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Juan of the Dead (2011)
"Juan de los Muertos" (original title)

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A group of slackers face an army of zombies. The Cuban government and media claim the living dead are dissidents revolting against the government.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Juan
Jorge Molina ...
Lazaro
Andros Perugorría ...
Vladi
Andrea Duro ...
Camila
Jazz Vilá ...
La China
Eliecer Ramírez ...
El Primo
Blanca Rosa Blanco ...
Sara
Susana Pous ...
Lucía
Antonio Dechent ...
Father Jones
Eslinda Núñez ...
Berta
Elsa Camp ...
Yiya
Pablo Alexandro González Ramy ...
El Niño
Juan Miguel Mas ...
Mario
Argelio Sosa ...
Rogelio
Marisol Egurrola ...
Abuela Amurrada
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Storyline

Juan is a slacker trying to reconnect with his daughter, who plans to rejoin her mother in Miami. Lazaro, Juan's friend, is trying to connect with his own son, a persistent womanizer. They begin to notice that locals are "going crazy", killing people and eating their flesh, and the recently deceased are returning to life. The Cuban government and the media claim that the zombies are dissidents revolting against the government. Juan starts a business to profit off of killing the zombies, but the group may soon find their own lives at risk. Written by Anonymous

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50 years after the Cuban Revolution, a new Revolution is about to begin. See more »

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Action | Comedy | Horror

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13 January 2012 (Spain)  »

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Opening Weekend:

$12,007 (USA) (16 March 2012)

Gross:

$18,005 (USA) (16 March 2012)
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The testicle scene between Lázaro and his son is not a "natural occurrence". Lázaro's bits are made from plastic. See more »

Crazy Credits

We see Juan fighting zombies on the dock, except that it's animated to look like a graphic novel. See more »

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References Dead Alive (1992) See more »

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Funka Dieciseis
Written by Sergio Valdes
Performed by Sergio Valdes and Los Fantasmas de Elevense
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Juan of the Dead tackles the Cuban zombie crisis
21 August 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

After the popularity of Shaun of the Dead, the zombie film culture created by George Romero jumped back center stage with hundreds of films hitting the shelves. Just like every other genre, there are good and bad ones, but when they are bad they are usually unwatchable, but when they work they are great fun. The latest attempt at this genre Juan of the Dead, not only shares a similar title, but takes the same direction of Shaun, but could this Cuban zombie flick have any chance of living up to its potential? Juan of the Dead follows Juan and his rag tag group of friends that try to take advantage of the zombie outbreak by charging people to kill them. With his new found business motto "we'll kill your beloved ones" they set out on a rampage of survival, profit, and carnage. While this film is produced and could be looked at as a rip off of Shaun it sets its own tone to create a funny, bloody good time. The story is pretty simple with just enough story idea to keep the film moving, but not enough to clutter it with unnecessary plot holes. At first it seems like it may be a bit low budget, but quickly showcases some great make-up work with the zombie effects and does not hold back on the blood. Much like most these days it mixes CG and practical effects blood, but is executed great. This film also sports some interesting cast of characters and over the top humor that helps to step this film up to the level deserving of this genre. There is no shortage of zombie killing action as well as some surprisingly creative kills.

Don't let the fact that this movie is subtitled deter you from checking it out. This is easily one of the better additions to this genre to come along in some time. Everything about it works to create an over the top zombie killing gore fest that any fans of the genre will love. Even though they aren't directly connected to each other, this is a great companion film to Shaun of the Dead that will hopefully catch on and get the respect it deserves.

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