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First Cuban Zombie movie: Juan of the Dead!

From the BBC:

Blood-spattered, flesh-eating monsters have been roaming the Cuban capital, Havana, in recent months – all part of filming for the country’s first zombie movie.

Bearing a similar title to Britain’s 2004 comedy horror Shaun Of The Dead, Juan Of The Dead’s plot is actually closer to the 1984 ghoul classic Ghostbusters.

In the film, an entire city is overrun by zombies while Cuba’s Communist leaders insist it is just a plot by US-backed dissidents to bring down the government.

So it is left to hero Juan – played by Cuban actor Alexis Diaz de Villegas – to rid the island of the undead for money.

But as the zombie outbreak begins to spread, he is left with no choice but to fight for his own survival. – continue reading!



February 14, 2011 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , ,


  1. Ooohh awesome! Brain-munchingly awesome title too!

    Comment by e6n1 | February 22, 2011

  2. Gotta love those kind of comedy and zombies

    Comment by zstalker | May 25, 2011

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