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2 August 1978 (Brazil) See more »
This movie is basically a vehicle for recycling footage from the eccentric pantheon of Brazil's premier horror filmmaker Jose Mojica Marins... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Directed by
José Mojica Marins 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Rubens Francisco Luchetti  writer
José Mojica Marins  writer

Produced by
José Mojica Marins .... producer
Original Music by
Clayber de Souza 
Cinematography by
Giorgio Attili 
Film Editing by
Nilcemar Leyart 
Costume Design by
Nilcemar Leyart 
Makeup Department
Nilcemar Leyart .... makeup artist
Production Management
Giulio Aurichio .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Crounel Marins .... assistant director
Sound Department
Orlando Macedo .... sound
Camera and Electrical Department
Rafael Bastos .... electrician
Luiz Antônio de Oliveira .... assistant camera
Agnaldo Gonçalves .... electrician
Paulo Lopes .... still photographer
Editorial Department
José Carlos Rosa .... color consultant (as José Carlos)
Music Department
Beto Strada .... musical selection
Other crew
Anadir Goe .... continuity
Nilton Viana .... production assistant

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Also Known As:
"Delírios de um Anormal" - Brazil (original title)
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86 min

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For advanced students of psychedelic sleaze only., 23 February 2001
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According to the box (and as an aside - God bless Something Weird Video!), this feature is cobbled together from material censored out of Marins' earlier "Coffin Joe" films. Though there are plenty of topless girls, and a good bit of torture and mayhem as well, the content of this movie seems to indicate that the censors in question (Brazilian?) had more serious issues with intense hallucination sequences. The handful of scenes which comprise the framing device, some mumbling business about a psychotic guy and the people trying to cure him, are certainly inept and boring enough, but this is actually a relief, because the hallucinations are pretty overwhelming, and you'll be happy for opportunities to catch your breath. An endless barrage of utterly grotesque and disjointed imagery, much of which seems to be intended as literal hellscapes, is liberally flavored with nude women, partially obscured by psychedelic lighting and editing effects, and staged on sets which must be seen to be believed (parts of actors' bodies are often built into the backdrop). It's easier to compare this to other movies than it is to describe it; if you can imagine Kenneth Anger's Satan movies, interspersed with gore scenes from H.G. Lewis, and rationalized by the further insertion of pieces of a fifties health class film on mental hygiene, you're on the right track; and, not to be snotty, but if you can't imagine that, you might not be ready to watch this one. If one can judge by this film alone (as, unfortunately, I must, though that won't be the case for long), Marins' big influences are Jung, Bosch, and E.C. Comics, which places this picture in heavy company by virtue of its aspirations alone, despite its technical shortcomings. (Not to mention that its very incoherency makes this movie a more accurate picture of some forms of schizophrenia than many more "serious" films which address the same subject.)

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