Juan of the Dead – Cuba’s First Zombie Film

You know what’s almost better then a good zombie flick? A great zomcom.

And it’s not every day you catch a trailer for one that really looks like it can stand next to hard hitters like Shaun of The Dead, Dead Alive, and Zombie Land.

Until?

Trailer:

Meet Juan. Juan of the Dead.

Juan is your every day dude – and when Havana, Cuba is hard hit by the plague of the dead –  it’s up to Juan to save everyone. And maybbbeee make a little cash too.

Juan of the Dead is Cuba’s first attempt at the zombie genre and isn’t just a simple horror-comedy. No, according to Director Alejandro Brugues – it’s very much a social commentary too (a bit of a trend with zombie films). Cuba has been in a state of turmoil for years, so what’s a little apocalypse on top of it?

Plot Synopsis:

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.

- BBC Interview with Alejandro Brugues

No word on an American release yet – but I can’t wait to see this. Thoughts?

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