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Phantoms of Celluloid: Zé do Caixão (Coffin Joe)

Phantoms of Celluloid, the Red Room channel’s new segment about horror/ cult/ bizarre movies, opens with Zé do Caixão (Coffin Joe), a franchise which tick all the boxes. Brazilian cult filmmaker José Mojica Marins stared and directed ten films centred on a Nietzschian undertaker obsessed with finding the perfect woman to carry his offspring, up to the point of being identified as the character. Later, Morins became a TV celebrity hosting horror shows in character, as Zé do Caixão.

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