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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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José Mojica Marins ...
Jece Valadão ...
Coronel Claudiomiro Pontes
Adriano Stuart ...
Capitão Oswaldo Pontes
Milhem Cortaz ...
Padre Eugênio
Rui Resende ...
Bruno (as Rui Rezende)
José Celso Martinez Corrêa ...
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Cristina Aché ...
Lucy Pontes
Helena Ignez ...
Cabíria
Débora Muniz ...
Lucrécia
Thaís Simi ...
Maíra
Cleo de Paris ...
Dra. Hilda (as Cléo De Páris)
Nara Sakarê ...
Elena
Giulio Lopes ...
Mário
Eduardo Chagas ...
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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Good trash cult
11 August 2008 | by (Rio de Janeiro) – See all my reviews

I must confess to not having seen the first two installments of this Brazilian cult series (At Midnight I'll Take Your Soul & This Night I Will Possess Your Corpse). I tried renting them in Brazil, but couldn't find them.

Still, the movie is definitely fun to watch, even without prior knowledge of the story of Josefel Zanatas, the undertaker also known as Zé do Caixão (Coffin Joe).

Without giving much away, Zé do Caixão is obsessed with having a perfect son, born to a perfect woman, which he likes to refer to as "the continuation of the blood". He is also a hard-core atheist and sadist.

I personally think that Zé's atheism is one of the most interesting facets of this movie. Instead of slipping through the easy path of satanism, Zanatas (almost an anagram of Satanás, Satan in Portuguese) remains a down-to-the-bone atheist, even when confronted with visions of hell and of past victims of his sadist rites. It is this that gives him his alleged superiority. He is free, as he puts it himself. Free of all belief in false (theist) morals.

This if of course a trash movie, though with much larger budget than his previous work, so one should not expect to see Hollywoodesque special effects. Yet Mr. Marins creativity is still captivating, and delivers marvelous scenes, such as that of a naked woman leaving a dead pig carcass (no special effects here, it was a true pig). Humor is also very present, and at some scenes even very experienced actors have a hard time concealing a smile.

All in all, 7 out of 10. But if you are only concerned with having fun, this movie is a 10 out of 10.


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