Trailer: Cuban horror comedy Juan of the Dead

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Trailer: Juan of the Dead
Just when I think the zombie genre has completely run aground, someone threatens to breathe a little life into it. Here’s a trailer for a zomcom billed as the first Cuban horror movie. Latching on to many familiar zombie tropes, Juan puts just enough of a Cuban-slanted political spin on it to make it almost seem alive again. No pun intended. Well, maybe a little. Speaking to CNN late last year while the film was in production, writer-director Alejandro Brugues said: “We always do the same thing in the face of trouble. First we try to make some money out of it. Then we try to leave the country. And that’s what our heroes do throughout the film.” (Awards Daily)

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