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Writers:
Dennison Ramalho (screenplay) &
José Mojica Marins (screenplay)
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Release Date:
8 August 2008 (Brazil) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
The Master Of Horror Is Back
Plot:
The gravedigger Zé do Caixão continues his search for the perfect woman to bear his son. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
13 wins & 3 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Hey Joe, where you going' with that big knife in your hand... See more (16 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
José Mojica Marins ... Zé do Caixão
Jece Valadão ... Coronel Claudiomiro Pontes
Adriano Stuart ... Capitão Oswaldo Pontes
Milhem Cortaz ... Padre Eugênio
Rui Resende ... Bruno (as Rui Rezende)
José Celso Martinez Corrêa ... Mistificador
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 ... Seu Américo

Raymond Castile ... Zé do Caixão jovem (as Raymond Castille)
Karina Bez Batti ... Serva 1
Fernanda Brandão ... Serva 2

Rubens Mello ... Servo 1
Zumba ... Servo 2
Guta Ruiz ... Espectro Terezinha
Alessandra Miranda ... Espectro Laura
Raissa Gregori ... Espectro Lenita
Nilson Primitivo ... Presidiário Tatuado
Geanine Marques ... Morte
Jannete Tomiita ... Nissei
Keila Siqueira ... Mulher Ensangüentada
Ivi Mesquita ... Mulata Sambista
Indayara Moyano ... Jovem Tatuada
Marina Filizola ... Bela Executiva
Elder Fraga ... Policial Espancador 1
Freak Garcia ... Policial Espancador 2
Leny Dark ... Policial Espancadora 1
Thereza Amaral ... Policial Espancadora 2
Mairun Sevá ... Policial Invasão
Fábio Ferreira Dias ... Detetive Penna
Javert Monteiro ... Dr. Beltrão
Fausto Maule ... Coronel Claudiomiro jovem
Mário Lima ... Seu João
Satã ... Fera
Nathan Corcino ... Padre do Cemitério
Docinho ... Padre do Pántano
Anderson Momesso ... Padre Aspirante
André Frateschi ... Repórter
Richard Graham Maddock ... Curador (as Richard Maddock)
Valdênia Rangel ... Vizinha 1
Ana Consania ... Vizinha 2
Alex Silva ... Menino 1
Guilherme Silva ... Menino 2
Kelvin Christian ... Menino 3
Andrey Marins ... Filho do Mário
Thrash ... Presidiário Tatuado (photo)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Juliane Elting ... Mulher no Pulgatório
Carlos Primati ... Frightened guy at the bar

Directed by
José Mojica Marins 
 
Writing credits
Dennison Ramalho (screenplay) &
José Mojica Marins (screenplay)

Produced by
Caio Gullane .... producer
Fabiano Gullane .... producer
Débora Ivanov .... producer
Gabriel Lacerda .... associate producer
Paulo Ribeiro .... associate producer
Paulo Sacramento .... producer
Patrick Siaretta .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
André Abujamra (original music by)
Marcio Nigro (original music by)
 
Cinematography by
José Roberto Eliezer 
 
Film Editing by
Paulo Sacramento 
 
Casting by
Alessandra Tosi 
 
Production Design by
Cassio Amarante  (as Cássio Amarante)
 
Art Direction by
Cassio Amarante 
 
Costume Design by
David Parizotti 
 
Makeup Department
Denise Borro .... makeup designer
 
Production Management
Pablo Torrecillas .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Luciana Baptista .... second assistant director
Dennison Ramalho .... chief assistant director
Tomás Rezende .... first assistant director
Carol Lutz Setubal .... third assistant director (as Carol Lutz Setúbal)
 
Art Department
Renato Blaschi .... storyboard artist
Fábio Goldfarb .... set designer
Bia Pessoa .... art painter
 
Sound Department
Simone Alves .... sound re-recording assistant
Raul Jooken Baptista .... sound editor
Miriam Biderman .... supervising sound editor
William Lopes .... sound editor
William Lopes .... sound effects editor
Débora Morbi .... sound editor
Daniel Soares Pedroso .... assistant sound re-recording mixer
Ricardo Reis .... supervising sound editor
Louis Robin .... sound recordist
Armando Torres Jr. .... sound re-recording mixer
 
