The Day of the Beast

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A heavy-metal fan (Santiago Segura) and a psychic (Armando De Razza) help a priest (Alex Angulo) seek the infant Antichrist in Madrid at Christmas.

Cast & Crew

Álex Angulo
Cura
Armando De Razza
Profesor Cavan
Santiago Segura
José María
Nathalie Seseña
Mina
Saturnino Garcia
Sacerdote anciano
Alex de la Iglesia
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Jorge Guerricaechevarría
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Alex de la Iglesia
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Fernando de Garcillán
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Carmen Martínez
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Battista Lena
Original Music
Flavio Labiano
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Critic Reviews for El Día de la bestia (The Day of the Beast)

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (2) | Fresh (9) | Rotten (3)

Audience Reviews for El Día de la bestia (The Day of the Beast)

  • Sep 01, 2009
    Exceptional dark comedy from Almodóvar protegé, Alex de la Iglesia. Shocking, violent and hilarious, EL DIA DE LA BESTIA is endlessly entertaining. De la Iglesia takes a classic formula and sets it in Madrid to interesting results. Alex Angulo, Santiago Segura and Armando de Razza play a triad of unique characters that compliment each other perfectly, bringing the amazing story by De la Iglesia and Jorge Guerricaechevarría to life.
    Fernando Rafael Q Super Reviewer
  • Aug 29, 2009
    How has this film been around for 14 years without me hearing of it? This is exactly my cup of tea. Original, funny, exciting and dark. The Day of the Beast is about a priest that begins committing sins so that he can contact Satan and trick him into revealing the future birth place of the Antichrist. Thus, allowing him to kill the child and prevent the apocalypse. The film begins with our "hero", a very loose term as he must be evil to save the world, doing stuff such as stealing change from beggars, pushing mimes off high platforms and keying peoples cars. As the end of days approaches, his acts become even more dark, but are always handled with a dark sense of humour. On his way he picks up two followers and the three of them create a very memorable cinematic trio. The film succeeds with a spot-on tone. It's never cheesy, too far-fetched or too serious. It knows when to drive the plot forward and when to sit back and have some fun. It also has some kickass music and memorable death scenes.
    Luke B Super Reviewer
  • Nov 16, 2007
    hilarious, like a subversive ghostbusters, with great committed performances by alex angulo as the mad priest and especially santiago segura as a heavy metal fan enlisted to help prevent the apocalypse
    Stella D Super Reviewer
  • Sep 18, 2007
    Could bennefit from a better resolution (the one it has makes no sense at all) but all the film up to that point is very fun to watch. A "Don Quijote" spoof with a heavy metal fan instead of Sancho, and and all the demonic imagery you could ask for.
    Tsubaki S Super Reviewer

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