THE DAY OF THE BEAST (aka El día de la bestia) 

  • Director: Alex de la Iglesia
  • Genre:Black Comedy
  • Year of production:1995

A priest believes he has discovered the secret message of the Apocalypse according to Saint John: the Antichrist is to be born on the 25th of December 1995 in Madrid. In order to stop this satanic birth, the Priest teams up with José María, a heavy metal fan, and does his best to find out where in Madrid the apocalyptic event will take place.

Actor Character
Alex Angulo Padre Ángel Beriartúa
Maria Grazia Cucinotta Susana
Santiago Segura José María
Armando de Razza Cavan
Terele Pávez Rosario
Nathalie Seseña Mina
Gianni Ippoliti Productor
Saturnino García Elderly priest
El Gran Wyoming Nuevo Cavan (also as Gran Wyoming)
Pololo dying grandfather
Jaime Blanch Toyota 1
David Pinilla Toyota 2
Antonio Pechent Toyota 3
Ignacio Carreño Toyota 4
Crew Name
Director Alex de la Iglesia
Executive Producer Andrés Vicente Gómez
Photography Director Flavio Martínez Labiano
Artistic Director Arrizabalaga & Biafra
Music Battista Lena
Writer J. Guerricaechevarría, Alex de la Iglesia
Editing Teresa Font
Costume Estíbaliz Markiegi

Awards and festivals

* Six Goya Awards (Spanish Academy Awards):

- Best Director: Álex de la Iglesia.

- Best New Actor: Santiago Segura.

- Best Sound.

- Best Special Effects.

- Best Art Direction.

- Best Makeup and Hairstyling.


* Eight Nominations at de Goya Awards:

- Best Film.

- Best Leading Actor.

- Best Original Screenplay: Álex de la Iglesia, Jorge Guerricaechevarría.

- Best Original Score: Battista Lena.

- Best Photography: Flavio Martínez Labiano.

- Best Editing: Teresa Font.

- Best Costume Design.

- Best Production Supervision.


* Melies D´Or, European Film Fantasy Award. Brussels 1996.


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