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At Midnight I'll Take Your Soul (1964) Poster

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The movie became such a hit in Brazil that one theatre in downtown Sao Paulo played it for four months.
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José Mojica Marins sold his house and car to finance this film.
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With the exception of two exterior scenes, the entire movie was shot inside a 600 square foot studio in São Paulo.
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This film was released at a time when Brazil had disbanded their national censorship board and left those decisions to individual states. This film was banned outright in some states and shown, to great success, in others. Some of the censorship committees were less concerned with the portrayal of violence than they were with what they regarded as blasphemy.
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Some of the crew were arrested when they were discovered chopping down trees in a park in downtown São Paulo. The trees were being used as part of the set on the soundstage.
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Director 'Jose Mojica Marins' played the main role when the original actor quit. He put on his best black suit and added a top hat. He had very long thumb nails so the makeup man added long artificial fingernails to his fingers.
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The crew refused to shoot a scene because there wasn't enough sunlight. Director 'Jose Mojica Marins' forced them to shoot the scene by pointing a gun at the cameraman. Various crew members have confirmed the story. On one of the rare occasions when he would respond to questions about the incident, Marins claimed that the gun was only a prop.
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Although the name was not used in the English language subtitles, the character of Ze do Caixao became known in English as "Coffin Joe".
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This was Brazil's first horror film.
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