A heavy-metal fan (Santiago Segura) and a psychic (Armando De Razza) help a priest (Alex Angulo) seek the infant Antichrist in Madrid at Christmas.
Part black comedy, part lurid cartoon, part paranoid theological melodrama with a heavy metal undercurrent, this is the Spanish hyperthyroid tale of a scholarly priest, Father Angel, whose studies of the Apocrypha have convinced him that the Antichrist
is to be born in Madrid before dawn on Christmas. A splendidly blasphemous horror-comedy about nothing less than the birth of the Antichrist.
This film is part of Comedy Genius, a nationwide season led by BFI, the Independent Cinema Office and BFI Film Audience network, supported by funds from the National Lottery. For more screenings go to bficomedy.co.uk.
This second feature by naughty Spanish director Alex de la Iglesia turns out to be a splendidly blasphemous horror-comedy about nothing less than the birth of the Antichrist.DAILY TELEGRAPH