Blood Freak (1972) - Horror, Sci-Fi

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A biker comes upon a girl with a flat tire and offers her a ride home. He winds up at a drug party with the girl's sister, then follows her to a turkey farm owned by her father, a mad ...

IMDB: 3.7
Director: Brad F. Grinter
Stars: Steve Hawkes, Dana Cullivan
Length: 86 Minutes
PG Rating: N/A
Reviews: 9 out of 51 found boring (17.64%)

One-line Reviews (28)

The true story behind the film a bleak tale of a horrific burns accident, a Tarzan impersonator, an aging nudist enthusiast and much bad blood is equally fascinating.

A true curio, and worth watching for adventurous people.

It's nudity is softcore to none, it's gore is confusing and contrived, and it's outcome is propaganda, preaching against everything this film fails to accurately misrepresent.

I will say that the pacing is a bit slow, especially in the beginning - and the fact that there were two hot female leads in this that never showed any skin is downright criminal.

The whole film is quite lifeless & dull, it plods along & even at 80 minutes it drags, it takes what seems like ages for the Turkey monster to show & there's a really bad cop-out ending that just reinforces that drugs are bad, very bad.

Practically everything he says during each interruption is pointless and his delivery is so bad, he's the funniest thing about the film.

After hearing about Blood Freak for years, after preparing myself by collecting over two hundred of the worst movies ever made, after nearly resigning myself to paying a fortune for a copy, I found Blood Freak sitting on a shelf with a cute little green price tag, biding its time, waiting to pounce.

WORST movie ever made?

All throughout the film, a sleazy narrator interrupts things to give the audience confusing philosophical insights about God.

After BloodFreak Grinter made a couple of nudist propaganda films (Barely Proper 1975, Never the Twain 1974) before they and him disappeared off the face of the planet.

In addition to all this, viewers are also treated to sporadic appearances from Grinter as the film's narrator, who spouts dull philosophical and theological clap-trap and whose chain-smoking leads to a coughing fit whilst he is delivering a diatribe about poisoning the body with unnatural substances (some have taken this to be a wry clue that director Brad Grinter was well aware of how daft his film was all along; if so, then I guess the guy must have been some kind of genius to have successfully pulled the wool over the eyes of bad-film fans for nigh on 40 years).

And by the time the filmmakers get to the turkey headed creature-man-thing, looking like a cross between a discarded Skesis from the Dark Crystal and a Docor Who villain, one can join in the fun with the repetitive screaming sound effect and awkward edits.

Because of Blood Freak, I have discovered many other movies that may seem unwatchable, but are actually a lot more fun than the slick, predictable formula that makes it to the theater.

While others find it incredibly entertaining, I found it pathetic and just plain tedious.

But besides those boring themes you also have a guy with a Turkey head running around killing and drinking people's blood.

I'm giving this movie an 8 out of ten because I find it very entertaining.

forgetting some holes in the script and often directed superficial and careless the film in my opinion and ' enjoyable ...

The turkey-head concept is totally off the wall and is hilariously enjoyable, and there's a few decent splattery moments as well, including a real turkey-beheading at the end.

As such, it must surely stand as one of the most entertaining turkeys of all time (a most-fitting description, as you will discover).

Was it entertaining?

It's consistently bad, that's for sure, but since you get the idea that everyone sucks at acting and the bland lines won't stop coming, I just wasn't smiling as much as I hoped.

Blood Freak is an amazingly bad film, it's awful in every regard yet it's just so funny, so short & so bad that I thought it was quite entertaining although please, please don't take that as any sort of strong recommendation as this really is awful from start to finish & anyone with any true cinematic taste will not believe their eyes.

Accompanying his new acquaintance back to her apartment, Hershell meets Angel's stunning sister Ann (Dana Cullivan), a sexually liberated, habitual drug user who hangs out with a crowd of far-out hippies.

This is a pretty graphic and intense sequence.

This comes off like a metaphor for the dangers of chemical abuse with its philosophical narration, which was popular in movies during the 60's and early 70's anti-drug media propaganda market.

The rest of the film is a confusing mess.

On the other hand this is a one-of-a-kind insane combination of drug propaganda, slasher films, monster movies and Christian evangelism that has never been repeated to this day.

And the audience is then treated to Bible reading and confusing theological lessons from this lady to the biker--in the midst of a party where everyone else is doing inhalants and pot!