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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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He's Dead. He Lives...In America. 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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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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The days of prophecy have come.
7 January 2009 | by lastliberalSee all my reviews

This movie is based on the El Muerto comic by Javier Hernandez, and adapted by writer/director Brian Cox. The comic book origins are part of the title sequence.

Of course, I watched it to see the incredibly beautiful Angie Cepeda (Love in the Time of Cholera, Captain Pantoja and the Special Services). I imagine others will be enchanted with Wilmer Valderrama (Fez from "That '70s Show").

Since Diego (Valderrama) died and came back a year later, you would have to call this a zombie movie, but he is not like any zombie I have seen. He has been resurrected by Mictlantecuhtli (Nathan Mussell), the God of Death, to capture souls for sacrifice, and the soul he wants is Maria (Cepeda). Diego has to battle the gos to save himself and his girlfriend.

The special effects are really good, but there is no gore in the film. All the killings occur off screen.

With Michael Parks, Tony Plana, and Billy Drago, it is a good film for fans.


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