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Hemoglobin (1997)

Bleeders (original title)
R | | Horror | 31 July 1997 (Italy)
A man travels to an island with his girlfriend in search of his relatives but he finds maybe more than what he wanted to know.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gillian Ferrabee ...
Eva Van Daam / Her Twin Brother / John's Twin Sister
Pascal Gruselle ...
Vermeer
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John Strauss
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Kathleen Strauss
John Harold Cail ...
Ferryman
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Byrde Gordon
Felicia Shulman ...
Yolanda
Janine Theriault ...
Alice Gordon
Michelle Brunet ...
Ramona
David Deveau ...
Ben
Spencer Evans ...
Squeakie
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Dr. Marlowe
Carmen Ferland ...
Mrs. Shea (as Carmen Ferlan)
Leni Parker ...
Baby Laura
Lisa Bronwyn Moore ...
Toot (as Lisa Bronwyn-Moore)
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A man with an unknown disease travels to an island with his girlfriend where his relatives once lived, hoping to find a cure to his illness. While it was thought that his relatives were all dead he actually finds them to be living underground. However because they have been inbreeding for all these years they don't look right, plus they have developed a pretty bad eating habit. Will he chose his girlfriend or his people? Written by <semihtareen@yahoo.com>

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Rated R for some strong sexuality and violence | See all certifications »

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CAD 8,000,000 (estimated)
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In the prologue, the "King of Holland" is mentioned in relation to the year 1652. Holland was part of the Dutch Republic from 1581 through 1795, and had no king. See more »

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Byrde Gordon: Wow. Looks like I'm making some guests for the hotel.
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Byrde Gordon: And, with any luck, a burial pot too.
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Troll 3: Island of Inbreeding
27 December 2006 | by (the Draconian Swamp of Unholy Souls) – See all my reviews

What? A lousy 2.7 rating out of ten around here? That's at least two whole points to few. I'm not claiming it deserves a rating higher than five, but still "Bleeders" isn't nearly as awful as indicated by this low rating and it actually features a handful of good & fairly original ideas! This movie handles about macabre topics like deformed monsters caused by generations of incestuous relationships and even freaking hermaphrodites, so I'm tempted to honor it with more points just for NOT being another uninspired teen slasher flick or uneventful ghost-story. This low-budgeted B-effort opens with a young couple arriving at a remote island where the atmosphere is clearly ominous and unwelcoming. The man, John Strauss, suffers from a rare blood disease and came to the island to find a cure, as all his ancestors were living there. Along with his loving wife Kathleen and the local doctor (Rutger Hauer), John learns he's the last survivor of the notorious Van Daam family; a line of highborn Dutch perverts who fled their own country after it became illegal to fornicate with each other. The hated family supposedly got extinct now, but they're still living underneath the island in a network of caves and they feed on corpses stolen from the local cemetery. So the plot is a little stupid and quite the opposite of scary, "Bleeders" is still an entertaining flick that often feels like an old-fashioned and cheesy 80's effort. The Van Daam monsters look like little trolls and they don't really do much, apart from munching through corpses and pulling people under the ground. It's really not a bad movie story wise, after all it's adapted from a Lovecraft story by no less than Dan O'Bannon, but the execution is undeniably tacky. Most of the locations and scenery look really ugly and there also is a severe pacing problem. The first half of the film is rather slow, whilst the second & more entertaining half often gets interrupted for pointless reasons, like the completely gratuitous sex sequence for example. The dialogs are laughably inept, Hauer is underused in his role as town's doctor and the climax is too easy to predict as well. Come to think of it…maybe it does deserve the 2.7 rating! Nah, it's good fun when you're in an undemanding mood.


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