Coffin Joe makes his film debut in AT MIDNIGHT I'LL TAKE YOUR SOUL (À
Meia-Noite Levarei Sua Alma), the first installment of the Coffin Joe Trilogy.
Coffin Joe (known as Zé do Caixão, and portrayed by director José Mojica Marins)
is a mysterious undertaker in a small Brazilian town. He frowns upon religion
and is bitter because his wife cannot bear him a child. After violently killing
his wife with a venomous spider, the murder, mutilation and blasphemy escalates
as Joe stops at nothing to find a new woman to continue his evil bloodline. The
town's gypsy has a warning for Coffin Joe... the spirits of those he killed may
return to claim his soul! Will Coffin Joe escape the wrath of the dead and
finally get the child he's always wanted, or will unholy terror claim him for
his hideous crimes?
AT MIDNIGHT I'LL TAKE YOUR SOUL is celebrated as the first true horror film
ever made in Brazil and is extremely graphic and frightening for its time.
Startling, atmospheric and incredibly gruesome, this film is followed by THIS
NIGHT I'LL POSSESS YOUR CORPSE and EMBODIMENT OF EVIL (all available from