Film #116: THE SADIST HAS RED TEETH aka LE SADIQUE AUX DENTS ROUGES
The Sadist Has Red Teeth (aka Le Sadique Aux Dents Rouges)
1 out of 5 stars
Hoooo-boy, where to start with this one? You know how Monty Python used to parody French cinema with people being photographed standing too close to the camera, spouting stilted and disjointed dialog, with stock footage of buildings collapsing and trains going into tunnels, and waves crashing against the rocks? Yeah, well… THE SADIST HAS RED TEETH is one of the films they surely were poking fun at. Weird stilted, campy as hell, and making little to no sense, this film about a man being treated by a psychiatrist due to his thinking himself a vampire had me scratching my head more than once. Not quite a vampire film, but then again it is… VERY surreal (for really no good reason) and at time utterly confusing, THE SADIST HAS RED TEETH is worth a rental purely as a curiosity and for vampire film completists but all others should steer clear.