Ghost Killers vs. Bloody Mary (Brazil, 2018) – Episode 14

Cinemassacre’s Monster Madness is a yearly series of horror movie reviews produced by Cinemassacre Productions and airing around the month of October. This series is hosted by James Rolfe. This is episode 14 of Monster Madness “Around the World!”

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  • Papaco
    October 14, 2021 at 12:48 pm

    the toilet thing kinda is a thing here, “loira do banheiro” isnt actually bloody mary, its kinda the same but if you translate what i said is “blonde from the bathroom”, same idea but a little more related to bathrooms i think

  • The Nostalgia Factor
    October 14, 2021 at 1:08 pm

    Speaking of Brazil, Texas de Brazil has amazing food. Meat served to you on a sword is always a win!

  • Kung Fu Werewolf
    October 14, 2021 at 1:15 pm

    Bloody Mary is also a big part of the urban legend scene around kids in México too.

  • 2DXD
    October 14, 2021 at 1:49 pm

    I like how everywhere there’s a female ghost in the bathroom, in the US is Bloody Mary, in Brasil is Loira do banheiro (blonde from the bathroom) and in Japan is Hanako-san, and even if they have differente summoning methods, all of them requires actions done 3 times, like Loira do banheiro you say her name 3 times in the mirror and flush 3 times, and Hanako-san you knock 3 times in the third bathroom stall in the third floor

  • Igor F.
    October 14, 2021 at 2:26 pm

    (:

  • Dark Oliveira
    October 14, 2021 at 2:27 pm

    Well, unfortunately the cast is well envolved with political scandals here in Brazil, Danilo Gentili is one of most prolific right wing humorists, if you call the program he does on TV as humorristic, and the principal is Sikera Jr, one of the most disgusting human beings to live on Earth and present a policial program being racist, homophobic, and worst if all, one of President Bolsonaro’s first-line supporters… Ew.

    But a good pick whatsoever, Brazilian cinema scene is lacking on a thing we call “terrir”, just like the Scary Movie franchise!

  • Maurício Maia
    October 14, 2021 at 2:30 pm

    Man!!! How good it is to see someone like you talk about this movie!! Thank You for the importance that you give to our country work, Mojica and Coffin Joe!!

    Ok! Moving on…

    Here in Brazil, the tale of the girl in the bathroom is all over the place. But.. it has different version in different states and locations. The one saw in this movie is concentrated in the SouthEast portion of the country.

    The actors work starring and co-starring in one Talk Show known as The Noite (playing with the pronunciation of the word “The”, that sounds like “De” Noite… that means something like “at night” or “by night”).

    Ok! Closing this commentary now…

    Love your work and all the guys you hang along.

    Ohhh… now a tip… It was released here in Brazil a series telling the life of Jose Mojica! Very well made!!! The actor who plays Mojica is spot on!! And the series follows the same mood of Mojica’s work!!! If you want… we can think a way to get it for you!!

    Ok! Now it’s over!!! Keep on going!!!

    P.S.> Sorry for the english!!!! See y’all!!!

  • Dark Oliveira
    October 14, 2021 at 2:30 pm

    And I forget! The Brazilian Bloody Mary legend envolves going to a certain stall on the girls’ bathroom, say her name three times and flush the toilet, not going to see in the mirror most of the times!

  • cassigoras
    October 14, 2021 at 3:32 pm

    You should also check ”Nervo craniano zero”(2012). Its a very underated horror movie with a heavy Re-animator influence. Just don’t watch the trailer, for some reason they put an awful scream during the whole trailer and it ruins everything.

  • César Monte
    October 14, 2021 at 3:56 pm

    Its great to see a brazilian movie on the list James. Besides Coffing Joe, we don’t have to much popular horror movies.
    Here’s same recent examples that I think it’s worth it:

    Morto Não Fala (2018)
    O Animal Cordial (2017)
    As Boas Maneiras (2017)

  • Thiago Nunes Costa
    October 14, 2021 at 4:01 pm

    It has the same idea… Well, I didn’t watch the movie, what I know is there are different versions of this urban legend. Some times named “Loira do banheiro” (Blonde from the restroom), “Loira do algodão” (Cotton Blonde), “Loira Fantasma” (Blonde Ghost).

