Blood Freak (1971)

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This mind-numbingly odd product from the Gator State has so many moments of absolute mania it practically exists in a genre of its own: the Sunday-School-Horror-Rock-N-Roll-Biker-Anti-Drug-Message flick. The vague suggestion of a plot is narrated (i.e. interrupted, editorialized and hacked upon) by producer/director/lunatic Brad Grinter, who comes across as a bizarre gene-splicing of a tent preacher and a raving bus-depot derelict who smokes like a chimney and has to stop periodically to cough up what's left of his lungs. When able to complete a sentence, Grinter presents his wacky morality tale of an Elvis-styled biker named Herschel (Steve Hawkes, who shares some of the guilt as co-producer) who gets caught up in a duel between good sister Angel and her devilish sibling Ann. Hersh winds up toking off a little of Ann's devil weed which, when combined with a heaping helping of dad's experimental poultry, transforms him into a rampaging turkey beast. Horrendously fake gore murders ensue when the fowl freak goes for the throats of the local dope pushers, until the aptly-named Angel prays the dumb cluck back to normal. Despite the occasional hint that this entire exercise might be an elaborate, straight-faced put-on, the most blood-curdling aspect of this movie is the notion that its backers were probably sincere.
Rating:
R
Genre:
Classics , Horror
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Cast

Steve Hawkes
as Herschel
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Critic Reviews for Blood Freak

All Critics (2)

All I can say is gobbledegook!

Full Review… | May 23, 2009
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

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August 12, 2005
EmanuelLevy.Com

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Full Review… | March 10, 2003
Austin Chronicle

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Audience Reviews for Blood Freak

½

Want to make your Thanksgiving unforgettable? Why not bring BLOOD FREAK and show it to your whole family! It's a wonderful little film about an Elvis impersonator who turns into a blood-sucking monster turkey after eating experimented chicken and smoking pot; and he feasts on the blood of drug-addicts. That's not all. He redeems himself at the end by giving his life to Jesus. So basically this is an anti drug, pro Christian, gore film from the 1970s about a monster turkey. Please, don't waste anymore time with your life, go buy this little gem now and experience it for yourself.

keith shively
keith shively

This is too slow too often to be any sort of cult classic, but some of the shit in here is incomprehensibly bizarre and awesome. Like...the intermittent narration about the dangers of "introducing chemicals to your body" by a man choking on his cigarette. Or having sex with a turkey-headed man. Or the same canned scream repeating itself fifteen times on end. Or the editing, which I easily could have done a better job of. Or...I don't know. I could go on forever. This is just surreal.

Drew Smith
Drew Smith

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What a hilariously bad flick! A Christian young man smokes pot and turns into a killer turkey monster. The tape I saw broke in with a narrator every so often who smoked the whole time, and ended the film with a coughing fit.

Cindy I
Cindy I

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