January 17, 2011

Wanting to see Juan of the Dead

Have you heard about Juan of the Dead? I've been interested in this film for some time.

Juan of the Dead is a Cuban zombie film about a Cuban entrepreneur named Juan (Alexis Diaz de Villegas) who finds Cuba overrun by zombies after the government is slow to react to the epidemic. Juan creates a business ala Ghostbusters that will exterminate the zombies for a fee.

Juan of the Dead is directed by Alejandro Brugues, an independent filmmaker hoping to create a commerical Cuban film that promises horror, comedy, and action in contrast to Cuba's history of arthouse cinema.

The BBC recently did a report on the film's production, giving us a glance at the film's props, behind-the-scenes shooting, and an intervie with Brugues.