À Meia-Noite Levarei Sua Alma (At Midnight I'll Take Your Soul) (1964)
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Critic Reviews for À Meia-Noite Levarei Sua Alma (At Midnight I'll Take Your Soul)
It's a lot of fun, but it's also a serious document of its time and place, a Brazil gripped with fear of God and ghosts.
Well, midnight's as good a time as any.
Audience Reviews for À Meia-Noite Levarei Sua Alma (At Midnight I'll Take Your Soul)
Marins is a great director and creates some powerful imagery, while he has a magnetic presence as the cruel Coffin Joe and the film's dialogue (despite the generally weak acting) is what makes this a memorable Brazilian horror movie that should be rediscovered and remastered.
Brazilian undertaker "Coffin Joe" eats meat on Friday, terrorizes the townspeople, and plots to steal his best friend's fiancee; a gypsy witch is the only person in town who dares to defy him. Like Alex in CLOCKWORK ORANGE, but smarter, Coffin Joe is a terrifying villain because he freely chooses evil---and because he gets such pure pleasure out of other people's suffering.
i watched this on dia de los muertos, which is appropriate as anyone who has seen the film can attest. i have to admit it's quite a lot of fun despite being relentlessly cheesy. the director himself stars as 'coffin joe', the town undertaker, who enjoys mocking good catholics and terrorizing the local women. the 'special' effects are not that special altho i did enjoy the ghost who appeared as if outlined with glitter and paste by kindergarteners. also tarantulas don't actually kill people. good for some laughs tho :)