Those familiar with Alejandro Jodorowsky’s work know that it’s pretty much impossible to categorize. His work is filled with imagery that is haunting, surreal, beautiful, and funny (often at the same time). The closest thing to a horror film he ever did was this gruesome gem about a boy and his mother and the murder of jealous women.
Sound familiar? Broken down to its simplest materials, Santa Sangre has much in common with Psycho. But anyone who’s seen The Holy Mountain or El Topo (the favorite film of no less notable personalities than John Lennon, David Lynch and Marilyn Manson) know that with Jodorowsky, nothing is ever simple.
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