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Hallucinations of a Deranged Mind (1978)

Delírios de um Anormal (original title)
This movie is basically a vehicle for recycling footage from the eccentric pantheon of Brazil's premier horror filmmaker Jose Mojica Marins, whose own persona often melds with that of his ... See full summary »
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José Mojica Marins ...
Himself / Zé do Caixão
Jorge Peres ...
Dr. Hamilton
Magna Miller ...
Tânia, Dr.Hámilton's wife
Jaime Cortez
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Natalina Barbosa
Lirio Bertelli
Alexa Brandwira
Andreia Bryan
João da Cruz
Anadir Goe
Elza Perreira
João Paulo Ramalho ...
Zé do Caixão (voice)
Valter Setembro
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This movie is basically a vehicle for recycling footage from the eccentric pantheon of Brazil's premier horror filmmaker Jose Mojica Marins, whose own persona often melds with that of his popular alter-ego "Coffin Joe". Clips are culled from the trademark surreal nightmare sequences favored by Marins in such films as Esta Noite Encarnarei No Teu Cadaver (Tonight I'll Be Incarnated in Your Corpse), Ritual dos Sadicos (Ritual of the Maniacs) and Exorcismo Negro (Black Exorcism). These grotesque, hallucinatory set pieces are depicted as the nightmares plaguing psychologist Dr. Hamilton, who is haunted by the character of Coffin Joe. In an effort to stop the dreams, Hamilton seeks the aid of Joe's creator (Marins, as himself), who tries to convince him that Joe is not an actual demon but a flamboyant character he intends to lampoon in his latest film. Written by Ørnås

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Very strange and utterly impossible to follow movie
23 March 1999 | by (Tampa, FL) – See all my reviews

This film, from what I have read, is the censored material that was cut from Marins' older films. It looks to me like this material was thrown together to form something close to a movie, but very short of a plot or anything else for that matter. The movie is impossible to follow and had I not paid my own money to see it, I would not have finished watching it. I would not advise anyone to watch this film unless they wanted to see what, in my opinion, is one of the worst films ever.


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