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Skeletal Army Goes Maverick







Army of the Dead DVD!I've said it before and I'll say it again, "They just don't make enough movies about killer skeletons." They especially don't make enough movies about shotgun-toting killer skeletons. Thank goodness someone finally heeded my call to arms.

In 1590, Coronado dispatched a division of one thousand men to find El Dorado, the legendary city of gold. Those men were never seen again. While searching some Baja peninsula caves as part of an archeological expedition, a university professor and his students unwittingly unleash a long dormant curse. They soon find themselves in a life or death battle with an army of skeletal warriors, the undead remnants of Coronado's conquistadors.

That's the concept behind the low budget killer skeletons on the march flick Army of the Dead from visual effects specialist Joe Conti, director of the Sci-Fi Channel original Bugs, one of the few Sci-Fi Channel original movies that I've never seen. I'd reported on this movie earlier this year but now Conti has dropped word that Maverick Entertainment has picked up distribution rights and though a specific release date has not been settled on, he says we can expect to see Army of the Dead on shelves this coming February.

Hard to look at that artwork and not wonder where's Ash when you need him?

Now why don't you have a look at the Army of the Dead trailer currently up in Video Dread. It looks more than a bit cheesy but I say that in the best way possible.

- The Foywonder

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