A basque priest finds by means of a cabalistic study of the bible that the anti-christ is going to be born on Christmas day in Madrid. Helped by a heavy-metal fan and by the showman of a TV esoteric program, he will try to invoke the devil to find out the place of birth and kill the baby.
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De la Iglesia's perfect blend of horror with the most crazy outrageous humour. the three "apostles" are superb in their roles, but Santiago Segura is the one who steals the show. Apocalypse will never be this fun.
The best de la Iglesia film it's ever been my pleasure to come across, this film is near-perfect in it's blend of horror, comedy, satire and mythos. To paraphrase something I once heard, the fact that this film isn't incredibly popular just speaks to the general unfairness of life.
2-3. Fun, with a sense of visual dynamism that actually manages to impress at points (especially the final shot of the statue). That being said, the movie kind of glances over the death of one character's mother, and the movie essentially writes itself into a corner at the end of the second act, forcing it to create a plot tangle that kind of hurts the flow of the movie. But otherwise, it's fine overall.