Watch: Bloodsucking Freaks 1976 123movies, Full Movie Online – 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 spectators dismiss it as fakery but the gore is real. Behind the scenes, Sardu and his dwarf assistant Ralphus torment 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 kidnapped 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..
Plot: 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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Sick and disturbing trash flick
Blood Sucking Freaks is often considered an exploitation classic, and is one of the select few Troma films to receive a reputation anything like that. It’s not hard to see why this film is so well revered among fans of wayward cinema – the gore is disgusting, the torture scenes are extended and make for highly unpleasant viewing and there’s an extremely misogynistic tone running throughout the film; something that is very popular with many fans of this sort of cinema. I definitely consider myself an exploitation fan, but I’m only going to rate this film as a must see for people like me; as in it’s own right, Blood Sucking Freaks really isn’t all that good. The film reminded me a lot of a HG Lewis movie, and the plot seems to take some influence from the “classic”, The Wizard of Gore, as it follows a stage act. The stage act here concerns S&M and torture, and the “magician” at the centre achieves his realistic effects through actually killing his actors on stage while his crowd watch. Furthermore, the girls are put to use again for his own sick pleasure, and he has a cage full of rabid, meat-eating naked women in his basement…
The main problem with this film as far as I’m concerned is that it gets too caught up in the sadistic acts and the plot doesn’t move fast enough, so after a while it starts to get boring. Director Joel M. Reed clearly has an eye for nasty torture, however, as this film features some of the sickest sequences I’ve ever seen; chief among them being the guillotine scene, and the part where someone drills a hole in someone’s head and proceeds to suck out their brains with a straw! Seamus O’Brien is the lead actor, and it’s not surprising that this was one of only two roles for him. His acting is campy and silly, and I really couldn’t see him fitting into any other kind of film…which is both praise and a criticism. The locations and special effects all look very cheap, and it’s clear that this film was shot on a very low budget; but this grittiness creates a very unclean atmosphere, which helps the film overall as it bodes very well with the nastiness of the action on display. Overall, Blood Sucking Freaks isn’t exactly a classic film for my money – but it is mandatory viewing for exploit fans.
In bad taste and proud of it!
I bless the day that I purchased my DVD player and PC, for they have both allowed me to sample rare delights such as this. The BBFC have never taken too kindly to this kind of movie, thus leaving the british fans of exploitation and horror movies with little to write home about…until now!
For those of you wishing to open your minds, scour the web and grab yourself a sense of humour (albeit twisted), Bloodsucking Freaks is probably a good starting point.
Directed by Joel M. Reed and starring Seamus O’brien, The movie is set predominantly in a New York ‘theatre of the macabre’ Where the evil, yet witty, Sardu (O’brien) delights in torturing young (and often naked) women on stage with various medieval devices, for an audience that believe the proceedings to be nothing more than illusions. Off course, they are not!
The wafer thin storyline revolves around Sardu trying to pass off his ‘work’ as art, but a disagreable art critic who attends one of Sardu’s shows says he ‘has seen better’ and refuses to review his Grand Guignal…so Sardu plots revenge!
What follows, is about 80 minutes of bad taste, poor acting, terrible special effects, nudity, violence and gore, all polished off in a nice campy 1970’s fashion. Basically, everything I enjoy in a movie that cannot possibly be taken seriously!
Bloodsucking Freaks is pure trash…and I mean that in the nicest possible way! Watch for Sardu’s killer line…”her mouth would make an interesting urinal”
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 24 min (84 min), 1 hr 28 min (88 min) (France), 1 hr 29 min (89 min) (uncut) (Australia), 1 hr 28 min (88 min) (director’s cut) (USA)
Genre Comedy, Horror
Director Joel M. Reed
Writer Joel M. Reed
Actors Seamus O’Brien, Viju Krem, Niles McMaster
Country United States
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Mono
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 16 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm (blow-up)