The Day of the Beast

103 mins.
Directed by Álex de la Iglesia
R
Spanish with subtitles
1995

4K restoration from the original negative, supervised by Álex de la Iglesia.

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.

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.


“If Mel Brooks had directed THE OMEN, it may have come out like this.”—Film Threat