Day of the Beast – Spain, 1995

Day of the Beast

The Day of the Beast – aka El día de la Bestia – is a 1995 Spanish black comedy horror film directed by Álex de la Iglesia and featuring Santiago Segura and Álex Angulo.

A Basque priest finds by means of a cabalistic study of the bible that the anti-christ is going to be born on Christmas day in Madrid. Helped by a heavy-metal fan and by the showman of a TV esoteric program, he will try to invoke the devil to find out the place of birth and kill the baby…

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Reviews:

“Often overlooked as a mere comedy, El Día de la Bestia is an excellent movie that can stand proudly as one of the best (or maybe THE best) horror movies that Spain has given to the world in a long, long time.” J Luis Rivera, Cult Reviews

The Day of the Beast is not for the timid. And subtlety has no place here. I wouldn’t want  it any other way. At one point, our anti-hero priest asks Jose to spin a Death Metal album backwards. He’s looking for a hidden unholy message. Jose argues that there’s no need. Just hit play and all the blasphemy that you need is right there.” Matt M, Digital RetributionDay of the Beast DVD

 

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