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Coffin Joe on The New York Times

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Campy horror film master José Mojica Marins, aka Zé do Caixão or Coffin Joe, is the star of a story just published on the New York Times website by former Brazil correspondent Larry Rohter:

SEATED on a sofa in the living room of his modest apartment here, dressed in shorts and flip-flops, José Mojica Marins seems inoffensive. He is mild mannered and soft-spoken, and nothing suggests he has made a career of writing, acting in and directing provocative horror movies with titles like “Hallucinations of a Deranged Mind.”

But Mr. Mojica’s cinema alter ego, Coffin Joe, a crazed and sadistic undertaker who always appears in a uniform of black, complete with top hat, cape and gruesome fingernails, is a different story altogether.


You will be able to read the full version on the next Sunday paper edition. Or, check this little video summary prepared by Rohter.