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Juan of the Dead
50 years after the Cuban Revolution, a new Revolution is about to begin.
While Havana is full of zombies hungry for human flesh, official media reported that the disturbances are caused by dissidents paid by the United States. Panic seizes all until Juan comes to the rescue: he discovers he can kill the undead destroying his brain, and decides to start a small business under the slogan "We kill your loved ones."
Film #90 of Make me watch your favourite.
Recommended by Valdesbian.
Socialism vs the Undead.
A rogue harpoonist.
Undead salsa dancing.
The most hilarious sitting-naked-in-a-car-chained-to-each-other scene you'll ever see.
Coolest DIY amphibian vehicle ever.
Hairy Cuban balls.
Yeah, you kinda need to watch this.
Can't remember who's review I saw now but it was enough to make me watch this. Juan of the Dead is a Spanish-Cuban zombie comedy horror based in the Cuban city of Havana and is directed by Alejandro Brugués.
Juan is a bit of a lowlife criminal making a living in Havana. A zombie epidemic suddenly starts and spreads quickly. Juan decides that he can make money from this and starts his own business called Juan of the Dead, charging people for killing their infected loved ones. As the film progresses, most of the city eventually becomes infected and Juan and his band decide to find a way to leave Havana.
The movie mainly impressed me with some good accomplished…
As I sit here in Florida, staring out at the ocean, I find myself reflecting on lots of things. But I also think about the country that is a few hour boat ride away from here.
Of course this country has had its fair share of difficulties and unsavory history. Today Cuba is still a lot different than many societies which makes films like these very easy to enjoy. It's almost like they made this film so everyone could heave a big sigh of relief and confirm that Cuba is slowly but surely moving away from its hostile reputation. Juan of the Dead is basically (if…
Is this basically a Cuban Shaun of the Dead?
Sorta. It is about a scrawny guy and a chunky guy fighting zombies.
Does that mean it's bad?
Not at all. It's actually fun as hell. Aside from some slightly vague likeness to Shaun, it's pretty original and creative not only in it's comedy but it's zombie kills.
Don't expect it to be better than Shaun, but it's still a hilarious zombie flick with plenty of laughs and full of heart. Hell, if Shaun wasn't so good, I'd say this was the best zombie-comedy I've ever seen.
Juan of the Dead is impressive given how effectively it uses its budget and setting. The film is unashamedly silly and has more than a few completely hilarious scenes. Despite being short, it manages to outstay its welcome as it has a very brisk opening and then plateaus - it can't keep up the energy in the second half. Still very much a must-see if you love the zombie genre or enjoy Shaun of the Dead.
OTT, Daft, Crazy, Fun. All these words should be on the poster.
Cuban Zombie Crisis leads Jaun and his friends to start a zombie killing business while they decide whether to fleee to Miami.
It’s very hard, at this point in time, to bring much to the zombie genre in terms of freshness and originality. AMC’s The Walking Dead brings the element of serialization to standard-issue zombie stories. WARM BODIES gave zombiedom and the living their own spin on Romeo & Juliet, while WORLD WAR Z threw starpower at the genre. But let’s talk about is the delightful international contagion that is the zombie-comedy. The modern zombie film as we know it — small group of besieged survivors, extreme gore, varying degrees of social commentary — was established by the parameters of George A. Romero’s NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD. Though there were many zombie movies since, Romero perfected the art form in 1978’s DAWN…
Ein sehr witziger Film. Kurzweilig und lustig. Sollte man gesehen haben, wenn man auf Zombiefilme steht.
I saw this movie sitting in a Blockbuster one day, a month or two before it was to close down. I remember asking Brandon about it and he said he had heard it was good. It's sat in my Amazon wish list for the last four years, destined to live there fore... Shit someone gave it to me.
In this goofball "Spoof" or "reimagining" of Shaun of the Dead, it takes a Cuban theme. It's sometimes funny, more often not. The weird let's get naked and jump in a van or whatever thing was just that, weird. The films oddest moment happens when Juan is handcuffed to a zombie and what ensues is a Samba dance to stay alive. It's…
Shocktober 2015 - 31 Nations Of Fear Film #4
Cultural comment, exotic location, creative splatter and outlandish humour melded together to make this Cuban zom-com one of the best and most unique horror/comedies of its type since Shaun Of The Dead (which I suppose will always be held aloft as the benchmark for this particular genre). There's real invention and wit at work here, with a likeable cast and an anything goes approach to both the belly laughs and intenstine munching. Some terrific standalone sequences too, including a memorable scene of zombies shuffling along the ocean floor which might just be the finest undead underwater sequence since Lucio Fulci pitted a ghoul against a great white.
Cuban zombie film from 2011, a comment on the lack of employment opportunities in a communist-run country.
This is a Cuban / Spanish zombie comedy / horror film from writer / director by Alejandro Brugués, which sees Juan (Alexis Díaz de Villegas), a forty year old slacker and his even lazier mate Lazaro (Jorge Molina) hanging about in a depressed looking Havana doing absolutely nothing. Juan’s beautiful daughter Camila (Andrea Duro) hates him because of his hopeless lifestyle and everyone dislikes Lazaro’s womanising son California (Andros Perugorría). Their idle life is soon upset, however, when suddenly and without explanation a zombie outbreaks occurs and the group finds utter chaos breaking out around them. Never one to miss a money-making opportunity Juan soon sets up a zombie-killing business under the name Juan of the Dead, which uses the…
Hilfe die Dissidenten kommen!
Der Film war deutlich besser als erwartet. Vielleicht liegt es daran dass ich schon auf Kuba war und mit all den Anspielungen da auch was anfangen konnte.
Lustig in der deutschen Version war auch der "Amerikaner" der Syncho-Denglisch sprechen musste, was etwa so klang wie ein Bayer mit Haarwurzelspliss.
Despite the very cliched plot, one-note characters, clear signs that the budget wasn't big enough for some scenes and poor CG effects, it makes up for it by clearly not trying too hard and just being over the top and really entertaining! Which it is! I watched this with some friends and we all had fun laughing at the goofy moments and over the top action scenes.
If you want a true classic, you won't find much, if you want great fun with friends, this is a good option!
Meh. There's a lot here I think I would have liked. Maybe if it were just a bit better developed, maybe if this were my first - or even tenth - "zomedy". I dunno.
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