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Encarnação do Demônio (Devil's Reincarnation) (Embodiment of Evil) (2009)


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After 40 years in prison, the an gravedigger is released 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.

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It may tickle a type of hardened horror connoisseur, but most will want a shower after seeing it.

July 3, 2009 Full Review Source: Time Out
Time Out
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Imagine Aleister Crowley by way of the Marquis de Sade with a theatrical flamboyance, a voracious blasphemer in a Catholic culture...

April 1, 2011 Full Review Source: Parallax View
Parallax View

Marins turns this final chapter in the character's quest for everlasting life into a Grand Guignol geek show, complete with shocking sequences of vivisection, cannibalism, and sexual sadism.

August 28, 2009 Full Review Source: PopMatters

Much demented laughter and lavish screams of terror decorate José Mojica Marins's outré Brazilian horror.

July 3, 2009 Full Review Source: This is London
This is London

Beginning in prison, ending in a fairground house of horror, and taking in torture chambers, slums and Purgatory on the way, this is the bad-taste trip of a lifetime.

July 3, 2009 Full Review Source: Film4

Hardcore horror fans will no doubt be impressed, but the cultural justification for this level of hateful misogyny must be slim indeed.

July 3, 2009 Full Review Source: Times [UK]
Times [UK]

For delirious offensiveness and imaginative grossout, this film deserves a congratulatory goblet of gore; and the surreal scenes of damnation have real chutzpah.

July 3, 2009 Full Review Source: Guardian

With a script of pure gibberish stitching the pieces together, it's as though Ed Wood Jr, Clive Barker and Hieronymous Bosch had too much absinthe one night and decided to make a home movie.

July 3, 2009 Full Review Source: Sky Movies
Sky Movies

Like a Vincent Price film for the torture porn generation, albeit closer to the grand guignol of Dr Phibes than the genuine distress of Witchfinder General.

July 3, 2009 Full Review Source: Total Film
Total Film

A horror with a sense of its own absurdity, it's a cult classic in the making.

July 3, 2009 Full Review Source: Daily Mirror [UK]
Daily Mirror [UK]

Embodiment of Evil is Brazilian torture porn, dragged from the dungeons of oblivion only because there is a summer "J" in the month and everyone is too hot or de-energised to resist.

July 3, 2009 Full Review Source: Financial Times
Financial Times

It's a very peculiar film indeed, the self-conscious nastiness at odds with Joe's rather bland philosophy of materialism and self-determination.

July 3, 2009 Full Review Source: Independent

A daft mixture of the lurid and the ludicrous.

July 3, 2009 Full Review Source: Daily Express
Daily Express

Distinctive horror flick that doesn't skimp on the gore and nudity and features an amusingly rubbish central character, but it gets very repetitive and runs out of steam about halfway through.

July 3, 2009 Full Review Source: ViewLondon

Grotesque but stylish stuff.

July 3, 2009 Full Review Source: Sunday Mail [UK]
Sunday Mail [UK]

Half the problem with this trippy mix of sadism, satanism and social commentary is that so little is unexpected... [Coffin Joe] is a spent force.

March 18, 2009 Full Review Source: Eye for Film
Eye for Film

Audience Reviews for Encarnação do Demônio (Devil's Reincarnation) (Embodiment of Evil)

Very weak and badly made, dispite of a few scary moments. Encarnacao do Demonio, is one of the worst of Mojica and Coffin Joe. Rotten.
September 19, 2011
Lucas Martins

Super Reviewer

God, I loves me some Coffin Joe. Ole CJ is back and still in search of a woman to birth him a superior child. Along the way we see a vision of Hell/Purgatory, CJ's torture chamber and an insane priest/WWE wrestler. Awesome stuff.
March 15, 2009

Super Reviewer

Apparently a sequel to a couple of other films from the 60's (various clips are shown as flashbacks in the film which is weird because they're all in black and white). You don't need to have seen the others to follow this: very simply Coffin joe is back! It was hardly worth the wait though. There's some terrible acting here, especially from Coffin Joe himself and the mad monk is simply hilarious. This could be a comedy if not for the scenes of torture that permeate the film. For those who have been waiting for the rat scene from American Psycho to be put on film this is for you. Otherwise steer clear.
March 8, 2009
David Sayers

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