The Day of the Beast


1h 43m 1995

Brief Synopsis

An update of the "Don Quixote" story about a scholarly priest and his "metalhead" sidekick. Father Angel is convinced by his studies of the Apocrypha that the Antichrist is to be born in Madrid before dawn on Christmas Eve. With only hours to spare, he enlists the aid of Jose Maria, a body-pierced a

Film Details

Also Known As
Day of the Beast, Dia de la Bestia, El, El Dia de la Bestia, jour de la bĂȘte
MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Comedy
Horror
Release Date
1995
Distribution Company
TRIMARK/TRIMARK PICTURES

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 43m

Synopsis

An update of the "Don Quixote" story about a scholarly priest and his "metalhead" sidekick. Father Angel is convinced by his studies of the Apocrypha that the Antichrist is to be born in Madrid before dawn on Christmas Eve. With only hours to spare, he enlists the aid of Jose Maria, a body-pierced and tatooed owner of a heavy metal record shop, and Cavan, the popular host of the occult-themed television show "The Dark Side," as he sets out to sell his soul to Satan in exchange for the death of the infant Antichrist.

Film Details

Also Known As
Day of the Beast, Dia de la Bestia, El, El Dia de la Bestia, jour de la bĂȘte
MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Comedy
Horror
Release Date
1995
Distribution Company
TRIMARK/TRIMARK PICTURES

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 43m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of six 1996 Goya Awards, including Best Director (de la Iglesia), New Actor (Segura), Production Design, Sound, Sound Effects, and Makeup.

Released in United States 1995

Released in United States 1996

Released in United States 1998

Released in United States February 1996

Released in United States June 18, 1999

Released in United States on Video November 23, 1999

Released in United States Winter December 23, 1998

Shown at American Film Market (AFM) in Los Angeles February 29 - March 8, 1996.

Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (market) February 15-26, 1996.

Shown at Seattle International Film Festival May 21 - June 14, 1998.

Shown at Venice Film Festival (Venetian Nights) August 30 - September 9, 1995.

Released in United States 1995 (Shown at Venice Film Festival (Venetian Nights) August 30 - September 9, 1995.)

Released in United States 1996 (Shown at American Film Market (AFM) in Los Angeles February 29 - March 8, 1996.)

Released in United States 1996 (Shown in Los Angeles (American Cinematheque) as part of program "Recent Spanish Cinema" February 29 - March 7, 1996.)

Released in United States 1998 (Shown at Seattle International Film Festival May 21 - June 14, 1998.)

Released in United States February 1996 (Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (market) February 15-26, 1996.)

Released in United States June 18, 1999 (Cinema Village; New York City)

Released in United States on Video November 23, 1999

Released in United States Winter December 23, 1998 (LA)