    Each of them has different descriptions for their appearance and the rules for summon the ghost vary from region to region of the country. In one version you can do the “ritual” in any bathroom in front of a mirror saying her name three times, in another version you don’t need a mirror, but you have to lock yourself in a restroom cabin, shout out loud curse words, kick the toilet and then flush it three times.

    The first version I heard, at in young age, was the Cotton Blonde combined with the restroom cabin ritual. I never made any of these rituals, but I’d like to say a few things about the common description of the ghost itself.

    It is said that the ghost has cotton stuffed in its mouth and nose, has red eyes that constantly shed bloody tears, and has razor blades under its tongue. I also heard that the ghost takes out the razor from its mouth and kills you by cutting you in the jugular. It’s said that you will be confined in a tiny space with the ghost, so there is zero time to react and you will be frozen by fear.

    I’ve found this 2013 article about the urban legend stating the legend start spreading in Brazil in the mid 1970’s.
    Article link: https://f5.folha.uol.com.br/saiunonp/2013/09/1335664-loira-do-algodao-espalha-panico-e-faz-vitimas-em-sp-e-pr.shtml

  • Luan
    October 14, 2021 at 4:23 pm

    I didn’t know this movie.

    I don’t even like Danilo Gentili (the main actor), but I got to watch this one.

    Cheers from Brazil 🇧🇷

  • Luiz Nascimento
    October 14, 2021 at 4:59 pm

    Cool movie, happy to see a film from Brazil here.

  • Diogo Vianna
    October 14, 2021 at 5:53 pm

    Danilo Gentili is a humorist from Brazil . He has a show called the noite (the night). Its a huge sucess here.
    This year, he did a series from this movie.
    The brazilian mithology is very complex and sometimes bizarre. Its a mix from europian, african and south american native legends.
    The brazilian governament creates the brazilian folclore day (dia do folclore brasileiro ou dia do saci). Its octomber 31, same halloween day, because “the north american culture is making brazilians forget our own culture “.
    November 2 (dia dos mortos) is more important for us but no so important than mexicans with dia del los muertos.

    I like your work in movies and videogames. Make the memory this movies alive.

    Diogo

  • TAGibby
    October 14, 2021 at 7:22 pm

    It looked to me like the fetus was just urinating. At least I pray to god that it was just urinating.

  • Igorsan
    October 14, 2021 at 8:05 pm

    Maybe the correct translation is Toilet Blonde, but its pretty much the same thing. And the main actors are comedians, just like Ghost Busters.

  • Navin .G
    October 14, 2021 at 8:42 pm

    Hanako of the Toilet is also a urban myth from Japan similar to this .

  • Fabrício
    October 14, 2021 at 9:02 pm

    Yes, it’s a common legend in Brazil. I’m from Rio and have made a small research regarding the legend’s origins and found out it supposedly originated in São Paulo, in a specific school around the 19th century. A girl was forced to marry at the age of 14, so when she was 18 she ran away to Europe. After passing away at the age of 26, her family requested her body to be transferred back to Brazil. Anyway, a school was built over her old mansion. Oh and the legend is called “bathrooms’ blonde”, or something like it in Brazil.

  • Bruno M.
    October 14, 2021 at 9:05 pm

    I was expecting any of the coffin joe’s movies, but this one looks nice too.

  • Leo Nunes
    October 14, 2021 at 9:11 pm

    So, I am a fan from Brazil and the blood Mary legend that I heard also involves flushing the toilet 3 times… but this may vary according to each region.. Nice tribute to Coffin Joe (Zé do Caixão) on the beginning of the review.. I am friend of the family and been on his funeral last year.. a true legend but definitely more celebrated outside Brazil

  • Leonardo
    October 14, 2021 at 10:22 pm

    To clarify: the original title is “loira do banheiro”(blonde girl in the bathroom) which is a brazilian urban legend about a ghost that haunts the bathrooms of a school in São Paulo. The legend was created when a girl died of unknown causes and later a school was built where her house used to be, sparking rumors that her body was buried beneath it and she now haunts the schools bathrooms.
    The english translated title probably approximated it to the closest legend know to english-speakers.

