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Juan of the Dead (2011) Movie Review

Article by FisterRoboto of lefthandhorror.com

Written & Directed by Alejandro Brugués

Starring: Alexis Díaz de Villegas, Jorge Molina, and Andrea Duro

A group of slackers face an army of zombies. The Cuban government and media claim the living dead are dissidents revolting against the government.

Obviously this is much more Shaun of the Dead versus Dawn of the Dead, regardless of inspiration – this movie nails it. 50 years after the Cuban Revolution, and shit is messed up. Another zombie-buddy movie is a great thing if you have an original story to tell. The former movies I’ve mentioned are both grossly superior, but we can enjoy this for what it is. There’s a fine line you must draw for “zombedies”, if you’re missing the heart and soul of Shawn, then you’re just a throwaway. Juan serves up heart, along with hilarious satire and a not so subtle social commentary.

The visual look of the film is decidedly Romero-esque, and it feels comfortable in its approach. The zombies are grotesque and they’re begging to kill and be killed in creative way. Overall, this is a slacker buddy movie that every zombie movie lover should see. The Revenant is the only  similar movie I’ve seen in years that I liked as much as this one. It just hit VOD, so demand those shits. I think you’ll dig it.

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2 Comments on Juan of the Dead (2011) Movie Review

  1. Been looking forward to this one!

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