Santa Sangre (1989)

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Directed By Alejandro Jodorowsky Alejandro Jodorowsky Starring Axel Jodorowsky Axel Jodorowsky  •  Blanca Guerra Blanca Guerra  •  Guy Stockwell Guy Stockwell  •  Thelma Tixou Thelma Tixou  •  Sabrina Dennison Sabrina Dennison Genres Avant-garde / Experimental  •  Drama  •  Fantasy  •  Horror  •  Mindbender  •  Mystery  •  Psychological Thriller  •  Thriller Studios &
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Severin Films  •  Roger Ebert's Great Movies  •  Rue Morgue's 200 Alternative Horror Films You Need To See  •  Slant Magazine's 100 Best Films of the 1990s  •  They Shoot Zombies, Don't They? Top 1000 Horror Movies
Other Titles Holy Blood Release Info 1989-05-19T00:00:00Z May 19, 1989
Color  •  123 minutes R Rated R
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topichtennis

topichtennis on 7/25/2022 Reply  · 

What if Federico Fellini had made a horror movie? Well Alejandro Jodorowsky answers this question with Santa Sangre, a tale of a young boy and his armless controlling mother. Even with a small budget, this movie is gorgeous. And for a wild and heavy as Jodorowsky's imagery can be, the plot is rather straight forward compared to his other films. The first half has the feeling of magical realism as we follow this young boy as he constantly observes his overly aggressive circus performing parents. The second half of the film devolves into a Brian De Palma esque thriller as the boy has grown up to literally become his mother's arms and hands, all the while the bodies of women start piling up. And at times it feels as if Santa Sangre is an homage to classic universal style horror movies. There's even one scene that focuses on Universal's The Invisible Man. This movie is a wonderful piece of cinematic art.

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