Coffin Joe is back in This Night I’ll Possess Your Corpse. Turns out he didn’t die at the end of the first film. He simply had to go to the local hospital to recover from blindness and mental trauma. This is the 2nd in a trilogy of Coffin Joe films from Brazil, the first being At Midnight I’ll Take Your Soul which I reviewed earlier. This is a very successful follow up released 4 years after the first film
Joe once again is on the search for the perfect woman and this time he even has an assistant. A hunchback named Bruno. Still in his quest to have an immortal child he this time kidnaps six woman and tortures all of them. He figures the one that does not break will be the one to bear his seed. One woman named Marcia does remain in the end, but she refuses to have anything to do with Joe after he throws the other 5 women in a pit of snakes.
Luckily for Joe he catches the eye of another woman who happens to be the daughter of the local Colonel. Her name is Laura and she actually falls in love with Coffin Joe. Her father and brother want her to have nothing to do with Joe however so he brutally murders her brother. The Colonel soon rallies the villagers together to go after Joe for the brutal killing spree he has been on.
This is another fantastic well-made film that never stops. Featuring one of the most mesmerizing dream sequences I have ever seen in which Joe is dragged to a graveyard and sent to hell only to find out he is the devil is not only chilling but effective in showing what a monster Coffin Joe truly is. The fact the sequence is in color only adds to the horrifying yet art house feel of the film.
Murder, violence, and gore it has everything a horror fan would want. Even though it was made in 1967 it is still leaps and bounds better than most things currently out now. This one was also picked up by Synapse and features many special features
35mmNegative scan supervised by director Jose Mojica Marins
The Making of This Night I’ll Possess Your Corpse
A visit to the Coffin Joe Museum
The Universe of Mojica Marins
Interview with Jose Mojica Marins
Introduction to the film by Coffin Joe
Original theatrical trailer
Optional English subtitles and chapter selections
Again this is a must own for any fan of the horror genre. Pick it up now.
Overall 4out of 5 Stars