The Night of the Virgin (Spain, 2016)

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The Night of the Virgin – original title: La Noche del Virgin – is a 2016 Spanish comedy horror film directed by Roberto San Sebastián, making his feature debut, from a screenplay by Guillermo Guerrero. It stars Javier Bódalo, Miriam Martín, Víctor Amilibia.

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At a New Year’s Eve party, Nico, a naive twenty-year-old, sets out ready to lose his virginity at all costs that same night. In the middle of the party, his gaze crosses Medea, a cunning and attractive mature woman…

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Reviews:

“In any normal sex comedy, our lead would have found out that love is more important than sex and that what he thinks he wants isn’t what he actually wants. In The Night of the Virgin, the former never comes into play, but the latter absolutely rings true. What follows as this night goes on is a never-ending onslaught of wince-inducing, stomach-churning hijinks that have to be seen to be believed.” Daniel Baldwin, Bloody Disgusting

“At nearly two hours, this feels protracted but its finale depends on overkill as Nico loses several virginities and undergoes extreme body horror transformations (via gloopy physical effects) which evoke the young Peter Jackson or David Lynch […] Troma style sick-com has had a modest revival lately (cf: Night of Something Strange) but this deserves extra points for being more concentrated and focused than most of its rivals…” The Kim Newman Web Site

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“It’s a comedy. A light-hearted romp that just so happens to be carved into a seriously bloody template. Everything Sebastián does is to bring an extra layer of laughs. He’s not trying to offend or ridicule. There’s nothing particularly political or standoffish about his film at all; he’s simply delivering comedy-horror in its finest form. Pure, crowd-pleasing fun.” Ben Robins, Flickering Myth

” …it’s clearly crafted with visual skill. Midnight cinema has always been about the marginalized, the “other,” and this film’s premise will speak to anyone who’s been lonely enough to go home with someone they regret. These notions are largely thrown to the wayside by the end in favor of explosive bodily fluids, however.” Ben Larned, Daily Dead

Filming locations:

Bilbao, Vizcaya, País Vasco, Spain

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Categories: 2016, body horror, comedy horror, Spanish

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