Robert Rodriguez the film director, screenwriter, producer, cinematographer, editor and musician is one of the most recognized names in Hollywood and it’s pretty safe to say that if a movie that he had anything to do with came out, there would be at least a little buzz about it.
According to WorstPrevious, back in 2005, Rodriguez wrote the script for and co-produced along with Dimension Films “Curandero: Dawn of the Demon,” a supernatural thriller that flew under everyone’s radar. The film was premiered that same year at The Screamfest, Horror Film Festival in Los Angeles.
Oddly enough after the festival the film seemed to fade away instead of making a release in theaters or DVD, in fact the publication reports that the film was simply shelved. Finally, eight years later, Miramax and Lionsgate released the movie on DVD and VOD this March 12 and in order to promote the film they put out an online trailer for the R rated film.
You are probably telling yourself “the movie has to be horrible if it took 8 years for a straight to DVD release,” and I can’t say I disagree. I too am pretty skeptical about it but then again, it’s Robert Rodriguez.
“Curandero: Dawn of the Demon,” directed by Eduardo Rodriguez, is a journey down to the Mexican underworld. When Magdalena an agent played by Gizeht Galatea brings in a local curandero (shaman) to purify the police station, the two suddenly find themselves immersed in a battle against a satanic cult.
After watching the trailer I have to say I’m extremely intrigued. It looks like a disturbingly dark film full of blood, guts and unimaginable creatures you fear will be under your bed. Ultimately it has all the correct ingredients to make a great horror but the question remains if they were used correctly.
Let us know if you are going to see the movie or if you already did let us know what you thought about it.