|release date||April 30 1989|
|trailer 1||Trailer #1|
SynopsisA 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.
When Jodorowsky steps behind the camera, you can expect his vision to be nothing less than a surreal, unsettling masterpiece. Santa Sangre is no exception. Thow Claudio Argento into the mix and you have an even more deeply horrifying masterpiece. One that will leave such an impact on it’s viewer that it’s nearly impossible to pinpoint with a phrase. His work is sometimes so hard to describe and even harder to place in a single category, but one thing is for certain and that it will be unlike anything you’ve ever seen on film. …Read More