THE DAY OF THE BEAST
Director: Álex de la Iglesia Run Time: 103 min. Release Year: 1995 Language: Spanish
Starring: Álex Angulo, Armando De Razza, Nathalie Seseña, Santiago Segura, Terele Pávez
“If Mel Brooks had directed “The Omen”, it may have come out like this.” — Film Threat
In between his debut ACCIÓN MUTANTE and his proudly depraved PERDITA DURANGO, writer/director Álex de la Iglesia (HBO’s “30 Coins”) delivered a “classic of modern Spanish cinema” (Screen Anarchy), winning six Goya Awards including Best Director.
When a rogue priest (PAN’S LABYRINTH’s Álex Angulo) discovers the exact date The Antichrist will be born, he enlists a Death Metal record store clerk and a cheesy TV psychic for an urban spree of “gore, sacrilege and twisted humor” (San Francisco Examiner) to prevent the Apocalypse by summoning Satan himself. A 4K restoration from the original negative, supervised by the director himself!
Restoration courtesy of Severin Films and the American Genre Film Archive.