AT MIDNIGHT I WILL TAKE YOUR SOUL

The film debut of Coffin Joe was also the first true horror film made in Brazil. Shot in only 13 days, on a shoestring budget with a cast of non-professional actors, the result is astonishing. Marins both directs and stars in this nihilistic chiller, playing a sadistic village undertaker who terrorizes a small religious community… Continue reading AT MIDNIGHT I WILL TAKE YOUR SOUL

END OF MAN

A departure from his Coffin Joe character, Marins plays a strange messianic figure who emerges out of the ocean one day, and does his part to spread kindness and love wherever he goes. Going by the name of Finis Hominis, we witness Marins travelling across his native Brazil performing acts of healing and other Christ-like… Continue reading END OF MAN

THE DEVILS – THE DIRECTOR’S CUT

Starring Oliver Reed and Vanessa Redgrave, and with a stunning, anachronistic set design by Derek Jarman, Ken Russell’s (Mahler, Tommy and Gothic) typically flamboyant approach turns the film into a wild orgy of sex, violence and high camp spectacle. Behind this baroque imagery lies the film’s real force: “The Devils” is unparalleled in its delineation… Continue reading THE DEVILS – THE DIRECTOR’S CUT

AWAKENING OF THE BEAST

Banned in Brazil for more than 20 years and referred to as the ultimate cinematic acid trip, this is one of the most bizarre and eccentric films ever made. A more complex and multi-layered work than its predecessors, the film sees Marins blurring the boundaries between himself and his Coffin Joe creation. A sinister psychiatrist… Continue reading AWAKENING OF THE BEAST