Halloween Disc-A-Day: Day 10 – El Muerto

For a third year, I’m going to be watching at least one horror DVD per day and writing a short review about them. I’ve acquired a new batch that I haven’t previously seen, so without any further delay. Let’s get to work.

El Muerto aka The Dead One (1 March 2007)

A young man is killed and resurrected by the Aztec God of Death as his slave.

I’m stretching the parameters of what I can justify calling a horror movie by including this, but it has some light horror elements.  The cover makes the comparison to The Crow and Ghost Rider and it would be difficult not to.  It’s based on a comic and uring the course of the movie, it becomes a supernatural-based superhero movie.  It’s not on the same level as those other films as far as budget goes and is missing some of that polish, but it’s worth a watch if those appeal to you.  Genre film fans will recognize Michael Parks, Maria Conchita Alonzo, and Billy Drago who unlike the usual have actual roles.  Also fans of mostly shitty comedies will recognize Joel David Moore aka that guy with robot legs from Grandma’s Boy.  This may have come out a little too early as the current superhero trend started to really take off in 2008 with Iron Man.

I’ll be back with another review tomorrow, but until then check out the Motion Picture Meltdown episode on Dodgeball to hear us talk more about Joel David Moore aka that guy with robot legs from Grandma’s Boy.

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