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24 March 1977 (Brazil) See more »
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Directed by
José Mojica Marins 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Rubens Francisco Luchetti 
José Mojica Marins  story

Produced by
Alfredo Cohen .... associate producer
José Mojica Marins .... producer
Original Music by
Solon Curvelo 
Cinematography by
Giorgio Attili 
Film Editing by
Nilcemar Leyart 
Costume Design by
Elza Ferreira 
Makeup Department
Nilcemar Leyart .... makeup artist
Production Management
Giulio Aurichio .... production manager
Sound Department
Nilcemar Leyart .... sound effects editor
Camera and Electrical Department
Luiz Antônio de Oliveira .... assistant camera

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85 min

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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Revenge, Brazilian style..., 19 February 2012
Author: Red-Barracuda from Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

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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