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[Posted by: Eric Raymer]

One of the things that continually amazes me about zombie films is that whenever it seems they’ve been completely played out, an innovative director comes along and puts a new spin on the genre. Still, there’s lots of schlock out there, and most of the time I approach a new zombie film much like I would an actual zombie: cautiously. When news about a forthcoming Cuban zombie film called Juan de los Muertos (Juan of the Dead) broke in May, my skepticism-meter was reading pretty high. Fortunately, any doubts I had were erased when I saw the awesome teaser trailers for the film. I recently spoke with director Alejandro Brugués (who was kind enough to take a break from preparing to shoot the film to exchange some emails), and it’s clear that he’s a huge zombie fan who is really happy to be making this film. Keep reading for some exclusive information about the film as well as the teaser trailers. (more…)

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Trailer Review:
[Reviewed by: Justin Wagner]

The long-awaited movie Machete (based off the faux trailer shown during Quentin Tarantino’s half of the Grindhouse double feature, Death Proof) has finally been set for a feature film release this September 3rd. Though I’m sure many people are excited about this (me included), this trailer lacks some of the excitement the one featured in Grindhouse had. While the old trailer had a sense of tension and humor, the newer one seems as though the movie is taking a much more serious route. Maybe it is just the way the trailer is edited, but I really hope that Machete can keep the campiness shown in the Grindhouse trailer and mix it with some serious tones instead of getting rid of the camp altogether. Knowing Robert Rodriguez, though, he will probably pack in some of his classic camp, and I can’t wait to see how that plays out with an all-star cast like this one. With the addition of Robert De Niro, Jessica Alba, Steven Seagal, and Michelle Rodriguez to the film, I’m sure the story has more depth and has mildly changed from the original concept shown in Grindhouse making me even more excited in how Machete will turn out. Now I’m interested in how a Thanksgiving movie would look.