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Jose Mojica Marins

Actor-director

Born - 13 March 1936, Sao Paolo, Brazil
Died - 19 February 2020

Small, balding, blackly-bearded, bespectacled Brazilian star of visceral horror films. The son of a cinema manager, he began an acting and directing career in films from 1958. That was undistinguished until in 1964 he was handed the role of Coffin Joe, a homicidal gravedigger whose CV majored in violence, rape and torture. It was a role he was to play, in between pursuing a directorial career, for the rest of his life, becoming his country's first horror-film icon: Adventurer's Fate (1958), *At Midnight I'll Take Your Soul (1964), The Devil of Vila Velha (1966), *This Night I Will Possess Your Corpse (1967), The Prophet of Hunger (1970), *When the Gods Fall Asleep (1972), *Black Exorcism (1974), *The Strange Hostel of Naked Pleasures (1976), The Abyss (1977), Estupro (1979), *Incarnation of the Devil (1981), The Secret of the Mummy (1982), Fatal Hours (1987), Cat from Outer Space (1990), *Babu - Damned Revenge (1996), Tales of Horror (1997), Dr Bartholomew's Sex Clinic (2001), The Mark of Terror (2005), *Embodiment of Evil (2008), Light in Darkness: Return of the Red Light Bandit (2010), Orgy of the Devil (2013), Payback (2015) and *Mosquitoid (2020), his last. He married actress Leny Dark.

* As Coffin Joe