It’s here! The first official trailer for what’s touted as “Cuba’s first horror film,” “Juan of the Dead.”
Like the title suggests, the movie is about a guy named Juan (Cuban actor Alexis Diaz de Villegas) surrounded by the dead as a zombie outbreak occurs in Havana. Of course, he doesn’t let a little outbreak stop him from trying to capitalize off it by starting up a killing the walking dead for money.
Written and directed by Alejandro Brugues, the film will have a bit of horror, humor and social commentary.
“It’s a zombie film but it’s about Cubans and how we react in the face of a crisis because we’ve had a lot of them here over the last 50 years,” 34-year-old Brugues told BBC World Service’s The Strand.
“It is a social comedy, it has a bit of everything. It has horror, it has action and it pretty much laughs in the face of problems.”
Juan is a typical forty year old slacker. One day Havana begins to fill up with zombies. Juan decides that the best way to cope with it is to prosper. “Juan of the dead, killed their loved ones” is his slogan, and his mission is to help people get rid of those infected around them … for a price. But the situation gets worse — while everyone is escaping to sea as a means to get away, Juan is left with no choice but to become a hero, staying to defend his country and protect his own on an island that has turned into a real bloodbath.