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This Night I Will Possess Your Corpse (1967)

Esta Noite Encarnarei no Teu Cadáver (original title)
Coffin Joe is still looking for the perfect woman to give birth to a son of his, and, cleared of the past crimes in the first film (At Midnight I'll Take Your Soul), keeps terrorizing the ... See full summary »
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Credited cast:
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Laura
Nadia Freitas ...
Marcia
Antonio Fracari ...
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Jose Lobo ...
Bruno
Esmeralda Ruchel
Paula Ramos
Tania Mendonça
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Geraldo Bueno
José Carvalho
Oswaldo De Souza
Graveto
Lya Lagutte
Laércio Laurelli ...
Zé do Caixão (voice)
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Coffin Joe is still looking for the perfect woman to give birth to a son of his, and, cleared of the past crimes in the first film (At Midnight I'll Take Your Soul), keeps terrorizing the people in his small town with his iconoclast and sadistic practices. Written by <lukejoplin@infolink.com.br>

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Zé do Caixão: Is life everything, and death nothing? Or is life nothing and death everything?
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Another bizarre classic from Jose Mojica Marins
28 June 2007 | by (Worcester, MA) – See all my reviews

Jose Mojica Marins' films are never actually scary, but are among the most compelling bizarre horror films in history. Their dreamlike style and atmosphere make them reasonably unnerving. The impoverished production values simply add to the otherworldly feel. They're not horror films, but masterful bargain basement surrealism that effectively weirds the audience out. Marins is a completely original filmmaker with a singular vision and world view that endures him to his small but loyal cult following. "At Midnight I'll Take Your Soul" remains the most accessible and my personal favorite of the trilogy, but "This Night I'll Possess Your Corpse" is admittedly a more accomplished film ("Awakening of the Beast" is something else entirely, probably Marins' masterpiece but also his least accessible).

As I mentioned above, Marins is unique in the annals of horror history. He created the frightening villain Coffin Joe, both a bogeyman and a mouthpiece for Marins' philosophy. There's a lot of speeches in this film, but they're full of fascinating (if not exactly articulate or sympathetic) sub-Nietzsche world views. His films, as poorly produced as they can be, illustrate his vision. Also, he was a competent director and improved with this one (this moves at a much better pace than "At Midnight I'll Take Your Soul"). Particularly memorable is Coffin Joe's trip to hell, a psychedelic frenzy with as bizarre an image of the underworld as "Jigoku". Coffin Joe films are definitely not for all tastes, but those interested in the fringes of world cinema should at least give them a chance. They're not bad films, but good ones with some poor production values. (8/10)


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