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Santa Sangre (1989)
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09.18.09

Santa Sangre (1989) A young man is confined in a mental hospital. Through a flashback we see that he was traumatized as a child, when he and his family were circus performers: he saw his father cut off the arms of his mother, a religious fanatic and leader of the heretical church of Santa Sangre ("Holy Blood"), and then commit suicide. Back in the present, he escapes and rejoins his surviving and armless mother. Against his will, he "becomes her arms" and the two undertake a grisly campaign of murder and revenge.

Movie Tagline:
Forget Everything You Have Ever Seen

Title: Santa Sangre
Release Date: March 30, 1990
Runtime: 123 mins
Genre: Drama
All Genres: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Languages: English
Country: Mexico, Italy
Colors: Color
Sound: Dolby
IMDB Rating: 7.7
Brimstone Pit Rating: 8.7 - (Rate This Horror Movie)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With S

MPAA Rating: NC-17

MPAA Rating Reason:
Rated R for bizarre, graphic violence and sensuality, and for drug content. (edited version); Rating surrendered: previously rated NC-17 for several scenes of extremely explicit violence.

Director(s):
Alejandro Jodorowsky

Cast:
Axel Jodorowsky ...Fenix
Blanca Guerra ...Concha
Guy Stockwell ...Orgo
Thelma Tixou ...The Tattooed Woman
Sabrina Dennison ...Alma
Adan Jodorowsky ...young Fenix
Faviola Elenka Tapia ...young Alma
Teo Jodorowsky ...Pimp
Maria de Jesus Aranzabal ...Fat Prostitute (as Ma. De Jesus Aranzabal)
Jesus Juarez ...Aladin
Sergio Bustamante ...Monsignor
Gloria Contreras ...Rubi
S. Rodriguez ...The Saint
Zonia Rangel Mora ...Trini
Joaquin Garcia Vargas ...Box-office Attendant (as Borolas)
Teo Tapia ...Businessman
Edgar E. Jimenez Nava ...Monsignor's Chauffeur
Jacobo Lieberman ...Monsignor's Secretary
Hector Ortega ...Doctor (as Hector Ortega Gomez)
Brontis Jodorowsky ...Orderly 1
Valerie Crouzet ...Orderly 2
Oscar Serafin Alvarez ...Soldier 1
Billy Motton ...Soldier 2
Hilario 'Popitekus' Vargas ...Wrestler 1
Guadalupe 'TNT' Aguilar ...Wrestler 2
Arturo 'Rinoceronte' Contreras ...Wrestler 3
Gustavo Aguilar Tejada ...Beggar
Roger Fayard Arroyo ...Beggar

Producer(s):
Claudio Argento
Anuar Badin
Rene Cardona Jr.
Angelo Jacono

Writer(s):
Alejandro Jodorowsky
Roberto Leoni
Alejandro Jodorowsky
Roberto Leoni
Claudio Argento

Composer(s):
Simon Boswell




Movie Soundtrack(s):
"Caballo negro"
"Lupita"
"Mambo n. 8"
"Cucurrucucu paloma"
"Alejandra"
"Donde estas corazon"
"Dejame llorar"
"Marcha zacatecas"
"Besame mucho"
"No volvere"

More Movie Taglines:
  • Forget Everything You Have Ever Seen
Movie Quote(s):
  • The Tattooed Woman: She's a deaf mute and you can do whatever you want with her.
  • Rubi: [to Fenix] With your hands and my body, we'll have an act that will be sensational.
  • [first lines] [Fenix crouches naked atop a tree trunk in his barren asylum room] Doctor: [enters along with orderlies pushing a food cart] Fenix. Please... [offers him a normal meal] Doctor: Eat like a human being. [pause] Doctor: [puts the tray back down and offers him a raw fish] Fenix: [howls] [jumps down and grabs the fish] Fenix: Grr! [sits and begins eating it] Doctor: You can't just stay here all the time, not seeing anyone. [pause] Doctor: Now come on, stand up.
  • [Young Fenix sobs] Orgo: Stop crying... like a little girl. [pause] Orgo: I'll give you a charm. That'll make you a man.
  • Pimp: [leads Fenix and the handicapped boys away from ticket counter] Vengan, vengan. Come, I have a present for you. [points to movie posters] Pimp: Listen, this kind of stuff will make you sick. If you promise not to tell, I'll take you somewhere else... that's much more fun that the movies. A little sniff of this... [opens packet of cocaine] Pimp: and we'll see.
Movie Trivia:
  • As a tribute to Mexican horror films, Santa sangre (1989) includes a scene with masked wrestlers and a "superwoman" named La Santa.
  • The project was launched when Alejandro Jodorowsky was commissioned to write and direct a film based on real-life Mexican criminal named Gregorio Cárdenas.
  • Alejandro Jodorowsky's sons Adan Jodorowsky & Axel Jodorowsky both play the part of Fenix at different ages.
  • The movie Fenix is watching is the 1933 classic The Invisible Man (1933) starring Claude Rains.
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Keywords:
Circus, Suicide, Murder, Blood, Hallucination  ...[more]


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