The Day of the Beast (film)

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The Day of the Beast
Dayofthebeast.jpg
Theatrical release poster by Oscar Mariné
Directed by Álex de la Iglesia
Produced by Andrés Vicente Gómez
Written by Jorge Guerricaechevarría
Álex de la Iglesia
Starring Álex Angulo
Armando De Razza
Santiago Segura
Maria Grazia Cucinotta
Music by Battista Lena
Cinematography Flavio Martínez Labiano
Edited by Teresa Font
Release dates 20 October 1995
Running time 103 min.
Country Spain
Italy
Language Spanish
Budget $1,500,000

The Day of the Beast (Spanish: El día de la Bestia) is a 1995 Spanish black comedy horror action film co-written and directed by Álex de la Iglesia and starring Álex Angulo, Armando De Razza and Santiago Segura.

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In the story, the Puerta de Europa towers are said to be shaped as a diabolical signature and the place of birth of the Antichrist.

The story revolves around a Basque Roman Catholic priest dedicated to committing as many sins as possible (Angulo), a death metal salesman from Carabanchel (Segura), and the Italian host of a TV show on the occult (De Razza). By committing multiple sins, the priest hopes to sell his soul, so that he can be at the birth of the Antichrist and kill it before it can destroy the world. The priest and the death metal salesmen kidnap the host, so he can help them in summoning the devil. The ritual requires the blood of a virgin and while on his quest to get it, the priest accidentally kills the salesmen's mother and close friend. During the ritual, in which the main characters go on an "acid trip", the devil manifests and, not being fooled by the priests actions, he does not reveal the location of the Antichrist. The trio eventually track down the birthplace of the Antichrist. The salesman is killed by the Antichrist and the devil's minions attack and badly burn the host, but the priest is able to kill them and the Antichrist. After the events, the priest and the host become homeless drifters.

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