This Night I Will Possess Your Corpse
Guy Maddin Selects
An absolute classic from one of Brazil's most enduring cult directors returns to the screen in full 35mm glory.
In the sequel to At Midnight I'll Take Your Soul, Zé do Caixao (aka Coffin Joe, played by director José Mojica Marins) is cleared of his crimes and sets up as an undertaker in a small Brazilian village. He is immediately derided by the xenophobic locals because of his unholy ways, and might you blame them.
On the search for the perfect woman to bear his son, Zé employs the services of a hunchbacked sidekick, tarantulas and snakes. Before long it's pitchforks for one and all - cue deliciously gory fun!
"The fact that this movie didn't cause a generation of Brazilian film nuts to become moviemakers is almost unbelievable" - Eccentric Cinema
Guy Maddin has nominated This Night I Will Possess Your Corpse as an ideal screening companion for Dracula: Pages from a Virgin's Diary.