Friday, July 14, 2017

200 Items Or Less: This Night I'll Possess Your Corpse (1967)

A few thoughts: Coffin Joe is one of the greatest horror characters no one seems to be familiar with. As the second part of a loose trilogy surrounding this character, TNIPYC picks up right where 'At Midnight I'll Take Your Soul' leaves off, practically hitting the reset button and allowing the aforementioned maniac to go right back to his depraved ways; torturing women as a means to determine who might be worthy enough to bear his child. It's part torture porn, part psychological thriller, and part natural horror, and a strong sequel to one of my favorite horror movies of the '60s. Jose Mojica Marins - who wrote, directed, and starred as Coffin Joe - clearly understood how this character needed to function, and with every aspect of the movie built around him, he makes the most of it. But even with how great this character is, the real highlight here is the vibrant and chaotic Hell sequence. This is definitely not an easy movie to describe and isn't quite on the same level as it's predecessor, but it's certainly worth experiencing.

Who would I recommend it to? People who are interested in international horror, early torture porn, and fans of classic '60s horror in general. More people need to become familiar with Coffin Joe.

My grade: B+

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