Your favorite horror film involving serial killers.
The first Brazilian horror film is a landmark achievement for it's star, writer and director, José Mojica Marins. Filmed on the cheap, the first Coffin Joe movie is quite effective at capturing mood. Everyone in a small town fears the local undertaker named Joe (also known as Zé do Caixão), but is it because he deals with death or is it because he brings death?
In an extremely religious town, Joe is an atheist who rarely shows emotion. He killed his first wife because of her infertility. Joe's life long quest is to find the "perfect woman" and have her bear him a superior child. He kills any woman who is deemed inferior and anyone who gets in the way of his goal.
The bodies start piling up and Joe is starting to gain more suspicion for the increasing number of violent deaths. He remains unpunished for his crimes due to lack of evidence linking Joe to the murders. A gypsy tells Joe that the ghosts of his murdered victims will come back to claim his soul. Will the gypsy's prediction come true? Or will Joe succumb to his own demons? Or will Joe be free to pursue his quest for the perfect woman?
This is a film that will slowly grab you until you are fully invested in the story. The pacing can be a little slow at times, but it creates a chilling tension that propels the film to more than the sum of its parts.
"What is life? It is the beginning of death. What is death? It is the end of life! What is existence? It is the continuity of blood. What is blood? It is the reason to exist!"