Holy Blood(Santa Sangre)

  • Dir: Alejandro Jodorowsky

  • Mexico/Italy, 1989, English, 123mins, DCP, Category III

  • Cast: Axel Jodorowsky, Blanca Guerra, Guy Stockwell

Freaky, erotic and revolting as ever, the esoteric provocateur never misses any opportunity to thrum with his diabolical energy in this superbly creepy thriller about the perverse emotional and physical enslavement of a boy. Evoking terror and sympathy is the traumatised circus magician, who resentfully commits murder under the sadistic control of his armless mother, as he struggles with the sexual angst and religious violence of the adult world. Drawing lurid enthusiasm on the horror film’s obsession with the macabre rituals, Jodorowsky makes an extravagant spectacle of death and suffering, yet offers hope and solace in the innocence of love.

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