(258) HOUR OF FEAR (1986) Marins & Cavalcanti | Xtreme! + Bonus
original Brazilian [Portuguese] title A HORA
DO MEDO [Time of Fear] [also Hour of Fear]
director: Francisco Cavalcanti and Jose Mojica Marins
starring: Marie Edelgunde Plautz · Alberto Karlinski · Ely and Darcey
Silva · Francisco Cavalcanti · Clery Cunha
1986 Erotic/Gore Thriller is the legendary collaboration
of Brazilian directors Francisco Cavalcanti and Jose Mojica Marins, telling
the story of Alberto, an insane sadist that brutally slaughters women,
and his mother who helps clean up the mess afterwards. This is truly a
remarkable film, in the bloody tradition of Herchell Gordon Lewis [indeed,
inspired by GRUESOME
TWOSOME] starring Marie Edelgunde as Mom with Alberto Karlinski as
her son, also featuring Brazilian starlets Ely & Darcey Silva and
director Cavalcanti as the concerned investigator Salvator [see pic,
above center right].
Mojica Marins met director Francisco Cavalcanti in 1983 during the filming
OF VIRGIN GIRLS in São Paulo. They became immediate friends.
Both directors drifted into hardcore a year later [Marins with Fifth
Dimension of Sex and Cavalcanti with Sex Animals].
HOURS OF HALLUCINATORY SEX in '86, Marins decided he was finished
with explicit adult cinema and his failing health forced him to pull back
on filmmaking in general. Later that year, while Marins was visiting Francisco
in São Paulo, the two men became enthralled with the idea of making
a traditional gore film. Francisco had already begun work on A HORA DO
MEDO [initially written as a hardcore project] but they decided to turn
it into a horror movie. Essentially - for this joint production - Francisco
handled most of the erotic structure while Jose Mojica directed the gore
[ON DISC TWO] A BONUS SHORT FILM:
MAL PASSADO [Extra Bloody or Extra Rare]
director: Julio Wong
Alves · Francisco Cavalcanti · Marieli Sbardelotto · Jose Mojica Marins
· Liz Mzrins
Mojia Marins and Francisco Cavalcanti are featured in Julio Wong's short
film (20 minutes)
about a young man trapped in his new girlfriend's house as her family
prepares for a cannibal feast.
Brazilian [Portuguese] films with optional English subtitles; fullscreen
format, 73 + 20 minutes,
on two DVDs encoded for ALL REGION NTSC WORLD FORMAT.
Extras include original theatrical trailers for both films.
and Male Nudity/Graphic Violence/Gore/Strong Sexual Themes
for Mature Audiences