In this ferocious sequel to the worldwide horror hit THE DEAD, an infectious epidemic spreads through India as an American turbine engineer (Joseph Millson of TV's 24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY) ... See full summary »
Howard J. Ford,
Anand Krishna Goyal
Young Doctor Ana lives alone because she couldn't bear to leave Cuba when her family sailed away on a raft to the US. Ernesto lives in his car with his belongings in a small case, traveling... See full summary »
Just when Michael arrives in Berlin to visit his ex-girlfriend Gabi, a terrible virus starts spreading across the city at a rapid pace, turning people into mindless homicidal maniacs. Much ... See full summary »
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
Director Alejandro Brugués has stated that the English-speaking character's unspoken plan was to steal Granma, the yacht Fidel Castro used to sail to Cuba from exile in Mexico, from the Museum of the Revolution in Havana and use it to sail off the island. See more »
We see Juan fighting zombies on the dock, except that it's animated to look like a graphic novel. See more »
Zombie movies have become vogue in the past few years, and now there's one from Cuba. Basically, the plot is that a loser and his friends form a Ghostbusters-style business after Havana and presumably the entire island sees itself overrun by the living dead. I understand that "Juan de los Muertos" ("Juan of the Dead" in English) is intended as part horror flick, part metaphor for the economic and political sluggishness that is considered characteristic of modern Cuba. One irony depicted in the movie is that the government claims that the zombies are dissidents, but what Juan and his friends do is a bigger form of dissent: they start a business to tackle the zombie problem.
Otherwise, it's a pretty fun movie. The zombie-busting group is an interesting mixture of people: Juan, his daughter, a muscle man and a flamboyant man, among others. It looks like the sort of movie that they had fun filming, and the special effects were probably fun to create. In conclusion, if there are zombies in your neighborhood, you know who to call!
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