Here's the first Coffin Joe movie and coincidently, Brazil's first horror film.
Coffin Joe was the creation of Jose Mojica Marins, a Brazilian filmmaker and actor. A now famous figure in alternative cinema, Coffin Joe is recognizable by his black suit, cape, top hat, and long,long fingernails. This guy is immoral, murderous and searching for the perfect bride for "the continuiy of the blood."
As Coffin Joe became a cultural staple, his role as a central character became more diffuse and many of the later films were surrealistic bloodbaths of sexploitation. No so, this one.
Crude though the cinematic techniques might be, At Midnight I'll Take Your Soul is effective -- albeit cheesy -- cinema.
Well said, all around.ReplyDelete
Crude art which became a means of protest against the Brazilian dictators.