Coffin Joe - Awakening of the Beast 2003 Horror Movie Review
Horror movies Review
Jose Marins, Ze de Caixao in Brazil, and Coffin Joe to us, makes surreal, disturbing, wacky films, and is a genuine indie filmmaker. This film, the 3rd Coffin Joe opus, is out of left field, and is almost experimental in its near plotless surreal collection of druggie imagery and sexual weirdness. Marins deserves far more attention as a filmmaker than he gets, for he is a true original. I don’t quite know what to make of this film, but i enjoyed watching it. The plot has something to do with a doctor’s theories on drugs and sexual perversity, and involves experiments on junkies. I think, anyway. Marins appears as Coffin Joe and as Marins the director, giving this film a self-referential element that was new when this film was made. Great Brazilian tropicalia soundtrack, akin to the sounds of Os Mutantes and other way out groups, this is a one of a kind piece of film. Not for everybody’s tastes, but for fans of eccentric film, a must.