Blood Freak (1972)

Where does one even begin when trying to describe this insane film?

Chances are the jargon “turkey monster”, “christian”, “druggie”, “inept scientists”, etc. will come up in the process, but I think the word that best sums it up is “amazing”.

If taken at face value this would appear to be an over-the-top, ridiculous anti-drug christian scare film, but it seems to me like it’s more likely a wierd joke by a sadist with a bizarre sense of humor. The plot is pretty much outlined in the other “Blood Freak” review on this site, but I would recommend this highly for anyone into “I can’t believe this movie was ever made” type fare. My favorite element personally is the crusty narrator who occasionally interrupts the movie from what appears to be a suburban family rec room(?) and gives cryptic warnings about the harm of putting chemicals in one’s body, all the while puffing away on cigarettes (at one point the guy even breaks out into a heavy coughing fit!). Everything about this is guaranteed to blow even the most jaded video geek’s mind, and if you can get your hands on it I recommend it highly. Truly a masterpiece as far as cinematic trash is concerned…