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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.

Director:

Peter Svatek
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gillian Ferrabee Gillian Ferrabee ... Eva Van Daam / Her Twin Brother / John's Twin Sister
Pascal Gruselle Pascal Gruselle ... Vermeer
Roy Dupuis ... John Strauss
Kristin Lehman ... Kathleen Strauss
John Harold Cail John Harold Cail ... Ferryman
Joanna Noyes ... Byrde Gordon
Felicia Shulman ... Yolanda
Janine Theriault ... Alice Gordon
Michelle Brunet Michelle Brunet ... Ramona
David Deveau David Deveau ... Ben
Spencer Evans Spencer Evans ... Squeakie
Rutger Hauer ... 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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Storyline

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 living underground. However, because they have been inbreeding for all of 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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It's in the blood

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Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

A loose adaptation of the HP Lovecraft story "The Lurking Fear" See more »

Goofs

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

Dr. Marlowe: [speaking under his breath] John! Can you hear me? I know what's wrong with you. I know how you can survive.
John Strauss: [breathing heavily] What is it?
Dr. Marlowe: How badly... do you wanna live?
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Alternate Versions

The version released under the title, BLEEDERS is missing approximately one minute from the love scene between Roy Dupuis and Kristin Lehman, basically cutting out all of the nudity. The version titled, HEMOGLOBIN is uncut. See more »

Connections

Version of Lurking Fear (1994) See more »

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Nowhere near as awful as I feared!
5 November 2002 | by InfofreakSee all my reviews

I wrestled with myself as I took this off the shelf. "Look! O'Bannon and Shusett co-wrote it! Y'know, 'Alien' and 'Dead And Buried'. And Rutger's in it!". I still knew in my heart it was gonna stink, but I rented it anyway. And much to my surprise, it was nowhere near as awful as I feared it was going to be. Okay, it has many faults, especially the two no-name Canadian leads, a hack director, and a predictable plot which offers absolutely nothing unexpected whatsoever (which is made even worse by a DVD slick which doesn't even attempt to keep anything to itself), but I found it quite watchable just the same. I'm a sucker for Lovecraftian movies, Rutger has little more than a cameo really, but he's pretty cool in it, and there are one or two effective scares and creepy touches. So the verdict is utter trash but fun. Goes well with beer!


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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 July 1997 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

The Descendant See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

CAD8,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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