José Mojica Marins filmography

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José Mojica Marins (born March 13, 1936) is a Brazilian filmmaker, director, screenwriter, film and television actor and media personality. Marins is also known by his alter ego Zé do Caixão (in English, Coffin Joe).[1][2]

Marins is noted for his trademark low-budget film style, and was known to primarily use friends and amateur actors to portray characters and function as crew. Although primarily known for films of the horror genre, Marins also produced trash cinema, exploitation, drugsploitation, sexploitation (often in the form of pseudo-documentaries), and westerns.[3]


Year Film Credited as
Director Writer Actor Role
1958 God's Sentence
(Sentença de Deus)
Yes Yes Not listed
Adventurer's Fate
(A Sina do Aventureiro)
Yes Yes Yes Gregorio
1960 We Were Brothers (Éramos Irmãos) Yes Not listed
1963 My Destiny In Your Hands
(Meu Destino em Tuas Mãos)
Yes Yes Yes Not listed
At Midnight I'll Take Your Soul
(A Meia Noite eu Levarei sua Alma)
Yes Yes Yes Coffin Joe
1965 Nightmare (Pesadelo) Yes Yes
1966 The Devil of Old Town
(O Diabo de Vila Velha)
Yes Yes Not listed
1967 This Night I'll Possess Your Corpse
(Esta Noite Encarnarei no Teu Cadáver)
Yes Yes Yes Coffin Joe
1968 The Strange World of Coffin Joe
(O Estranho Mundo do Zé do Caixão)
Yes Yes
Trilogy of Terror
(Trilogia do Terror)
Segment "Pesadelo Macabro"
(Macabre Nightmare)
1970 Awakening of the Beast
(O Despertar da Besta)
(O Ritual dos Sadicos)
Yes Yes Yes Coffin Joe
The End of Man
(Finis Hominis)
Yes Yes Yes Finis Hominis
1972 Sex and Blood in the Trail of the Treasure
(Sexo E Sangue na Trilha do Tesouro)
Yes Not listed
The Prophet of Hunger
(O Profeta da Fome)
Yes Ali Fakir
D'Gajão Kills to Avenge
D'Gajão Mata para Vingar)
Yes Yes
When the Gods Fall Asleep
(Quando os Deuses Adormecem)
Yes Yes Yes Finis Hominis
1974 The Virgin and the Macho Man
(A Virgem e o Machão)
The Bloody Exorcism of Coffin Joe
(O Exorcismo Negro)
Yes Yes Yes Coffin Joe
1975 Failure of a Man in the Two Nights of Nuptials
(Fracasso de Um Homem nas Duas Noites de Núpcias)
Yes Yes Not listed
1976 Women of the Violent Sex
(Mulheres do Sexo Violento)
Yes Juarez
The Strange Hostel of Naked Pleasures
(Hospedaria de Prazeres)
Yes Yes Yes Hostel Proprietor
How to Console Widows
(Como Consolar Viúvas)
1977 Hellish Flesh
(Inferno Carnal)
Yes Yes Yes Not listed
1978 The Woman Who Made Doves Fly
(A Mulher Que Põe a Pomba no Ar)
The Marble Goddess (A Deusa de Mármore) Yes Seu Sete Encruzilhada
Hallucinations of a Deranged Mind
(Delírios de um Anormal)
Yes Yes Yes Coffin Joe
1979 Perversion (Estupro!) (Perversão) Yes Yes Yes Vittorio Palestrina
World Market of Sex
(Mundo-mercado do Sexo)
Yes Yes Yes Not listed
1980 A Praga (The Plague) Yes Yes
1984 Fifth Dimension of Sex
(A Quinta Dimensão do Sexo)
Yes Yes Not listed
1985 24 Hours of Explicit Sex
(24 Horas de Sexo Explícito)
1986 The Hour of Fear (A Hora do Medo) Yes Yes Not listed
The Two Faces of a Psychopath
(As Duas Faces de um Psicopata)
(as J. Avelar)
1987 48 Hours of Hallucinatory Sex
(48 Horas de Sexo Alucinante)
Yes Himself
Dr. Frank in the Clinic of the Taras
(Dr. Frank na Clínica das Taras)
Yes Yes
Demons and Wonders
(Demônios e Maravilhas)
Yes Yes Yes Himself
2008 Embodiment of Evil
(Encarnação do Demônio)
Yes Yes Yes Coffin Joe
(Josafel Zanatas)

Films about José Mojica Marins[edit]

Year Film
Director Writer
1976 The Universe of Mojica Marins
(O Universo de José Mojica Marins)
Ivan Cardoso Not listed
2001 Damned - The Strange World of José Mojica Marins
(Maldito - O Estranho Mundo de José Mojica Marins)
André Barcinski
Ivan Finotti
André Barcinski
Ivan Finotti


  1. ^ "José Mojica Marins". IMDb. Retrieved 2008-09-23. 
  2. ^ "Official José Mojica Marins website" (in Portuguese). 2006. Retrieved 2009-01-07. 
  3. ^ Lindsay, Sean (June 30, 2005). "Coleção Zé do Caixão — 50 anos do cinema de José Mojica Marins" (in Portuguese). Retrieved 2008-09-25. 

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