Bloodsucking Freaks/Fun Facts
From The Grindhouse Cinema Database
- This film was effectively "banned" (not rated by MPAA at all) in the U.S. following protest by Women Against Pornography.
- Troma had the film cut to gain an "R" rating, then shipped the unrated print to theaters telling them it was the R rated version. Eventually it was discovered when a woman complained the film upset her child. Eventually the MPAA sued Troma for improper use of the "R" logo.
- Director Joel M. Reed didn't want to make the movie at the beginning. He had another script he wanted to do, about a rock star haunted by a teenage girl groupie, and he was trying to get money to finance that picture.
- Originally titled "The Incredible Torture Show". Troma re-named it "Blood Sucking Freaks" for its 1980s re-release.