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NOW CLOSED: COMPETITON: WIN ONE OF TWO COPIES OF Curandero: Dawn of the Demon – plus full review

May 14th, 2013 by Big Phil Comments

Curandero: Dawn of the Demon
Directed by: Eduardo Rodriguez
Starring: Carlos Gallardo, Gizeht Galatea & Gabriel Pingarrón
Running time: 92mins

A journey that takes one man into the bowels of black magic in Mexico City

Carlos (Gallardo) and Magdalena (Galatea) are on the trail of a blood thirsty group of kidnappers. Kidnappers who torture their victims through hideous satanic rituals before disembowelling, eating and then burning the remains.

The Police are afraid to investigate for fear of their Station and themselves will be cursed by this dangerous group. But things, hideous as they may seem, are part of a larger network. A network involving a drugs cartel backed by “people in high places”, where it seems the best way to secure your business is through supernatural fear.

Carlos and Magdalena chip away at their investigation with thanks to Carlos’ special talent; he can sense things before they happen, or in the case of death, he can sense how it happened. With this special gift, and armed only with their nerves, the duo must try to bring an end to this evil before it corrupts the entire city, or worse still, the entire populace.

Currandero is a South American production that has been written by Robert Rodriguez that is more of an art-horror than action flick. The dialogue only plays to the sense of evil as the real strength in this film lies in its cinematography.

The blood literally drips from ceiling to floors, with micro-editing cuts giving the viewer the briefest of glimpses into the psyches of, and horrors that befell, the victims. Respect must be given to the art and make-up departments, for the work that they have laboured over is only on screen for less than a second at a time. With human remains literally flung about the screen and a demon, of sorts, leering over the corpse, this is a film that is NOT for the faint hearted.

Steeped in perhaps local beliefs, this film may lose a little of its psychological impact on a European audience, but they will certainly not be able to avoid the blood-lust carnage on the screen.

If you enjoy gallons of blood from a supernatural source backed by fast paced editing, then this is perfect viewing for a Saturday night. If, on the other hand, you are afraid of things that do more than just go bump in the night then hid behind that pillow and sleep with the light on!

 2 out of 5 Nerds


We have 2 copies of Curando: Damn Of the Demon up for grabs. Fancy winning a copy?

Just answer this simple question: Robert Rodriquez wrote this movie but what was the vampire movie he directed starring George Clooney and Quentin Tarantino called?

Answers emailed to including a full postal address to be recieved on or before Thursday 30th May, 2013.

Winners will be notified via email. Open only to UK and Ireland (sorry US folks) and all entrants must be over 18 years of age.

All normal FTN competition T&Cs apply. Judge’s decidion is final.

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I arrived on Earth in 1977 and have virtually devoted my entire existence to cult films, television programmes and cartoons. I am a very big fan of Star Wars and Star Trek; I may struggle with foreign languages but I can order live Gagh in Klingon! I’m the Nerd that knows the trivia but I’m hopeless at sport!