The Dead One (2007)

PG-13  |   |  Drama, Fantasy, Horror  |  16 May 2007 (USA)
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A young man is killed and resurrected by the Aztec God of Death as his slave.



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Credited cast:
Zak (as Joel Moore)
The Monsignor
Padre Somera
Tezcatlipoca (voice)
The Old Indian
The Nun
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Darien Dikeos ...
Young Diego


Trapped in a purgatory between this world and the next, 21-year-old Diego wanders the streets of L.A. in search of a human sacrifice for the vicious Aztec gods that control his soul. But the sacrifice they want is Maria, his own girlfriend. The Dead One is the story of Diego's fight against the dark gods for his soul...and for the soul of the woman he loves. Written by Echo Bridge Home Entertainment

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On the Day of the Dead, the chosen will rise. See more »

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Rated PG-13 for violence and disturbing images | See all certifications »


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El muerto  »

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Based on the "El Muerto, The Aztec Zombie" comic series written and drawn by Javier Hernandez and published by Los Comex. See more »

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Ay Caramba...
7 October 2008 | by (Istanbul) – See all my reviews

Okay... I get the similarities to "The Crow" and the fact that it's supposed to be a comic book adaptation, and I understand that even "Fez" needs to work these days, but come on... This is the best they could come up with? It's just plain... Silly. I guess our economic frenzy has hit Hollywood just as hard, because it's sad to see great character actors like: Michael Parks, Billy Drago and Maria Alonso reduced to this pathetic piece of garbage. It amazes me, that something this bad could make it onto cable pay channels, let alone directly after the wonderful "Masters of Horror". This belongs hidden from plain site, on the back shelf of a family owned video store, and covered with dust from lack of rental. It sounds harsh, but producers need to understand this, and quit insulting our intelligence. I'll give it a 2 for above average acting and cinematography, but that's it. This is a train wreck from the get go, and doesn't deserve to be aired on something we have to pay for on a monthly basis.

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