It’s a zombie film but it’s about Cubans and how we react in the face of a crisis because we’ve had a lot of them here over the last 50 years. It is a social comedy, it has a bit of everything. It has horror, it has action and it pretty much laughs in the face of problems.
Alejandro Brugués talks Juan of the Dead, on DVD August 14
Two friends hatch a plan to launch a zombie extermination service after their picturesque island is overrun by the living dead in Juan of the Dead, a satirical horror film from director Alejandro Brugués. Fast, fun and hilarious, Juan of the Dead gives a decidedly Latin touch to the zombie genre, along with a winking nod to the zom-com hit, Shaun of the Dead.Read More
When Havana begins to fill up with zombies, two friends hatch a plan to launch a zombie extermination service after their picturesque island is overrun by the living dead in this satirical horror film from director Alejandro Brugués (Personal Belongings). Fast, fun and hilarious, Juan of the Dead, gives a decidedly latin touch to the zombie genre, along with a winking nod to the zom-com hit, Shaun of the Dead.
Blending comedy, horror and the walking dead into a smooth, politically acute satire, Juan of the Dead -- the first to be shot in post-revolution Cuba without the financial support of the Cuban government -- is Presented in Spanish with English subtitles.Read More
The Cuban zombie comedy Juan of the Dead has been acquired by Focus World, the new digital distribution arm of Focus Features. The label releases its titles through video on demand and other electronic sell-through platforms such as cable providers, iTunes, Xbox 360, Playstation and YouTube.
It is said this deal allows Juan of the Dead to debut at U.S. film festivals, and it will be released in theaters this April through another unnamed distributor. Juan of the Dead premiered at the Toronto Film Festival last year, and it has already struck distribution deals in foreign territories such as Germany, Russia, Japan, and the U.K.Read More
Alejandro Brugués directs Cuba's first horror film, Juan of the Dead, which takes a humorous look at how Cubans arise in the face of a crisis having lived through many. Only this time, as they hit the shores of America, they are faced with a zombie outbreak. Check out the trailer below.
Juan of the Dead was released March 16th, 2012.Read More