13 movies and series to watch on Netflix, Flixolé, HBO or Amazon if you liked the new from Álex de la Iglesia

The end of the first season of ’30 coins’ has left everything on the verge of heart attack, with an impossible cliffhanger that leaves orphans all those who have followed the series week after week on HBO Spain until the arrival of a new season, but while gets underway after the filming of ‘Veneziafrenia’ (2021), fans of Álex de la Iglesia’s epic horror adventure you can find in these films and series a pastime with themes and ideas tangent to the Vatican conspiracies and rural horror of the series.

‘Day of the Beast’ (1995)

13 movies and series to watch on Netflix, Flixolé, HBO or Amazon if you liked the new from Álex de la Iglesia

the second movie of Alex de la Iglesia and the one that still has the most fans, like ‘30 Coins‘deals with religion, terror and social portrait from the grotesque and black comedy, and can be considered as an urban prequel to the series, although in this case, all the fantastic outbursts move in ambiguity, since everything can be due to coincidences and drug use. However, in his narrative, the director already referred to the film as a role-playing game, something that is confirmed in ‘30 coins‘as a great campaign.

Available at: Flixolé

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The Exorcist: The Series (The Exorcist, 2016-2018)

30 coins‘has a great influence from William Friedkin’s film, from Vergara’s fondness for boxing as Father Karras to his trip to Aleppo, there are many details, both from the first and the third installments, but the official series based on the world of the film has details that Álex de la Iglesia seems to have wanted to return to, being the sect of the Cainites a kind of continuation of the schism presented in this extraordinary horror series that lightened the source material and made it a serial extension of James Wan’s cinema.

Available at: Amazon prime Video

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The Animated Forest (1987)

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The mixture of rural manners and the fantastic has never had much representation in Spanish cinema. There are cases like ‘The night of the dead without eyes‘(1973) who managed to include some notes but the treatment of humor and closeness of certain characters is more similar to the work of Fernando Fernán Gómez o Jose Luis Cuerda, who did his dress rehearsal here for ‘Amanece que no es poco’ with a wonderful script by Azcona, the other half of Berlanga, master of the grotesque that sneaks through the cracks of the town of Pedraza.

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The Dresden Files (2007)

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Father Vergara is a priest, but in reality, according to the mythology of ’30 Coins’ and how he sees the Catholic religion, he is a magician, who uses strange rituals and is tempted by the dark, not very different from the character of ‘Constantine’, whose interesting series is not available on any platform. In return, This adaptation of Jim Butcher’s novels has all those ingredients, adding cabalistics, symbols and other fantastic aspects related to black magic.

Available at: Amazon Prime Video

The Mist (The Mist, 2007)

’30 Coins’ has a lot of Stephen King, from ‘The Storm of the Century’ (The Storm of the Century, 1999) to ‘Salem’s Lot’ (1979), but it is inescapable to find the similarities between the climax and this adaptation of Frank Darabont, because of how a microecosystem is generated within the Church to the appearance of Lovecraftian monsters in the fog, in both cases with a religious figure controlling them all.

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Available on: Amazon Prime Video

Stories to not sleep (1966-1982)

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Without Chicho Ibáñez Serrador There would be no Álex de la Iglesia and we would probably be missing Paco Plaza and many others. ‘30 Coins‘alternates his general conspiracy plot with little self-contained horror stories inside Pedraza, from the spider child or the cursed mirrors, and much of their spirit is close to the original anthology of the horror genre in Spain. Essential.

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The spawn of the devil (La Chiesa, 1989)

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’30 Coins’ look a lot towards Italian horror cinema, from Mario drool to Lucio fulci, going by Michele Soavi and his most perfect horror film, in which most of the time it deals with a large group of people locked in a Church assaulted by demons, which is quite reminiscent, both in its tone permeated by the evil, and in its appearance of Mediterranean terror, to everything that happens in episode 7 and 8, also with echoes of ‘The exterminating angel‘.

Available on: Amazon Prime

Memoirs of the Fallen Angel (1997)

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The impact of ‘The Day of the Beast‘in Spanish cinema it had fruits that have remained somewhat buried, one of them was this extraordinary religious horror film, starring a priest who faces a conspiracy in which the supernatural is at the service of an ecclesiastical schism, a little the way of ’30 coins’ but more sober. It can easily be one of the best films of the fantastic Iberian, and now it’s interesting how he talks back to the work of Alex de la Iglesia from the distance.

Available at: Flixolé

Preacher (2016-2019)

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Although it is a questionable adaptation of one of the best Vertigo comics, ‘Preacher’ managed to take flight in its third season, ending in his own way the story of the preacher with the power of the voice of God facing an entire section of the Church , the Grail, the white-robed Vatican men that älex de la Iglesia seems to take as an example for his description of the Cainites. The moment that Vergara arrives in town and retrieves the weapons from his sacristy is pure Garth Ennis.

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Available on: HBO

The Prince of Darkness (Prince of Darkness, 1987)

13 movies and series to watch on Netflix, Flixolé, HBO or Amazon if you liked the new from Álex de la Iglesia

13 movies and series to watch on Netflix, Flixolé, HBO or Amazon if you liked the new from Álex de la Iglesia

Many ideas of ‘30 coins‘(and its almost prequel’ The Boy’s Room ‘) about parallel dimensions, quantum doppelgängers, the existence of evil so that there is good and the apocryphal gospels come from this hidden classic of John carpenter, pertaining to its stage of work with budgets of series b in the 80 that is revealed like another pepinazo in panavisión within its filmography. Black liquids, mirrors that continue the devil, luminous portals … Álex de a Iglesia has dedicated a love letter to him.

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Available at: Amazon prime video

Ash vs Evil Dead (2015-2018)

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Possessions, demons, monsters, magic, rituals, gore … and black humor. ‘30 coins‘takes his mythology more seriously than Sam Raimi, but participates in the tone of Playful splatstick from the ‘Evil Dead’ saga in moments like the blows with Carmen Machi flying, or the effect of the shots on people, which seem like invisible punches accompanied by explosions of blood. The three seasons of the series with Ash Williams are pure torrezno, without a minute of filler, like the 8 episodes of the HBO series. We can seldom affirm this.

Available on: Netflix

Fighting the Devil: The Exorcists Speak Out (2009)

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One of the main inspirations to create Vergara was Father Fortea, a Spanish exorcist who usually tells his experiences openly. He is one of the guests in this documentary created within the church, with images of real exorcisms and an account of the mythology of the origin of the devil from the episode of Adam and Eve to the present day. There are many documentaries that treat the phenomenon from the outside, but few counted from the perspective of those involved, even for non-believers, a film of great interest to see how there are parallel narratives of the vision of good and evil that still really work on the margins.

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The Hitman of God (Priest, 2010)

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There are many films of priests who decide to subscribe to the already well-worn double meaning of handing out hosts, but Few as underrated as this fun post-apocalyptic western with monstrous vampires and warrior-priests with sacred ninja stars and tattooed crosses. Vergara is not as graceful as Paul Bettany, but he also has an arsenal, tattooing crosses on his back and fighting monsters with bullets blessed in holy water. Pure pulp fantasy without complexes in less than an hour and a half. Bravo for those who imagined that brilliant title for the premiere in Spain.

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