This movie is basically a vehicle for recycling footage from the eccentric pantheon of Brazil’s premier horror filmmaker Jose Mojica Marins, whose own persona often melds with that of his popular alter-ego “Coffin Joe”. Clips are culled from the trademark surreal nightmare sequences favored by Marins in such films as Esta Noite Encarnarei No Teu Cadaver (Tonight I’ll Be Incarnated in Your Corpse), Ritual dos Sadicos (Ritual of the Maniacs) and Exorcismo Negro (Black Exorcism). These grotesque, hallucinatory set pieces are depicted as the nightmares plaguing psychologist Dr. Hamilton, who is haunted by the character of Coffin Joe. In an effort to stop the dreams, Hamilton seeks the aid of Joe’s creator (Marins, as himself), who tries to convince him that Joe is not an actual demon but a flamboyant character he intends to lampoon in his latest film. —IMDb
José Mojica Marins (born March 13, 1936) is a Brazilian filmmaker, director/actor, screenwriter, television and media personality. Marins is also known by his alter ego Coffin Joe (the loose translation of Zé do Caixão). Although Marins is known primarily as a horror film director, his earlier works were westerns, drama, and adventure films. In the 1980’s he became a prominent exploitation film director, including films in the pornochanchada genre, which were soft-core sex-comedies popular in Brazil at that time.
Coffin Joe is the English equivalent of Zé do Caixão. Marins created the character in 1963 for the film At Midnight I’ll Take Your Soul. The character went on to appear in many more films and as the character gained popularity he has portrayed and used the Coffin Joe persona in television programs, songs, music videos, and comic books.
Although rarely mentioned in the films, Coffin Joe’s true name is Josefel Zanatas. Marins gives an explanation for the… read more
therapy for nihilists, life just can't be this idiotic. if you're looking for a way out of despondency, forget anonymous clubs and try a fake satanist heavily ketchupped bonanza.
this flic is like those strange medieval marginalia, upside down images commenting on an upside down world. ideally, all cinema should do the same, were it not its pretence to portray the real, the hyperreal, were it not, like in this movie, the preposterous revenge of the illusion once it's exposed as such.
Very weak entry to the Coffin Joe series is really just a compilation of footage from earlier movies, hashed together with an uninspired and hastily shot framing device. Really a waste of time, just watch the other movies instead - particularly the far superior 'At Midnight I'll Take Your Soul', 'This Night I'll Possess Your Corpse' and 'Awakening of the Beast'.