  • Indica
    October 15, 2021 at 1:10 am

    Yeah, as a kid, our Bloody Mary legend involved turning the lights off, turning the sink on, flushing the toilet, spinning around, and saying Bloody Mary 5 times. SoCal circa the late 80s.

  • kled
    October 15, 2021 at 2:09 am

    The mind behind this film is Danilo Gentili he is a stand up comedian and hosts the biggest talk show on Brazilian TV atm. would be great to see you being interviewed by him as he is a great fan of your work too.

  • Tom Bowman
    October 15, 2021 at 4:23 am

    Thank you James I found this movie it is currently streaming on Shudder.

  • Lucas Yan Rodrigues Santos
    October 15, 2021 at 4:25 am

    Yes, It is a common Brazilian legend. It’s Very common here this kind of things. I have no Idea why, but they do. I have some trivia for you James, did you know that the main actor Danilo Gentili makes a stand up comedies? And he has a talk show here in Brazil too. He is one of the best of the genre that we have here!

    I love your Vídeos! Hugs from Brazil!!!

  • César Monte
    October 15, 2021 at 8:34 am

    Its a good surprise a brazil movie on the list James. We don’t usually have popular horror movies here.
    I think these are worth checking out:

    As Boas Maneiras (2017)
    O Animal Cordial (2017)
    Morto Não Fala (2018)

  • Foo Bar
    October 15, 2021 at 9:51 am

    Danilo Gentili is a famous talk show host in Brazil. He’s a humble guy.

  • Enrique
    October 15, 2021 at 2:16 pm

    Watched it, free on Vudu with ads, but subtitles are a bit off.

  • Baggzey23
    October 15, 2021 at 4:15 pm

    That fetus part was something else, still racking my head around that

  • Julio
    October 15, 2021 at 4:22 pm

    Tge actor are from a talk show here in brazil rhey are the ones that are pushing the envelop to more risk things to movie apin off to a tv show too by the way you are sayng coffin joe’s name wrong the j is to sound like joseph not rose like in spanish

  • Dan
    October 15, 2021 at 7:01 pm

    Hey James,

    I’m also brazilian, and I don’t want to repeat everything people already said about the movie and its context.

    I strongly believe that, besides Coffin Joe, the horror genre has never been very popular here. The majority of great movies from Brazil are usually social/critic dramas, such as City of God (Cidade de Deus), City of Men (Cidade dos Homens), Central Station (Central do Brasil), Pixote: The Law of the Weakest (Pixote: A Lei do Mais Fraco), Bacurau, Carandiru etc.

    In the “suspense” genre, however, I’d strongly recommend you to watch Praça Paris (2017). It’s also a social/critic drama, but the suspense twist the movie have it’s great!

    I hope you find some time to watch those movies (if you already haven’t), and it would be so great if you could do some movie reviews about those, specially Pixote, City of God and Carandiru!

    Thanks and congratulations on the amazing work!

  • Artie Oliveira
    October 15, 2021 at 8:51 pm

    Speaking of “terrir”, James, you should check some flicks by ivan Cardoso (kinda apprentice from Mojica), e.g “As Sete Vampiras” and “O Segredo da Múmia” (the latter has a cameo from Mojica as a prophet in the very beginning).

    Also, we here have our own SOV movement, lead by Petter Baierstorf (and his Troma-based Canibal Filmes) and Gurcius Gewdner, from “Pazúcus – Island of Vomit and Despair”.

  • Luis Eduardo Nery
    October 15, 2021 at 11:45 pm

    This movie is amazing, very funny!!! I am making an unofficial game about this movie.

  • cilimandra
    October 16, 2021 at 1:04 am

    I already knew brazilians would flood the comments so im not gonna explain the blonde girl from the bathroom thing, but im really happy to see this movie here, great horror comedy!

