I don’t care what Robert Rodriguez is involved with, I want in on it whatever it is. The man is a genius when it comes to filmmaking and I love almost everything he’s done thus far. He’s a master of using a limited budget to its fullest extent, as well as a maestro of action and mayhem. CURANDERO: DAWN OF THE DEMON is a perfect example of both. Fun and scary as hell, this film will take you on a dark journey that you won’t soon forget
If you are not familiar with CURANDERO: DAWN OF THE DEMON, here is the plot synopsis courtesy of Lionsgate:
Robert Rodriguez presents CURANDERO: DAWN OF THE DEMON, an action-packed horror flick that takes a couple on a horrifying journey through the deepest bowels of the Mexican underworld. When beautiful federal agent Magdalena calls upon curandero Carlos for his services to purify a police station, the two of them suddenly find themselves immersed in a Satanic cult’s bloodthirsty battleground.
I’m not sure how or if Eduardo is related to Robert, but he has a bright future in the film industry regardless. I wasn’t sure what to expect when I went into this film; the cover looks awesome, but we all know that you can’t judge a book or a movie by just that. Thankfully, the film delivers on all levels and is vastly entertaining.
CURANDERO: DAWN OF THE DEMON is shot very well and the production value looks high, although I’m pretty sure the budget was not very large. The cinematography is especially impressive; the Director of Photography does an excellent job of capturing the darkness that permeates the film with odd angled shots and lots of shadowed scenes.
The acting is also great. I am especially excited to see Carlos Gallardo back on-screen; he portrayed the original El Mariachi in Robert Rodriguez’s film of the same name, and I’ve enjoyed his work ever since.
The special effects in CURANDERO: DAWN OF THE DEMON are awesome, with plenty of carnage to please even the stoutest of gore-hounds. There is an impressive amount of gore and blood in this film, and the results are evident on-screen. Once again, this is an awesome testament to how well the production team used their budget.
Overall, CURANDERO: DAWN OF THE DEMON is a major win for me. I will definitely be making a note to check out Eduardo Rodriguez’s future works. The film hits store shelves today, so be sure and check it out.