious torture scenes with topless women screaming their heads off. If all of this sounds disturbing, you probably don't want to watch this one. This is for acquired tastes only. As for me, I have acquired the taste. "Bloodsucking Freaks" delivers the sick thrills.

SCORE: 3.5 out of 4 blood sucking freaks

3 comments:

* (asterisk) said...

I recorded Maniac Nurses Find Ecstasy off the TV last night and was hoping to find a review here before settling down to watch it. It's also known as Bloodsucking Freaks II, hence I am here... Oh well. I'll probably still watch it; it looks suitably trashy.

Dr. Gore (drgore@hotmail.com) said...

I'm disgusted with myself for not having seen "Maniac Nurses find Ecstasy". Although I hear it's really terrible. That's still no excuse.

Here's a link for you:
http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0165870/externalreviews

Maybe they can help.

Let me know how it goes. If you find ecstasy or want to claw your eyes out, etc.

Michael Whiteacre said...

Incidentally, the artwork you've displayed was created years later, and features, standing at left, Elizabeth Kaitan of Necromancer and Friday the 13th part VII fame. She's also the girl in Air Supply's "Making Love Out Of Nothing At All" video!