- Bleeders (film)
"Bleeders" (also known as "Hemoglobin") is a horror movie released in 1997, based on
H. P. Lovecraft's story " The Lurking Fear". The movie features John ( Roy Dupuis) and Kathleen ( Kristin Lehman) Strauss, a couple attempting to uncover the secret to John's rare blood disease. Along the way, they encounter Dr. Marlowe ( Rutger Hauer), who is intrigued by the case. Little do they know that the island which they are about to set foot upon is home to the Van Dam family.
The Van Dams are mutant-like creatures who have become deformed and bloodthirsty from centuries of inbreeding, all thanks to their relative Eva Van Dam who decided that it would be a good idea to have sex with her twin brother. Also, they are fully functioning hermaphrodites, capable of reproducing with themselves. Conveniently, they need to survive on (dead or alive) human flesh.
John eventually discovers that he is in fact a Van Dam, who was born normal looking, therefore was allowed into normal society. His rare blood disease stems from the fact that he needs human flesh and sex with his siblings in order to function properly.
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