My first entry for Hidden Horrors You Must See was a review of “At Midnight I’ll Take Your Soul,” the first film in the “Coffin Joe Trilogy” from Brazilian filmmaker José Mojica Marins. This time let’s take a look at the second film “This Night I’ll Possess Your Corpse,” a fantastic film that is just as good as its forerunner.
Taking place directly after the events of “At Midnight I’ll Take Your Soul,” we find Coffin Joe in a hospital in bad shape. After he is found not guilty of all his crimes and murders he returns to his village with the same goal in mind: have a son and continue his bloodline. Joining him on his quest is his hunchbacked sidekick/henchmen Bruno. The two start kidnapping women in the village and putting them through a series of tests to see which one is best qualified to help continue his bloodline.
Many horror films wish they could match this film in terms of its originality, atmosphere and character development. In fact this title fucking kills the generic horror films of today by containing all of those characteristics just mentioned and using them quite well. The tone of this movie is really blasphemous and dirty. I would describe the movie as if a Slayer or Venom record was made into a movie. You metal heads know what I am talking about. I mentioned this in the “At Midnight I’ll Take Your Soul” review but it is worth mentioning again: Coffin Joe is a great character and an underrated horror icon.
There are many great and memorable scenes in the film. At one point Coffin Joe is dragged to hell. While the film is shot in black and white it switches to color for this sequence, which is very artsy and not to be forgotten. There is another creepy scene where an army of snakes and tarantulas crawl up the arms of the sleeping women Coffin Joe has kidnapped.
If you love old school horror films, great horror in general, or you liked “At Midnight I’ll Take Your Soul,” then you will definitely like this one. A great sequel to a great film. Check it out!