Eternal Blood

  (Redirected from Sangre Eterna)

Eternal Blood (originally Sangre Eterna) is a 2002 Chilean vampire-horror film directed by Jorge Olguín, written by Carolina García and Olguín, and starring Blanca Lewin, Juan Pablo Ogalde, Patricia López, and Claudio Espinoza. A group of vampire enthusiasts become convinced that their subculture has been infiltrated by real vampires.

Eternal Blood
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Sangre Eterna
Directed byJorge Olguín
Produced byDaniel Pantoja
Written byCarolina García
Jorge Olguín
StarringBlanca Lewin
Juan Pablo Ogalde
Patricia López
Claudio Espinoza
Music byRodrigo Cuadra
Gamal Eltit
CinematographyJosé Luis Arredondo
Edited byJorge Olguín
Production
company
Angel Films Producciones
Release date
  • October 31, 2002 (2002-10-31) (Chile)[1]
Running time
103 minutes
CountryChile
LanguageSpanish
Budget$500,000[1]

PlotEdit

M inducts Carmila, a journalism student, into the world of Goth subculture and live action role-playing. As Carmila becomes more immersed, M begins to have increasing doubts about her safety. Eventually, M comes to believe that real vampires have infiltrated the subculture and feeding on the enthusiasts. M desperately works to stop the vampires, whom he thinks are led by a man named Dahmer, though the others worry about his sanity.

CastEdit

The model Ximena Huilipán has a non-speaking role. She was cast after director Jorge Olguín spotted her in a parade.[2]

ReleaseEdit

Under its original name of Sangre Eterna, it premiered in Chile on October 31, 2002.[1] Variety wrote that it became a cult film and one of the highest grossing Latin American horror films.[3] Screen Daily described it as "the biggest box office hit in the history of Chilean cinema."[4] After the Chilean premiere, it played in Latin American and European film festivals, and a DVD was released in Chile in March 2003.[5] Fangoria Films released it in the United States as Eternal Blood.[6]

ReceptionEdit

The film opened to critical acclaim in Chile.[4] Mike Long of DVD Talk rated it 2.5/5 stars wrote that "the first 40 minutes ... are riveting", but "the movie goes from clever and interesting to slow and boring."[7] Beyond Hollywood wrote that the film is creative but lacks originality.[8]

AwardsEdit

Eternal Blood won Best Special Effects in the Málaga Film Festival.[9] At Screamfest Horror Film Festival, it won Best Actor and Best FX Make-Up.[10]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Jorge Olguín: "A los miedosos les recomiendo que no vean Sangre Eterna"". La Cuarta. 2002-10-26. Archived from the original on 2014-03-19. Retrieved 2014-03-18.
  2. ^ "Modelo mapuche hará de vampira en el cine". La Cuarta (in Spanish). 2002-01-25. Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2014-03-18.
  3. ^ de la Fuente, Anna Marie (2006-04-20). "'Sea' wind makes pair feel Chile". Variety. Retrieved 2014-03-18.
  4. ^ a b "Chilean hotshot aims for international exposure". Screen Daily. 2003-07-15. Retrieved 2014-03-18.
  5. ^ "Jorge Olguín dejará patitas en la calle mostrando su película "Sangre Eterna"". La Cuarta (in Spanish). 2003-03-01. Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2014-03-18.
  6. ^ Turek, Ryan (2013-10-30). "Trailer Debut for the Spooky Chilean Film Whispers of the Forest". Shock Till You Drop. Retrieved 2014-03-18.
  7. ^ Long, Mike (2003-07-14). "Eternal Blood". DVD Talk. Retrieved 2014-03-18.
  8. ^ "Eternal Blood (2002) Movie Review". BeyondHollywood.com. 2003-06-29. Archived from the original on 2014-03-19. Retrieved 2014-03-18.
  9. ^ "Vampiros de "Sangre Eterna" recibieron premio en Málaga". La Cuarta (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 2014-03-17. Retrieved 2014-03-16.
  10. ^ "2003 Screamfest Awards". Screamfest. Archived from the original on 2014-03-17. Retrieved 2014-03-16.

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