Bloodsucking Freaks

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Main Details

  • Released in 1976
  • Color
  • 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)
  • Written and Directed by Joel M. Reed
  • Starring Seamus O'Brien, Luis De Jesus, Viju Krem
  • 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

Plot Summary

  • 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


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