SANTA SANGRE: presented by HORRORSPIRIA
Director: Alejandro Jodorowsky Run Time: 123 min. Release Year: 1989
Starring: Axel Jodorowsky, Blanca Guerra, Guy Stockwell, Sabrina Dennison, Thelma Tixou
“A movie like none other I have seen before…a film in which the inner chambers of the soul are laid bare.” — Roger Ebert
“One of the great hallucinatory experiences in cinema, a visually intoxicating horror trip. A perfect introduction for those eager to travel down more rarely explored routes of international film.” — Nathaniel Thompson, Mondo Digital
Fifteen years after Alejandro Jodorowsky’s EL TOPO and THE HOLY MOUNTAIN unlocked our collective third eye, the legendary provocateur made his ‘80s comeback with this staggering odyssey of ecstasy, anguish, belief, blasphemy, beauty and madness. SANTA SANGRE continues to enrapture both Jodorowsky newbies and dedicated fans alike with its tale of a young circus performer, the crime of passion that shatters his soul, and a macabre journey back to the world of his armless mother.
CW: Contains rape, violence and animal death.
HORRORSPIRIA is the horror research podcast brainchild of MAY SANTIAGO. In each episode, May explores a niche within horror studies and international horror movements with guest researchers or proxy students. May is a horror scholar who specializes in queer horror and international horror.