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½ February 5, 2019
Not as good as the ratings lead you to believe... its ok. It has humour but isn't a horror. Its a comedy.
June 27, 2018
Another dark but fun flick by Álex de la Iglesia.
February 6, 2015
Dark and hilarious movie about the end of days approaching, and a priest desperate to meet the devil. Of course the Spaniards make a great film...
January 20, 2015
Cutre , fantà stico ,ùnico, uno de los mejores films españoles fantà sticos/horror/comedia de los 90's.
½ January 18, 2015
Divertida, inteligente, original, cruel, ... sin duda uno de los puntos álgidos en la carrera de Alex de la Iglesia, y muy sorprendente teniendo en cuenta que era su segundo filme.

El guión es divertido, y sabe como usar los clichés y tópicos de cosas tan dispares como el heavy metal y los mediums televisivos, para ofrecernos una alocada trama en la que todo o nada es real.

La interpretación de Angulo es sin duda uno de los focos más interesantes, a medio camino entre la excesiva inteligencia y las más pura e inocente ignorancia. Y qué decir de Segura, como ese bobalicón de "buen corazón".

Puede que a un nivel realizativo tampoco destaque mucho, pero De La Iglesia siempre ha destacado más por ofrecer historias interesante que el como las adorna con las imágenes (respetando obras de arte como La Comunidad). Eso sí, la mítica escena del cartel de Schweppes siempre permanecerá en el imaginario cinematográfico español.

Obligatorio visionado.
December 21, 2014
Excellent movie. A must see around Christmas.
February 19, 2014
A watchable yet incredibly stupid horror/comedy.
½ November 19, 2013
What is there not to like about this crazy film?
½ August 29, 2013
Tuesday, August 27, 2013

(1995) El Día de la bestia / The Day Of The Beast
(In Spanish with English subtitles)

Co-written and directed by Álex de la Iglesia which is using a plot device that has already been done before something about the devil and the apocalypse. A priest gets killed on front of another priest after announcing to him that theirs going to be an apocalypse happening in Madrid. He then does despicable acts such as thieving and vandalizing just so he can converse with the devil. There's also a guy on TV who makes money from practicing satanic acts or rituals in which the priest does his best to get in touch with him just so he could get in touch with the devil.

If this was an English speaking movie, then I'm going to have to say that it wouldn't fair as well since it's already been done before and some are many times better such as the Hammer movies which are far more interesting then seeing a bumblehead assuming he can stop something that could possibly be something he created in his head to begin with. And the ending which is a reminiscent to "Don't Look Now" which the build up is for nought.

2 out of 4 stars
½ March 31, 2013
A damn fine comedy horror. Dark, freaky, funny.
January 21, 2013
It's not edgy considering it's a movie about the devil. It's almost funny at some points. It feels more like the scifi channel made a horror film.
December 25, 2012
Brilliant, original, funny, outrageous and innovative !
½ December 23, 2012
This very good movie talks about a priest who decides to make the bad around him. I liked due to the metal references in the movie.
November 4, 2012
Si on ne connait pas Alex de la Iglesia, realisateur pourtant absolument genial, ca ne donne pas vraiment envie.
Et pourtant ce film est un bijou, l'histoire d'un cure qui essaye de rencontrer le diable pour empecher l'Apocalypse, en compagnie de Jose-Maria, fan de Death Metal, et d'un charlatan de television...
Les personnages sont tous excellents, c'est bourre d'humour noir et c'est tres drole!!
½ November 3, 2012
Sacrílega y fresca, más que una blasfemia es una crítica adornada con satanismo y apocalipsis.
Super Reviewer
½ November 1, 2012
hilarious, like a subversive ghostbusters, with great committed performances by alex angulo as the mad priest and especially santiago segura as a heavy metal fan enlisted to help prevent the apocalypse
August 30, 2012
Una comedia satanica, deberian haber mas como esta.
½ August 26, 2012
This movie is awesome!!! I picked it up at a movie rental place getting rid of its vhs and I couldn't believe I had never heard of this!
August 4, 2012
It's a fresh take on a tired theme specially when you consider the deep, and I mean deep layers underneath the devil story. The performances are also great and Alex de la Iglesia has style and class rarely any director of the new generation has.
½ July 30, 2012
lo mas flojo que e visto de este director.
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