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Curandero (2005)

R | | Horror | 2005 (Mexico)
A journey that takes one man into the bowels of black magic in Mexico City

Director:

Eduardo Rodriguez (as Eduardo Andrés Rodriguez González)

Writers:

Robert Rodriguez (original screenplay), Luz María Rojas (adaptation) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Carlos Gallardo ... Carlos
Gizeht Galatea ... Magdalena
Gabriel Pingarrón Gabriel Pingarrón ... Castaneda
José Carlos Ruiz ... Don Carlos
Jorge Zepeda Jorge Zepeda ... Comandante
Sergio Acosta Sergio Acosta ... Oscar
Ernesto Yáñez Ernesto Yáñez ... Don Chi Chi
Javier Escobar Javier Escobar ... Alex
Eligio Meléndez Eligio Meléndez ... Gomez
René Campero René Campero ... Blascoe
Antonio Monroi Antonio Monroi ... Roberto
Jorge Abraham Jorge Abraham ... Senior M
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Curandero: Dawn of the Demon is an action-packed horror flick that takes a couple on a horrifying journey through the deepest bowels of the Mexican underworld. When beautiful federal agent Magdalena calls upon the local curandero (Gallardo) for his services to purify a police station, the two of suddenly find themselves immersed in a satanic cult's blood-thirsty battleground. Written by Anonymous

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for grisly images, violence and language | See all certifications »
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Country:

Mexico | USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

2005 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

Curandero: Dawn of the Demon See more »

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Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)
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Color:

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The title roughly translates to "The Healer". See more »

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Just what the genre needed
19 October 2005 | by fxmechSee all my reviews

I went to see this film at Screamfest Los Angeles last night with very high hopes, but expecting to be disappointed. I love the genre but am getting a bit tired of seeing the same stories redone and interpreted in the same ways over and over again. The Ring was a breath of fresh air, but now that has been done to death as well. I went to see Curandero really hoping to see something original. I was not disappointed. In regards to the visual look, the performances, the overall feel of the film, etc all I can say is WOW! This is not a mega budget film packed with computer generated monsters etc yet the fx in the film where great and just enough to add to the story and not overshadow it. The film-making is really what stands out. I highly recommend this film. I have to tell you that I watch and work within the genre and am pretty desensitized to a lot of it. It is hard for me to even flinch while watching horror films as I can usually see a scare coming from a mile away. This film made me not only flinch, but I almost jumped out of my seat a few times. I don't know much about the director Eduardo Rodriguez, but after watching the feature, I am sure that he is on his way to new heights. Watch this film, you won't be disappointed.


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