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EMBODIMENT OF EVIL

Brazil, 2008 (MIFF 2009, Night Shift)

Director: José Mojica Marins

EMBODIMENT OF EVIL

“Trash horror cinema to the max.” - Variety

Renowned for the personification of Brazil's most famous horror icon, the evil undertaker ‘Coffin Joe', filmmaker José Mojica Marins rounds off his controversial trilogy with a ready-made cult classic.

First there was At Midnight I'll Take Your Soul (1964) and then This Night I'll Possess Your Corpse (1967) - now Embodiment of Evil picks up the schlock fest 40 years on, when a considerably aged Coffin Joe is released from prison and dumped back onto the streets of São Paulo, where he continues his search for the woman who will propagate his nefarious bloodline.

Jam-packed with over-the-top gore, beautiful women and schlocky horror.

D José Mojica Marins P Caio Gullane, Fabiano Gullane, Debora Ivanov, Paulo Sacramento S José Mojica Marins, Dennison Ramalho WS Horizon Motion Pictures L Portuguese w/English subtitles TD digibeta/2008

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