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The Laughing Dead (1989)

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Zombies, demons, and a mad doctor await a bus-load of folks looking for a tour of Aztec ruins. Father O'Sullivan is a Catholic priest who has lost his faith in God and who cannot forget the... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tim Sullivan ...
Father O' Sullivan
Wendy Webb ...
Tessie
Premika Eaton ...
Laurie
Patrick Roskowick ...
Ivan
Larry Kagen ...
Wilbur
Krista Keim ...
Clarisse
Gregory Frost ...
Frost
Raymond Ridenour ...
Dozois
Ryan Effner ...
Cal
Joey Acedo ...
Policeman #1
John Anthoni ...
Acolyte #1
Hank Azcona ...
Police Sergeant
George Barnett ...
Policeman #2
Edward Bryant ...
Bus Driver
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Zombies, demons, and a mad doctor await a bus-load of folks looking for a tour of Aztec ruins. Father O'Sullivan is a Catholic priest who has lost his faith in God and who cannot forget the nun with whom he once had an affair (and a son). O'Sullivan serves as tour guide for archaeological student Cal, New Agers Wilbur and Clarisse Lemming, runaway Laurie, and tourists Dozois and Frost on a bus trip to Mexico. No one is more surprised than O'Sullivan when his love, Tessie, also boards the bus with her bratty son Ivan. In Mexico, Cal reveals his knowledge of a crucial ancient text, just in time for the Day of the Dead festivities. Meanwhile, evil Dr. Um-tzec is planning an apotheosis for himself that will culminate in his incarnation as the Death God, and what he needs to accomplish this is the hearts of sacrificial children ... lots and lots of hearts. While Father O'Sullivan grapples with the emotions of seeing Tessie again, he is approached by Dr. Um-tzec to perform an exorcism; but ... Written by Fiona Kelleghan <fkelleghan@aol.com

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This film is notable for the large number of fantasy/sci-fi/horror authors in the cast, several making their only appearance on film. Writer/director/actor Somtow Sucharitkul has published numerous novels as "S.P. Somtow"; star Tim Sullivan published several novels both before and after this film. Other novelists in the cast include Tim Powers (twice nominated for science fiction's Nebula award); Gregory Frost (perhaps best known for 1984s "Lyrec"); Edward Bryant and Arthur Byron Cover (both protégés of Harlan Ellison, with numerous novels to their credit); Brynne Stephens (1986's ''The Dream Palace", but probably better known for her scriptwriting work on TV shows like Batman: The Animated Series (1992) and Gargoyles (1994); and William F. Wu (two-time Hugo and Nebula nominee). See more »

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A poster shows an image of Chichen Itza over the word Oaxaca. Chichen Itza is located in the state of Yucatan. See more »

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Father O'Sullivan: Have you heard of Tourette's Syndrome, DOCTOR Um-tzec?
Dr. Um-tzec: I am a doctor of divinity.
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Just skip it to 40th minute
19 April 2003 | by See all my reviews

Well, actually this movie is not so bad. But the first 40 minutes are just boring. After that movie starts to focus on the real plot. It's biggest mistake is its too long. You'll have to watch a lot of nonsense parts. And there is a really stupid & boring love story included. Special FX are good especially the scene with a hand in the throat. For the acting, well the cast did their best to drag this movie down. Especially the Mexicans. And the music, well half of the movie there plays a romantic melody, the other some mexican music, and on action scenes o rip-off of Nosferatu's soundtrack.

Well this movie's biggest drag is its just a soup of genres. You have love stories, splatter, Basketball, Monster fights, Zombies with sport shoes, possessions, devil worshippers. There is one thing i cant figure out, did they made this movie to be funny or they were really trying to make a horror movie.


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