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Hellish Flesh (1977)

Inferno Carnal (original title)
Dr. Medeiros is a brilliant scientist who doesn't have time for beautiful wife Raquel so she falls for Oliver, best friend of her husband, and soon they plot to kill George and inherit his ... See full summary »
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Credited cast:
José Mojica Marins ...
Dr. George Medeiros
Luely Figueiró ...
Raquel
Oswaldo De Souza ...
Oliver
Helena Ramos ...
Virginia
Lirio Bertelli ...
Alfredo
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Cristina Andréia
Virgínia Camargo
Michel Cohen
Merisol Marins
Jorge Peres
João Paulo Ramalho ...
(voice)
Mauro Russo
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Dr. Medeiros is a brilliant scientist who doesn't have time for beautiful wife Raquel so she falls for Oliver, best friend of her husband, and soon they plot to kill George and inherit his fortune. Raquel throws acid on George's face, disfiguring it. As he recovers in the hospital, Raquel and Oliver spend all his money. After months in care Dr. George comes home with a plan for revenge. Written by wxjuh

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Revenge, Brazilian style...
19 February 2012 | by (Edinburgh, Scotland, UK) – See all my reviews

Hellish Flesh is a slightly more conventional horror tale from Brazilian madman José Mojica Marins. In it Marins plays a scientist who spends too much time in his lab. His wife conducts an affair with a mutual friend. The pair then concoct a plan to kill the hapless husband. The wife pours acid on his face and her lover sets fire to his lab. But the scientist survives albeit with a creepy burned face, while the wife suffers a bad life as her lover is a good-for-nothing gambler and womaniser. But things only get even more complicated.

At its heart this is a simple revenge tale. Although given that it's a Marins movie it isn't a typical one. He still manages to incorporate some surreal elements such as the scenes with the mysterious young woman. Her lover is but a shadowy silhouette, á la Nosferatu. There are also a couple of shock moments; one being the acid attack scene which does look quite fake and another being the eye surgery scene which unfortunately is quite genuine, and very unpleasant indeed. Also, the parts with Marins facially deformed scientist were nice and creepy. But mostly Hellish Flesh is a fairly straightforward affair. The twist at the end is kind of good though and rounds off the film on a satisfyingly macabre note.


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