El Día de la bestia (The Day of the Beast)
El Día de la bestia (The Day of the Beast) (1999)

Spanish filmmaker Alex de la Iglesia followed his outlandish sci-fi/horror debut, Accion Mutante, with this colorful apocalypse fantasy about Father Angel (Alex Angulo), a scholarly priest whose intensive research into cabalistic… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: June 18, 1999
DVD Release Date: November 23, 1999
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Critic Score: 80% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Adam Lippe

The film is aware that the plot points are absurd, and de la Iglesia visually tells the story as if it were a mean spirited comic book, but it all plays straight, with no irritating winking.

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Daniel Eagan
Film Journal International

Its mildly blasphemous subject matter, weak special effects, and at times murky storyline make it a tough sell to mainstream audiences anywhere.

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Michael Dequina

One key difference between the film industries in America and Spain: America would never honor a horror comedy with multiple Oscar wins, let alone nominations.

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Flixster Audience Score: 85% Flixster User Reviews
Stella Dallas
hilarious, like a subversive ghostbusters, with great committed performances by alex angulo as the mad priest and especially santiago segura as a heavy metal… More
Pierluigi Puccini
De la Iglesia's perfect blend of horror with the most crazy, outrageous humour. the "three wise men" are superb in their roles, but Santiago… More
Fernando Rafael Quintero Castañeda
Exceptional dark comedy from Almodóvar protegé, Alex de la Iglesia. Shocking, violent and hilarious, EL DIA DE LA BESTIA is endlessly entertaining. De la… More
Tsubaki Sanjuro
Could bennefit from a better resolution (the one it has makes no sense at all) but all the film up to that point is very fun to watch. A "Don Quijote"… More
Luke Baldock
How has this film been around for 14 years without me hearing of it? This is exactly my cup of tea. Original, funny, exciting and dark. The Day of the Beast is… More
Eduardo C
There has never been a film quite like "El Día de la Bestia" before. Hot on the heels of his surprisingly successful "Acción Mutante", Alex… More