Review

  • Warning: Spoilers
    If you like twisted, morally inept, unredeeming socially valueless cinema as much as I do - then BLOODSUCKING FREAKS is for you. Just rewatched this one again after not having seen it in close to 10 years - and I STILL love this trashy sleaze-fest as much, or probably more than I did then...

    Master Sardu and his warped midget Igor-like sidekick, Ralphus, run a Grand Guinol style theater using kidnapped women as the show's "stars" - S&M style torture and mayhem ensue. A smart-ass critic and a sexy ballerina become part of the "fun" when Sardu spots 'em out at one of his "shows". Throw in a brief side-plot about Sardu also using captive women for a slave-trading ring, and there ya have it. Not too much in the way of plot to really speak of, which works just fine for this type schlock-cinema...

    BLOODSUCKING FREAKS is not for everyone - at all. It really isn't particularly gory compared to some stuff that's out there nowdays, and the FX are pretty amateurish by today's standards, but this is a great example of classic grimy exploitation film-making at it's "finest" - it's nasty, grainy, darkly humorous and just sadistic enough to still be a little disturbing. Lots of great goofy/gory scenes, including: finger removal, cannibalism, nipple electrocution, hand-severing, eyeball-eating, teeth removal, brain-drilling, a severed head blow-job, homo-necrophilia, and penis-sandwich eating - to name just a few of the more notable scenes - and Ralphus' psychotic little dance is just too much!!! Definitely one of the most sleazy, possibly morally offensive films ever - and that's why it's a classic in my book. Definitely in the realm of "they don't make 'em like this anymore"-cinema. HIGHLY recommended to sleaze and horror fans - if campy sadistic torture isn't your thing, ya might as well leave this one alone. 9/10....RALPHUS RULES!!!