It was thirty years ago today when the often imitated but never superceded Bloodsucking Freaks (1976) (AKA Heritage of Caligula AKA Incredible Torture Show AKA Sardu AKA Sardu, Master of the Screaming Virgins AKA The Heritage of Caligula: An Orgy of Sick Minds AKA The House of the Screaming Virgins) first shocked theater audiences, and it hasn't stopped shocking them yet. Featuring tons of nudity, acts of sadism, perverse sexuality, Chicago native Niles McMaster as football star Tom Maverick, and a dwarf named Ralphus, Bloodsucking Freaks is a must-see for anyone who has any interest at all in exploitation, sexploitation, grindhouse flicks, or shock movies. An interview with director Joel M. Reed also appears in the equally classic and compulsory anti-porn documentary Rate it X (1986). So if you have a strong stomach and a warped mind, don't waste one more second before you watch Bloodsucking Freaks.