From The Grindhouse Cinema Database
Bloodsucking Freaks (1976, USA) is a Shock-Horror film directed by Joel M. Reed.
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- Released in 1976
- Running Time: 91 min | Australia:89 min (uncut version) | France:88 min | USA:88 min (director's cut)
- Distribution Co: American Film Distributing Corporation (AFDC) (1976) (USA) (theatrical) | Troma Entertainment (1981) (USA) (theatrical) (retitled re-release)
- Directed by Joel M. Reed
- Written by Joel M. Reed
- Starring Seamus O'Brien, Luis De Jesus, Viju Krem, Niles McMaster, Dan Fauci
- Produced by Alan C. Margolin, Joel M. Reed
- Original Music by Michael Sahl
- Cinematography by Ron Dorfman
- Film Editing by Joel R. Herson, Victor Kanefsky
- Special Effects by Bob O'Bradovich
- Choreography by Gyles Fontaine
- 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 spectators see as a trick is actually real.
Also Known As
- Blood Sucking Freaks (USA) (reissue title) | Bloodsucking Freaks (USA) (promotional title) | Heritage of Caligula | Incredible Torture Show (France) (video box title) | Sardu (USA) (informal alternative title) | Sardu, Master of the Screaming Virgins (USA) (original script title) | The Heritage of Caligula: An Orgy of Sick Minds (USA) (video title) | The House of the Screaming Virgins
- Join The Fun!...Human Dart Boards..."Home Style Brain Surgery"...Dental Hijinks! | You'll scream your head off! | Only once in a century can such evil live... | SARDU: he was the creator -- the director -- the master!