Special Effects by
Marcelo A.M.P. .... special effects assistant
Kapel Furman .... special effects coordinator (as André Kapel)
Kapel Furman .... special effects makeup (as André Kapel)
 
Visual Effects by
Luis Ignacio Barrague .... conforming editor
Omar Colocci .... digital effects artist
Marcelo Ferreira PeeJay .... digital effects artist
Fabian Gamarra .... data manager
Vanessa Mariano .... visual effects
Rogério Marinho .... visual effects
Robson Sartori .... visual effects coordinator
Marcelo Siqueira .... visual effects supervisor
Karina Vanes .... post production coordinator
Ariel Wollinger .... film scanning and recording supervisor
Mariana Zdravca .... post production coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Pedro Eliezer .... additional camera operator
Marco T. Guglielmoni .... Steadicam operator (as Marco Túlio Guglielmoni)
Ulisses Malta .... gaffer
Rodrigo Reis .... second assistant camera
Virgílio Roveda .... additional camera operator
Denner Silva .... electrician
Fernanda Tanaka .... first assistant camera
 
Animation Department
Alessandro Ceglia .... animator
Andy Lyon .... animator
Guilherme Marcondes .... opening animation
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Debora Ceccatto .... assistant costume designer
Alexandre Herchcovitch .... costumes: guest designer
 
Editorial Department
Claudio Colangello .... film recordist
Fábio Fatorelli .... assistant editor
Daniel T. Müller .... post-production assistant
Ely Silva .... color grader
Rodrigo Sousa e Sousa .... color grading assistant
David Block .... colorist (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Patrícia Portaro .... music clearance
Carlos Primati .... musical consultant
 
Other crew
Rodrigo Castellar .... set manager
Marcelo Colaiacovo .... stand-in: José Mojica Marins
Nilcemar Leyart .... continuity
Manuela Mandler .... marketing coordinator
Crounel Marins .... director assistant
Merisol Marins .... director assistant
Ariadne Mazzetti .... commercial attendant
Leandro Scorsafava .... archival supervisor
Roberto Wolf .... stand-in: Jece Valadão
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Encarnação do Demônio" - Brazil (original title)
"Devil's Reincarnation" - USA (literal English title)
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Runtime:
94 min | Argentina:90 min (Mar del Plata Film Festival)
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Coffin Joe:I'll be glad to meet your demons.See more »
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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Hey Joe, where you going' with that big knife in your hand..., 3 July 2012
Author: BA_Harrison from Hampshire, England

I've been an avid horror/exploitation fan for nigh on thirty years, and aware of the work of José Mojica Marins for twenty five of those, and yet this is the first of his films that I've actually seen. What the hell was I thinking? If his other stuff is anywhere near as bats**t insane as Embodiment of Evil (and the flashbacks in this film indicate that they might be) then I've been missing out on some seriously messed up movies.

The belated third film in Marins' Coffin Joe trilogy (the other two being 'At Midnight I'll Take Your Soul' in 1963 and 'This Night I'll Possess Your Corpse' in 1967), Embodiment of Evil sees the director once again growing his fingernails and donning top hat and black cloak to reprise his role as amoral gravedigger Josefel Zanatas (AKA Coffin Joe) who is released from prison after 40 years to continue his ambition to sire a perfect child. To achieve this goal, Joe enlists the help of a hunchback named Bruno and several other sadistic minions, who help him to abduct a series of potential mates, who he 'tests' for suitability by subjecting them to horrific acts of torture.

Marins, a man who clearly hasn't mellowed in his old age, directs and acts with gusto, relishing every nasty moment with sadistic glee, presenting every act in lurid gruesome detail, and throwing in some mind-bending surrealism for good measure. Shocking hellish visions; an endless parade of scared, naked women, broken, humiliated and ravished by Marins' perverse madman; whipping, flaying, branding, gouging, and scalping: the violence on display is depraved and extremely graphic, made all the more unsettling by the very probable use of performers for whom body modification and pain are no strangers; when hooks are inserted into a man's back before he is hoisted into the air, it looks all too real, as does a later scene in which a woman's lips are sewn shut!

To be honest, I still can't believe I bought this film on DVD from my local car-boot sale (they looked like such ordinary, decent folk as well...).

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