Embodiment Of Evil review

Traumatic horror set in the favelas of Brazil

Released from a mental hospital after 40 years, hellfire-spouting Charles Manson-alike Coffin Joe (writer/director/star José Mojica Marins) sets out to spread his evil seed through the favelas of São Paulo, “even if it means imploding the cosmos”.

The third instalment in a 45-year franchise, this bonkers Brazilian shocker plays like City Of God remade by Hammer.

Highly sadistic one minute (one victim is forced to eat her own bottom) and silly the next (ditto), it’s like a Vincent Price film for the torture porn generation, albeit closer to the grand guignol of Dr Phibes than the genuine distress of Witchfinder General.

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