SANGRIENTO has the reputation of being the 'Holy
Grail' for horror fans.
It has garnered considerable notoriety over the years even though few
people have actually seen it.
While this print is far from pristine, it is one of the
few known copies to exist.
is the only version with English subtitles available Internationally.
The images on this page are screenshots
which reflect the quality of the print.
Original Spanish Title: SEXO SANGRIENTO [Bloody Sex]
also known as BLOODTHIRSTY SEX
director: Manuel Esteba (Manuel Esteba Gallego)
starring: Mirta Miller · Ovidi Montllor · Diana Conca · Viki Palma ·
not as exploitative as the title (nor it's reputation) may indicate,
this seldom-seen horror film does create a high level of tension and
atmosphere while delivering a story of paranormal shocks, lesbian frolics
and grisly slaughter. Specifically, the film became notorious for the
graphic blade-to-vagina scene which eliminates one of the female characters
but the real plot deals with two college coeds who find themselves at
the mercy of a demented painter after their car breaks down in an abandoned
Two lesbian lovers, Norma and Andrea, meet up with school friend Laura
to explore a ghost town in Northern Spain. After car troubles, they
take refuge at Laura's house where her mother - a painter named Maria
- is hiding a very dark secret. Clairvoyant Andrea recognizes the existence
of a sinister force but is unable to stop the carnage.
Esteba had an uneven career. He was often too ambitious for his projects
- like this one - and in his zeal to produce a sexy, gore-infused opus
[celebrating the more liberal post-Franco years] ended up making a film
which suffered from countless censorship problems, not to mention production
woes. He is probably best known for the Spaghetti Western Twenty
Paces to Death (1970), directed as Ted Mulligan. Mr Esteba
died at age 68 in February 2010.
A Spanish film with
English subtitles; fullscreen format, uncut (82 minutes),
DVD encoded for ALL REGION NTSC WORLD FORMAT; extras include trailers.
For Mature Audiences Only