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Hemoglobin (1997)
"Bleeders" (original title)

R  |   |  Horror  |  31 July 1997 (Italy)
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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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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 <>

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It's in the blood



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

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Release Date:

31 July 1997 (Italy)  »

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The Descendant  »

Box Office


CAD 8,000,000 (estimated)

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More of a suspense/thriller type movie than a horror film..
19 July 1999 | by (Upper Peninsula of Michigan) – See all my reviews

I recently rented 'Hemoglobin' (also known as 'Bleeders') expecting the typical A-Pix film -- horrible acting, bad script and annoying children. So, when I got home and popped it in the VCR I was rather surprised to see an interesting not-so-horrorish film.

Sure, it still had the annoyingly fake children that A-Pix are known for, but in the end 'Hemoglobin' was rather interesting. The storyline was quite good -- a young man with blood problems and his wife visit the island on which he was born. This man searches the island to try to find out who his parents were and why he has his problems and ends up running into quite an interesting story. All while this is happening, townsfolk are disappearing or getting scared to death.

I think this film would probably be of interest to anyone who's a fan of the A-Pix style or people interested in the Suspense/Thriller genre. It's not the greatest film that your ever going to see, but it's something worth catching on late night television or if you have a dollar to spare.

Also, take note of one fact pointed out twice in the movie -- the main actress is pregnant. Can anyone smell a sequel?

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