The most bizarre horror film I have ever seen. And my first "Coffin
The film begins with an extended poem, over images of the solar system
and the universe. Then we see a strange ceremony full of dancing girls
in billowy nighties, men wearing ape and animal masks in their
underwear, all dancing around to the sounds of tribal drumming. A
coffin is then brought in, and out rises director Jose Mojica Marins
aka Coffin Joe, who has a short beard and a top hat, and finger nails
so long they curve around on themselves(like those Guinness book of
Worlds Records guys).
Then after a montage of cemetery statues, as the titles roll. we see a
small hotel, whose rooms become filled with a couple having an affair,
a few men playing cards, a group of bikers in an orgy, etc. Shots of
these people doing just what I described are inter-cut with Joe,
starring ominously at the camera from behind the front desk, and
muttering more metaphysical nonsense. And for the most part this is how
the movie goes, towards the end all of the characters begin to suffer
terrible fates, accidents, murders, spontaneous eruptions of violence,
etc. When a man gets shot, fireworks fly from his skull and blood drips
down the camera lens. Oh and there's a twist at the end, that I wont
This description cannot fully explain this movie. Nothing can. I was
bored at times, but mostly so baffled by the whole thing it held my
attention. Brazilian horror, is a strange thing. Like another universe.
I don't know where you would find this, but apparently Marins, made
allot of movies with this character. I watched it mainly because of the
title, it was irresistible. All I can really say of this movie is its,
one of a kind.
Those looking for mostly naked pleasures may be disappointed.
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