Dia de Los Muertos (Y Juan)

Yes, Juan of the Dead is a zombie horror-comedy like Shaun of the Dead. But it’s notable for a couple of reasons: 1) it’s Cuba’s first horror film, apparently, and 2) unlike regular zombie flicks or even Shaun, Juan and his pals don’t seem to be afraid of zombies at all — it appears that given all the other shit that happens in Cuba on regular basis, zombies end up pretty unremarkable as a crisis. In fact, it looks like Juan immediately seizes the invasion of the living dead as a business opportunity. That’s pretty outstanding. Here’s hoping it makes it to U.S. theaters, or at least a domestic DVD release. (Via Blastr)