Reviewed by Mike Ferraro
Eduardo Rodriguez (the upcoming Fright Night 2) seems to be a dual-personality director who is certainly gifted in some areas of filmmaking, but lacks terribly in many others. Curandero: Dawn of the Demon marks his feature-length debut, which tells the story of Carlos (Carlos Gallardo – El Mariachi), a spiritual healer thrust into an investigation of Castaneda, a local Satanic leader/drug lord.
Carlos’ father was a well-known curandero who helped Magdalena (Gizeht Galatea) overcome a possession of sorts during her childhood. Today, she is a federal agent investigating a man who recently escaped jail as if he disappeared. Since the man who once saved her life has died, Carlos respects his father’s legacy enough to help her. READ MORE
Our weapon enhanced heroine, Sara Pezzini, is back on the case in Dynamite’s Witchblade: Demon Reborn #2, as her troubled past rears its ugly head. Fans of the series understand that as with many “Witchblade” books, this one combines realistic artwork, excessive gore, and a supernatural powered hot chick. While it’s all fun and games, it doesn’t add much to the story that was building up in issue #1. READ MORE
Entertainment One recently picked up US and Canadian rights to New Zealand WWII horror film The Devil’s Rock (review), directed and co-written by Paul Campion. At AFM we landed a few bloody new stills, dig ‘em inside with the trailer.
“The horror pic is set in the Channel Islands on the eve of D-Day where two Kiwi Commandos are sent to destroy German gun emplacements in order to distract Hitler’s forces away from Normandy. They discover a Nazi occult plot to unleash demonic forces to win the war.” READ MORE