Cuban film Juan of the Dead champions the zom-com genre

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Havana is overtaken by zombies (which the local government protests were sent over by the US). What's left to do now? Start a zombie-killing service. Watch the first trailer for Juan of the Dead.


Alejandro Bruges' movie seems like a clear nod to past zom-com Shaun of the Dead. But the title (and the fact that the film seems to follow two friends (one lean and one stout) are the only similarities I can see between this film and Simon Pegg's flick. The trailer looks promising, so let's keep our fingers crossed for a new spin on the zombie craze.

Still no word about screenings yet, but we'll keep you posted. Although we suspect it will pop up at a few festivals soon.

[Via Latino Review]



Why do I have the strangest feeling that we are going to get this on dvd and not on the screen down here..........DAMN YOU CARIBBEAN CINEMAS!!!!!

Or at least I can hope that they get it on the "Fancy" theaters.