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The Dead One (2007)

PG-13 | | Drama, Fantasy, Horror | 1 March 2007 (USA)
A young man is killed and resurrected by the Aztec God of Death as his slave.



, (comic book "El Muerto")

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Credited cast:
... Diego de la Muerte / El Muerto
... Maria
... Zak (as Joel Moore)
... Sheriff Ezra Stone
... Aparicio
... The Monsignor
... Padre Somera
... Tezcatlipoca (voice)
... The Old Indian
... The Nun
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Darien Dikeos ... Young Diego
... Cameo
... Celia
... Coyote
... Remy


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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He's Dead. He Lives. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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


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Release Date:

1 March 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El muerto  »

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Box Office


$1,000,000 (estimated)
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Did You Know?


The Dead One a/k/a El Muerto won the Whittier Film Festival Award for Best Feature Film in 2008. See more »

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19 May 2007 | by See all my reviews

First off this film has yet to be seen in any theater because the Los Angeles VIP premier was but a few days ago. This movie(YES I actually did see this) was utterly excellent because it was a thriller and a comic crossover. This was such a refreshing movie because every "Scary" scene was not gore and random CGI filling the screen until your absolutely disgusted. No, this retraced the steps of all great horror scenes: the music, the absence of gore that makes your own imagination so much more terrifying and vivid than anything that could be portrayed visually, and having an all star cast like: Tony Plana and Billy Drago! Though this film is a comic-to-movie film, it lacked the major budget that most of these types of films have. This movie does pace slow but it is visually stunning... that is not filled with random flying body parts, but with actual plot and suspense. Even without this movie being filled with blood, gore, and CGI it still made half of the audience jump at the premier!!!

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