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All Souls Day: Dia de los Muertos (2005)

Not Rated | | Horror, Thriller | 22 January 2005 (USA)
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During a Day of the Dead celebration, the dead come to life to prey upon the living.

Director:

Jeremy Kasten

Writer:

Mark A. Altman
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Marisa Ramirez ... Alicia
Travis Wester ... Joss
Nichole Hiltz ... Erica
Laz Alonso ... Tyler
Laura Harring ... Martia
David Keith ... Sheriff Blanco
Julia Vera ... Oleta Diaz
Danielle Burgio ... Esmerelda
Mircea Monroe ... Lilly White
Jeffrey Combs ... Thomas White
Ellie Cornell ... Sarah White
Noah Luke Noah Luke ... Ricky White
Damien Luvara ... Raoul
David Figlioli ... Bull
Robert Budaska Robert Budaska ... Sheriff Martinez
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During a Day of the Dead celebration, the dead come to life to prey upon the living.

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The dead shall have their day.

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Horror | Thriller

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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USA

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English | Spanish

Release Date:

22 January 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dia de los muertos See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA

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$1,200,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Despite the assertion in this movie, the Day of the Dead (Dia de los muertos) is observed on the Catholic All Souls Day which is November 2nd, not November 1st (the 1st is actually All Saints Day). See more »

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References American Pie (1999) See more »

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You've Got to be Kidding Me
12 June 2005 | by Matador07See all my reviews

You know, you have to work hard to turn out a "movie" (and I use the term loosely) this bad. And the Sci-Fi Channel has managed to do it a number of times, raising again the question of whether they are farming out their writing and directing duties to family members...or perhaps family pets.

This particular stinker was advertised as a zombie movie, and eventually they did have a few zombies bumbling around, albeit completely illogically and with the rules of their existence changing every 30 seconds as apparently a new hack writer (or perhaps Fluffy the family chihuahua) took over to further mangle this drivel. To say that it was a complete and utter mess, and a magnificently boring one at that, would be an understatement.

The plot, what there is of it, is completely nonsensical and bounces randomly around from one idea to the next blowing holes in itself left and right. Its as if they were making it up as they went along, and were very drunk through the whole process and kept on forgetting their train of thought. And that of course is what always bothers me the most about these turds the Sci-Fi channel turns out -- a lack of money can perhaps explain flat acting or laughable special effects, but the complete lack of coherence on some of these clunkers is just embarrassing.

The casting is bizarre as well, with a random collection of rookies, a veteran character actor, and one of Sci-Fi's wooden stock actors (David Keith) hilariously playing a man who would have to have been at least 60-65 (based on a completely pointless early flashback). The hilarious part? Keith is 50, and looks 40-45. But they randomly insert him in a pointless and nonsensical part apparently completely unaware of how old his character had to be based on their own "plot", and not even bothering with silly things like makeup. Or logic. They also feature an old woman, who again according to their own timeline would have to have been at least 130. And we won't even get into the complete forehead-slapping resolution of the bad guy's character. If the movie hadn't beaten me into my own drooling stupefied zombie-trance by that point, I might have found the whole mess hilarious. Maybe.

I still think this has to rank a half step behind "Skeleton Man" as the all-time worst clunker the Sci-Fi channel has turned out. But it gave it a good effort. Some movies are so bad they wrap around and become entertaining. Not this thing -- its just horrible and deadly boring to boot. Should not even qualify for moviedom at all, but just amateur hour. Bad amateurs too. So just a warning -- no matter how pathetic your life is, no matter if you are imprisoned for life in Siberia and your only other entertainment option is watching 24 hour reruns of transvestite midgets dancing the macarena, there is simply no conceivable way I can recommend ANYTHING in this movie to anyone. Do your brain a favor and save two hours of your life. Watch paint dry. Count the number of hair follicles on your dog's tail. Do SOMETHING, anything else but damage your eyes watching this garbage.


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