BLOOD FREAK (1971 U.S.) D/W/P: BRAD F. GRINTER D/W: STEVE HAWKES
"A Dracula on drugs!" claims the video box. Grinter (most famous for FLESH FEAST) sits and smokes and introduces the story of Herschell (Steve Hawkes), a nam vet biker who helps a "bible freak" girl when her car breaks down. She takes him to her sister's party where people smoke pot and swap partners (much to Hawkes' disgust). But the sister eventually hooks him and gets him to try some special grass. He gets a job at a Turkey farm where he eats some experimental meat (?) at the lab (??) there. He passes out, convulses and wakes up with a big turkey monster head! His girl and her friends try and look after him, but he's become a heavy drug user, and a killer. In the scene everyone remembers he cuts off a guys leg with a buzzsaw. It turns out that it was all a dream. Amazingly, Grinter returns to remind us that although the story was fictional, it's highly probable that it could happen! Sure this hard to believe oddity is slow and boring in parts, but how many anti-drug turkey monster movies are there? Hawkes also starred in a couple of Spanish Tarzan rip-offs, KING OF THE JUNGLE and GUNGALA AND THE TREASURE OF THE EMERROCAVE.

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