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AT MIDNIGHT I’LL TAKE YOUR SOUL (1964) – Episode 176 – Decades of Horror: The Classic Era

“What is life? It is the beginning of death. What is death? It is the end of life! What is existence? It is the continuity of blood. What is blood? It is the reason to exist!” But what about that rash? Join this episode’s Grue-Crew – Chad Hunt, Daphne Monary-Ernsdorff, and Jeff Mohr along with guest host Gregory Crosby – as they discuss At Midnight I’ll Take Your Soul (1964, À Meia Noite Levarei Sua Alma), Brazil’s first horror film and the first Coffin Joe film.

Decades of Horror: The Classic Era
Episode 176 – At Midnight I’ll Take Your Soul (1964)

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Zé do Caixão (known in English-speaking countries as Coffin Joe) is an undertaker who believes that he can achieve immortality by having a son, a concept he refers to as “the continuation of blood.”

Are you a fan of Coffin Joe (Zé do Caixão) films? If you’ve never seen one, this podcast episode is for you. Guest host Gregory Cosby returns, joining Grue-Crew members Jeff, Daphne, and Chad, to introduce, review, and examine the world of Brazilian writer, director, actor, José Mojica Marins in the first installment of the Coffin Joe trilogy, At Midnight I’ll Take Your Soul (1964). What madness awaits? Join in to find out!

At the time of this writing, At Midnight I’ll Take Your Soul is available for streaming from Shudder and Arrow as well as various PPV sources. The film is also available on physical media in the Blu-ray format in Inside the Mind of Coffin Joe Collector’s Set (6 discs) from Arrow Video.

Gruesome Magazine’s Decades of Horror: The Classic Era records a new episode every two weeks. Up next in their very flexible schedule, as chosen by Whitney in a return appearance, is Dr. Satan (1966), a horror film from Mexico directed by Miguel Morayta. Whitney’s picks are always interesting so we can’t wait to check out this film and get back together to do the Grue Crew thang.

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Jeff Mohr
Jeff lives smack dab in the middle of the cornfields of Iowa and is a long-time horror fan. His first remembered encounters with the genre were The Wizard of Oz, Tarzan gorilla chases, and watching the first broadcast of The Twilight Zone episode, "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge." While he now qualifies as an old fart, he strives to be an Old Boy. Paraphrasing Robert Bloch, he has the heart of a small boy. He keeps it in a jar on his desk. Jeff has written for and SQ Horror Magazine. He currently writes for Gruesome Magazine and is a co-host of the Decades of Horror podcasts - The Classic Era, 1970s, and 1980s - and the Gruesome Magazine Podcast.