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The Dead One (2007)

A young man is killed and resurrected by the Aztec God of Death as his slave.

Director:

Brian Cox

Writers:

Brian Cox, Javier Hernandez (comic book "El Muerto")
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Cast

Credited cast:
Wilmer Valderrama ... Diego de la Muerte / El Muerto
Angie Cepeda ... Maria
Joel David Moore ... Zak (as Joel Moore)
Michael Parks ... Sheriff Ezra Stone
Tony Plana ... Aparicio
E.J. Callahan ... The Monsignor
Tony Amendola ... Padre Somera
Alfonso Arau ... Tezcatlipoca (voice)
Billy Drago ... The Old Indian
Maria Conchita Alonso ... The Nun
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Darien Dikeos Darien Dikeos ... Young Diego
Aldo Gonzalez ... Cameo
D. Taylor Loeb ... Celia
Vince Lozano ... Coyote
Michael Macoul ... Remy
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Storyline

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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On the Day of the Dead, the chosen will rise. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 March 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El muerto See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Color:

Color
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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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El Muerto
15 October 2007 | by bellesqueSee all my reviews

This is a great little movie. I love everything Day of the Dead and have been to Mexico several times and really enjoy the festival. This movie captures a lot of the feel of the holiday, set in a border town. The lead's costume is wonderful. I saw this with my boyfriend and while he liked it a lot, he found the ancient mythologies confusing. I figure that almost no one around can tell you a thing about Aztec, Mayan and Inca gods so I just accepted it all that it made sense. The acting is excellent. The eeriness was there, and the settings, particularly the cemetery, worked. I'm so happy to see a film like this out there. It shows that horror is a multi-dimensional genre and that not all films are Jason and Freddie. Kudos to the makers of this soft horror film. I hope it's successful for you.


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