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Embodiment of Evil (2008)
"Encarnação do Demônio" (original title)

Not Rated  |   |  Horror  |  8 August 2008 (Brazil)
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The gravedigger Zé do Caixão continues his search for the perfect woman to bear his son.

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Coronel Claudiomiro Pontes
Adriano Stuart ...
Capitão Oswaldo Pontes
Milhem Cortaz ...
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Rui Resende ...
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José Celso Martinez Corrêa ...
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Cristina Aché ...
Lucy Pontes
Helena Ignez ...
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Débora Muniz ...
Lucrécia
Thaís Simi ...
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Cleo de Paris ...
Dra. Hilda (as Cléo De Páris)
Nara Sakarê ...
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Giulio Lopes ...
Mário
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Emiliano
Luís Melo ...
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After forty years in prison, the evil gravedigger Josefel Zanatas a.k.a. Zé do Caixão is released by the lawyer Lucy Pontes in accordance with Brazilian Laws. He moves to the slums with his followers that worship him, and he seeks out the perfect woman to bear his children while haunted by the ghosts of his victims. The vigilante brothers Captain Osvaldo Pontes and his brother Coronel Claudiomiro from the Military Police chase Zé do Caixão in the slums to kill him and they find a track of tortured and mutilated bodies. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Coffin Joe Brings the Gore
18 August 2012 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Embodiment of Evil (2008)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

After forty years in prison, Josefel Zanatas (Jose Mojica Marins), aka Coffin Joe, gets released and goes right back to his old ways of trying to find the perfect woman to give him a son. While Joe searches out the best woman, he's haunted by ghosts from his past while a vigilante police Captain is in hot pursuit. EMBODIMENT OF EVIL was a highly anticipated film as pretty much every trash fan in the world went nuts when they hear Marins was bringing back his cult character. Whereas the first few Coffin Joe movies went for surrealism and strangeness, this one here instead goes for non-stop violence and gore. There are a few scenes here that would make countless torture/porn movie turns their head in fear. I mean, how many movies can you think of where they torture a woman by pouring hot cheese on her and then letting a rat go to work? The violence here is often quite graphic and it even goes towards some sexual violence including a really brutal scene where there's pretty much a cannibal orgy going on where women are biting off a certain part of the male anatomy. It should go without saying but only the strongest of stomachs will be able to handle this movie so the majority of people should just stay away. Marins has no problem getting back into his Coffin Joe performance as he's certainly fun to watch here and looking a lot like Orson Welles. The rest of the cast fit their roles just fine as well. EMBODIMENT OF EVIL does lack in regards to its story as it seems to drag out in spots and there's no question we've seen this type of thing many times before. I wish a little more had been done with the character returning but fans of gore and violence should at least be entertained by that.


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