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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 »

Quotes

Kathleen Strauss: [after giving John a shot of his medicine] He'll sleep for awhile.
Dr. Marlowe: Let's hope he wakes up.
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Version of Dark Heritage (1989) See more »

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For Lovecraft fans
4 February 2007 | by (Chi, IL, United States) – See all my reviews

Now, it isn't for everybody mind you, not even every die hard horror fans; but if you like freaky monsters under the ground from origins to awful to speak aloud, then not only are you a Lovecraft fan (see Shadow Over Innsmouth), but you'll probably enjoy this movie. Not fully incorporating the Cthulhu Mythos, huge parallels are seen in the backwoods MA people, the fish like monsters and something that came from a long time ago. Surprisingly, unlike the vicious scheiBfare Lovecraft renditions that came out of the eighties, this is surprisingly well done. It has actors and actresses that don't foul up the Lovecraftian nightmare that the director has in store for the audience, and a good plot. My only question was, so what happens next.


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