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2,540 Ratings

Santa sangre

Directed by Alejandro Jodorowsky
Mexico, 1989
Avant-Garde, Horror, Fantasy


In Alejandro Jodorowsky’s cult classic Santa sangre, a deranged man (Axel Jodorowsky) acts as the arms for his mutilated mother (Blanca Guerra), resulting in murder and mayhem.

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Santa sangre Directed by Alejandro Jodorowsky

Critics reviews

Sure, it’s nowhere Lucio Fulci hadn’t dabbled before, but Jodorowsky’s return proves a surprisingly wise and unsurprisingly creepy effort, not quite the sensory experience that his earlier works remain, but every bit as much a great film.
December 16, 2011
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Santa sangre, which seems too calculated to qualify as obsessive or even compulsive but is sensationalist nonetheless, is getting more attention and exposure [than Rivette’s The Gang of Four], and will probably attract more customers. After all, real obsessive filmmaking tends to be pretty scary stuff, and most spectators would rather be titillated than scared.
June 22, 1990
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