The first film with the character Zé do Caixão (Coffin Joe), was also the first horror film produced in Brazil. Shot in only 13 days, on a shoestring budget with a cast of non-professional actors, it remains as an undisputed classic of Brazilian cinema and one of the biggest box-office successes in the country’s history. The film tells the story of Zé, an evil gravedigger who terrorizes a small town in his quest for the “perfect woman” that will bear him the “perfect child”. Zé kills and tortures, only to be haunted by the spirits of his victims. The film was banned in several states in Brazil, accused of violence and blasphemy.