Sadder news than usual for this type of thing tonight. It is being reported by several sources the cult Brazilian genre filmmaker José Mojica Marins, best known as Coffin Joe.
He passed away on February 19th. His daughter stated he had been hospitalized with pneumonia for the past three weeks.
Marins had a long and prolific career in South American cinema. His career spanned nearly 60 years. He worked as an actor, writer, and director in the world of bizarro cinema.
The most well-known character he created was that of Coffin Joe. He created the Coffin Joe trilogy, which consisted of At Midnight I’ll Take Your Soul, This Night I’ll Possess Your Corpse, and Embodiment of Evil. The Coffin Joe character was known for his beard, black top hat, black cape, and long fingernails.
He made many films in multiple genres but he will be remembered most for his Coffin Joe films.
Marins was not well known in America but has a cult following worldwide.
Marins has influenced generations of genre filmmakers from around the globe and his films will stand the test of time.
Gone but not forgotten!