  • thiago ricardo de mattos
    October 16, 2021 at 3:38 am

    James, go watch the Petter Baiestorf and Klebber Mendonça Filho stuff, also from Brazil.
    Ah, stay away from Danilo Gentili. Hes a right wing piece of worm shit.

  • paulogart
    October 16, 2021 at 8:04 am

    Yes! You need to flush the toilet! It is part of the legend! The Bloody Mary is more commonly called Toilet Blonde or The Bathroom Blonde here.

  • The Mad Yokai
    October 17, 2021 at 12:31 am

    Saw this movie and loved it

  • Snowcone Guy
    October 17, 2021 at 2:23 pm

    You said “I’m not even sure I can show the whole thing”.
    Please don’t hold back on anything, this is the whole point of using your own website and not YouTube:
    FREEDOM, BABY!

    Show movie clips, show gore, show flashing lights, show titties – This is your platform!

  • Juliano Uchoa
    October 17, 2021 at 10:16 pm

    I remember i didnt wanted to give a chance to this movie because of the main actors, but it was halloween and it was made in my country so why not. I really liked the effects, the gore, the bathroom blonde (our version of bloody mary), but still dont like the main actors neither the characters they interpret hahahahah.

  • Enric
    October 18, 2021 at 3:03 am

    The movie is great. It makes Brazil try to produce new movie genres. the series derived from the movie has great actors and is very good. The main characters are 3 of the greatest comedians in Brazil: Murilo Couto, Leo Lins and Danilo Gentili. Danilo presents one of the biggest talk shows in the world, The Night. Thank you for valuing our cinema.

  • Antula
    October 18, 2021 at 6:47 pm

    Thank you for recommending this movie! I rented it off youtube & “it was totally worth it & is now one of my new favs <3 if you have time, James, check out Funny Man (1994)

  • Raul
    October 19, 2021 at 5:01 pm

    I’m really enjoying this year’s Cinemassacre, but I gotta say it’s kinda sad to see this movie here representing Brazil. I didn’t watch it because of part of the cast, the main actor and the one who plays the school’s principal are two of the most disgusting people here. They are involved in a lot of political scandals and they’re simply not good people AT ALL. Anyways, there’s no way of knowing this if you’re not from Brazil so I’m not criticizing you, James, for choosing this movie. I just wish another movie was here to represent my country… but oh well, I guess the kind of people that worked in this movie is what represents best what we’ve been living lately, hahaha.
    Cheers.

  • Rafael Villaça
    October 19, 2021 at 8:11 pm

    Thanks for all the loving for Mojica’s work, James! I love how you talk about this master so fondly.
    As you asked, the legend is really a thing in Brazil. I remember being scared the shit outta me in school as a kid when my friends talked about Loira do banheiro, which is translated to Bloody Mary for similarities with this american legend. But you guys don’t have to flush!!! Also, I think it’s a school thing too. She appears only in schools, as far as I know.

    I have to admit that it’s kinda weird to think that this movie is made by a bunch of assholes from the far right in Brazil. Gentili may be a big douchbag, but you can see that he did this movie with all his love for trashy B movies full of gore and crazy shit. I might give it a chance for it, now that you say is a good watch! Oh, and give a chance to all recomendations in the comments. Brazil is not very well known for horror, but we have some great stuff being made, out of the mainstream.

    And as a Brazilian, I can’t forget to say: COME TO BRAZIL!!!

  • Israel Chaves
    October 20, 2021 at 4:28 am

    There are some variations, but the toilet flushing is fairly common. As other people already stated, Bloody Mary is more of an analog to this urban legend, the “bathroom blonde”. They’re not exactly the same.

    Also, I’d like to point out that the pronunciation of José Mojica Marins is wrong, you are saying it as if was in spanish. In portuguese the j always sounds like j. Just a little detail.

    When the theme of around the world was announced, I was very happy and expecting to see some Coffin Joe movie, but although the people on this movie are some of the worst people ever, it’s nice to have some variety too.
    Much love from Brazil, James!

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