Saturday, October 05, 2013

Juan of the Dead

(2012) ***1/2

Juan and his best friend Lazaro are Cuban slackers (and petty criminals), until their peaceful and relaxed lifestyle is interrupted by a scourge of zombies, or "dissidents," and Juan decides to take advantage of the new business opportunity.

Juan of the Dead is obviously an homage to Sean of the Dead, but has a charm all its own.  Loaded with deadpan humor and action, this would be a good one to throw in the queue when you need something a little lighter.

8 comments:

Catfreeek said...

Tony & I both thoroughly enjoyed this film. It certainly does have it's own charm. Excellent pick!

Landshark said...

Nice, I'm going to keep this one in mind.

DCD said...

Me too - sounds fun!

JPX said...

I never heard of this, nice discovery and review!

Johnny Sweatpants said...

Trevor discovered this last year JPX! Shame on you for not remembering, or checking the Monster List before making that comment. *shakes head in stern disapproval*

I'm sold on it by the way, looking forward to watching it.

Crystal Math said...

Gracias por la buena recomendacion! Yo habia estado buscando para mas peliculas de horror en espanol.

JPX said...

Crystal are you speaking in tongues?

Octopunk said...

Comment catch-up! Only a day later and I'm way behind...

I just realized that "Juan of the dead," unlike "Shaun of the dead," doesn't have a real-word pun that it's making, i.e. "Shaun" rhymes with "Dawn" (of the dead) but "Juan" doesn't and only refers back to Shaun. Is this mike on?