One of the most popular cult classics in film history, Bloodsucking Freaks is the gore-chocked masterpiece from director Joel M. Reed. Bloodsucking Freaks is a grand guignol tale of horror set in a New York theatre of the ... more »macabre, where the audience gets sex, violence, and cannibalism! No one can remain unmoved by the intense scenes of carnage--from the human dartboard to the infamous brain sucking scene. Bloodsucking Freaks is guaranteed to turn stomachs! This movie has made every top ten disturbing film list, so be sure to see what people protested against back in 1975.« less
Jinx McElroy | Columbia, SC United States | 10/30/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"BLOODSUCKING FREAKS, also known as THE INCREDIBLE TORTURE SHOW (T.I.T.S.!), is one of the all time greatest sexploitation shockers ever released. This movie has everything the conniseur of fine filth could possibly ask for! There's plenty of naked girls, bloody gore, sadistic violence, over-the-top acting, cheesy dialogue, and even a midget. (o.k., actually I think this guy is technically a "dwarf").The DVD released by TROMA contains lots of little bonuses including a super-informative extra audio track by blood and guts film expert ELI ROTH. This movie will appeal to any B-movie buff who can tolerate the extreme sex and violence. A word of caution... this movie could be construed as incredibly misogynistic by anyone who would stoop to taking it seriously. This is the perfect getting drunk on a friday night with a group of friends kind of film. You will never forget the memorable performances of SARDU and RALPHUS... nor are you soon to forget the antics of the "caged sexoids". 3 thumbs up! The best white-slavery ring run out of an off-off Broadway grand guignol theatre by a thespian sadist and his midget assistant movie ever made!Everyone I've ever shown this film has been moved by it's outlandishly intense scenes. No one ever forgets the human dartboard or the brain-sucking scene. This is without a doubt one of the sickest, sleaziest, most mind-numbingly ridiculous films ever released."
One of the greatest exploitation films ever made!.
Puzzle box | Kuwait | 04/07/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Bloodsucking Freaks is a very sleazy and gory low budget 70's exploitation flick directed by Joel M.Reed, the film was sleazy as hell but if you don't take it to seriously then you might actually like it but it depends cause its an acquired taste, there was some truly sick and disgusting stuff in it and it was done in bad taste but I still thought it was great and not to mention utterly hilarious but some might find this film to be offensive so I only recommend this to hardcore horror fans especially if your the type of person who enjoys this kind of trashy entertainment. A theater owner named Sardu along with his midget assistant Ralphus (who likes to dance and seems to be talented with a blow dart) attempt to create a production that will be critically acclaimed, he welcomes his audience to the stage show which is sort of like an S&M torture chamber or something featuring naked young women who are sadistically tortured and killed and what the audience doesn't realise is that the murders and tortures are all real and not staged. Some of the gory special fx were pretty good and convincing while others looked abit fake, my favorite scene is when a guy drills a hole into some woman's head then proceeds to suck out her brains through a straw yes very nice!. The film also has alot of gore, nudity, torture, human dart boards, cannibalism, dismemberment, decapitation etc. and it also has great lines like "Her mouth would make an interesting urinal" and the acting was horrendous but then again who watches these films for the acting? while it doesn't have much of a storyline it does compensate for being an over the top and cheesy 70's gore flick in fact I would say that it was a perfect example of an exploitation flick the type of film that both Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodrigeuz were trying to make a tribute to in Grindhouse. Bloodsucking Freaks is one of my favorite Troma films next to the The Toxic Avenger and I thought it was a very entertaining and sick horror film although some people might disagree and say that it was misogynistic, if you have a strong stomach and if your the type of person thats not easily offended then I highly recommend this cult clas-sick."
Friggin Great! Modern Masterpiece!
Joseph Buz | USA, NJ | 12/21/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Troma did right by buying the rights to this cult film. The tongue in cheek campiness offsets the gruesome and anti-female violence. The acting is subpar as expected however, Seamus O'Brien is a standout as the slightly fey Master(it is unfortunate that his untimely murder after the release of the film prevents a sequel). The wonderfully choreographed ballet/martial arts sequence must not be missed for any avid dancer. Nor the scene refering to the title of the film! The kidnap scene is a flash of brilliance in makeup that even Tom Savini (Living Dead Movies) would envy. In short, no reference to Ralphus, don't pass up an opportunity to see this film! Remember to keep your key chain on the right!"
The dynamic duo!
Boggman! | Laguna Hills, CA | 08/18/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
""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 couldnt 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 ....."
Worst DVD transfer ever?
fishship | Harvard, MA USA | 08/31/2000
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I can't believe Loyd Kaufman himself would call this "a digitally-mastered version". Luckily the horrible video quality doesn't really distract from all the good ol' fashioned bloodsucking going on. This movie also has one of the best soundtracks ever, in that it fits the low-budget nature of the movie. I'm glad I have a surround sound theatre to fully enjoy the pre-1970's synethesizer music. Well anyways at least the DVD is packed with extras, I especially liked the tour of Troma. Oh I almost forgot to mention that Ralphus is the best midget ever to appear in a minor motion picture! As for the reviewer who said anyone who enjoys this was a nazi, they should be put in the cage with the crazy naked women."