Juan Of The Dead review

Zombies on the loose in Havana

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Deadbeat dad Juan Alexis Diaz de Villegas) has survived the Castro regime, so he remains remarkably unfazed when the zombie apocalypse hits Havana.

The postmodern, post-Shaun zomcom roadshow totters unsteadily but flamboyantly in Cuban heels, its jaunty tone bristling uneasily with often unlikeable heroes.

But director Alejandro Brugués dispatches the undead with cartoonish glee (slingshots!) and resurrects the genre’s political subtexts with jibes at a country where zombies are dismissed as “dissidents” and public transport continues to run, no matter what.

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