This excerpt from the ultra-low budget 1982 horror by Brazilian basement auteur certainly holds up well today. Cardoso surfaced on the radar of American horror fans with an early '90s Something Weird Video release called NOSFERATU IN BRAZIL which compiled a number of Cardoso's films.
Those expecting something more akin to the work of his countryman Jose Mojica Marins (who appears in this film), were disappointed. It's more Kuchar than Coffin Joe, and it has a sincerity than will never go out of fashion. Most surprisingly, perhaps, is the presence of THE SECOND MOTHER standout Regina Casé.
Looking forward to seeing the entire film someday. If anybody has it, send it along.