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Bloodsucking Freaks (1976)

Seamus O'Brien , Viju Krem , Joel M. Reed  |  X |  DVD
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (118 customer reviews)

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Product Details

  • Actors: Seamus O'Brien, Viju Krem, Niles McMaster, Dan Fauci, Alphonso DeNoble
  • Directors: Joel M. Reed
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, Director's Cut, Full Screen, NTSC
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0)
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: X (Mature Audiences Only)
  • DVD Release Date: June 23, 1998
  • Run Time: 91 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (118 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: 6304852444
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #190,364 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Bloodsucking Freaks" on IMDb

Special Features

  • Introduction by Lloyd Kaufman
  • The first-ever interactive iour of Troma
  • Interactive Troma intelligence test
  • Web links
  • Troma public service announcements
  • The Aroma du Troma

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Product Description

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 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.


"So sick it's compelling." -- Video Graveyard

"Sure to make even the most ghoulish gorehounds squirm in their seats." -- Culture Dose

"This is that movie you've always heard of...the litmus test for those with strong stomachs." -- Mainly Movies

"We're talking Top Ten list...We're talking Best Director nomination for Joel Reed...76 breasts...Three and a half stars." -- Joe Bob Briggs

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57 of 63 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Mondo Retardo! October 29, 2001
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
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.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Friggin Great! Modern Masterpiece! December 21, 1999
Format:VHS Tape
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!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
I thoroughly enjoyed "Bloodsucking Freaks". It's speck full of horrid acting, crappy effects, sleaze and gore; effectively blending softcore nudity, unconvincing torture and low-budget gore to a "shockploitation-badtaste-horrorcomedy" pudding that should be to the liking of any fan of these genres (though it obviously isn't).

The movie revolves around Sardur, a man working in the "white slave" business (kidnapping females (though not all Caucasian = P) for live "snuff" purposes and export as prostitutes) and his dward assistant Ralphus. The purpose of the females as "snuff" objects are filled partly in private, partly by running "The Incredible Torture Show", a theatre show open to the public purporting to be "torturing", "dismembering" and "killing" actresses, but actually doing it for real (in the fictitious movie, that is). The plot becomes more "involving" and "elaborate" when Creasy Silo (a critic of Sardu's theatre) and the ballerina Natasha DeNatalie is kidnapped. Natasha's boyfriend Tom Maverick hires a corrupt policeman, the half-mafioso Detective Tucci ("Capisce?"), to find Natasha. And the fates of these persons entwine....

Many people giving this movie a 1-star rating seems to be missing the point completely. The film is obviously trash, so why take it any seriously? This is exactly the mistake many make by criticizing the lousy acting, the total absence of a believable plot, the over-the-top fake gore and the mysagonistic torture scenes.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Worst DVD transfer ever? August 30, 2000
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.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The dynamic duo! August 18, 2005
"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 .....
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5.0 out of 5 stars Finally in its fully unedited form!
I saw this film in the theater when it was called THE INCREDIBLE TORTURE SHOW (Rated X on release) and remember some scenes that were missing when Troma bought the film and renamed... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Fred Adelman
5.0 out of 5 stars if u like Troma.......
i've always loved grindhouse/gory & demented films & this is in my top 3
Published 2 months ago by Erik
5.0 out of 5 stars Bolldsucking freaks
This was for my son whom has become a horror lover like me. It came as expected in perfect condition and sooner then we thought. The shipping was fast and he is now enjoying it!!
Published 5 months ago by Helen
1.0 out of 5 stars stupid movie
i hate to say but this movie was the worst i ever saw it was real bad and gory it was again bad
Published 9 months ago by eugene russo
3.0 out of 5 stars Nude women, and the critic
Hate on women time. There are b-movie's that want to be liked and watched with lots of respect for its "ART" and irreverence for political correctness. Read more
Published 10 months ago by M.J. Vaughn Oloffson
5.0 out of 5 stars dont you dare ruin my dinner!!!
I didn't here about this movie till the new video stores started opening up in the 80's with vhs Tape and machine rentals.(to own one they were 800. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Thomas A. Donnelly
4.0 out of 5 stars Crazy movie
This is a movie with quite a cult following. Don't for a moment take anything here to seriously, and you'll enjoy it! I would've given it 5 stars, but I just didn't. Read more
Published 15 months ago by Linda Weiss
5.0 out of 5 stars Dope !!
Sleazy Cheap Trashy Horror Movie At Its Best Between The Bone Crushing Vice & the Human Dart Board It Cant Get Any Better!!
Published 18 months ago by Christian
5.0 out of 5 stars the best movie ever!
Was so happy to have found this movie. its a classic. in package new. I'm thinking about buying a new copy just to have on hand
Published 18 months ago by Larissa Barreto
1.0 out of 5 stars You'll feel like dirty scum after watching this
I'm sure everything that can be said about this movie has already been said, so I'll just say this: This was the most difficult movie to watch I've ever seen. Read more
Published 19 months ago by Calczilla
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