Synopsis: Curandero: Dawn of the Demon is 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 the local curandero (Gallardo) for his services to purify a police station, the two of suddenly find themselves immersed in a satanic cult's blood-thirsty battleground.
Genre: Horror
Director(s): Eduardo Rodriguez
Production: Miramax Films
92 min

And then what happened?

We saw them walking

by the side of the road.

Who'd you see? The victims?

We told them we were cops,

but they ran away.

After we caught them,

we cut off their hands and feet.

Then we hanged them

with their own guts.

After that, you drank their blood?

First we carved the symbols

on their skin.

How much was left

after you ate them?

Not much.

We burned what was left.

We have reports of 86 people missing

in the last six weeks.

We've found 14 of them.

Where are the other bodies?

They're buried.

You're going to tell me everything

you know about Castaeda.

I want the names

of all his accomplices...

...every last detail.

Then you'll take us

to where the Nanga is.

That's where the other bodies are, right?

Some of them.

Most of them.

We've been reporting

the arrest of the leader...

of the satanic drug-trafficking cult...

who's been terrorizing our city

these last few months.

The chief of police has arrived...

to supervise this operation personally.

What can you tell us

about Castaeda's arrest?

Everything's under control.

Castaeda's in custody.

And our curandero Marcelino

has purified the site.

And here's Castaeda, the leader...

The most wanted criminal

in recent times.

What's up, Carlos?

Hi, Oscar.

Want some gum, Don Carlos?

Bad news, right?

Depends on your line of work, Carlos.


Here's a man who's earned

his reputation.

Unlike others.

I know I shouldn't be telling you this.

So why are you telling me?

Mrs. Garza is afraid to leave her house.

I don't know what you told her,

but you scared her...

more than you helped her.

Who's the best curandero in town?

I don't know.

Cut the crap!

Who do people call

for spiritual healing?

You, Alex.


I don't understand why this guy...

dislikes how I treat my patients.


Pure f***ing jealousy.

Carlitos, please don't mess

with my clients.

It's always the same.

He takes my newspapers

and never pays.


Just be glad you don't

have to deal with death.

I don't plan to.

Good for you.

That's why I don't mind

you reading my papers.

Because you honor your father.

You're a good man.

More important than that, Oscar, I pay.

Hey, can I get a spell from you?

What kind?

I asked Mrs. Marjila

out to dinner tonight...

and I want it to go well.

Eat this right before you pick her up.

Not a minute sooner or later.

What is it?

Fresh mint.

Yes, Dad, I'm fine.

I've got to go.

Will you give me your blessing?

Okay, bye.

Good morning.

I'm looking for Don Carlos Gutirrez.

That's me. How can I help you?

The Don Carlos I'm looking for

is twice your age.

I also go by the name of Don Carlos.

Come in.

Does Don Carlos still live here?

Are you a federal agent?

Could you tell from my car?

Would you show me your I.D., please?

I'm sorry. I never forget,

I don't know what I was thinking.

Here you go.

I always wanted to be a federal agent.

What's your specialty?

Ritualistic crimes and satanic worship.

Where is...

My father?

Don Carlos died a few years ago.

I'm sorry.

It's okay, he was very old.

I was hoping to find him here.

I needed his help again.

Did you know him?

I was very ill when I was little.

My father brought me to this house.

Don Carlos performed rituals

and purifications on me all day long.

He saved my life.

How strange. I don't remember you.

The last night I was here...

I dreamt that I was floating

above the bed.

And to this day, my father

swears he actually saw me rise.

Of course.

You almost touched the ceiling.

I always thought

you were just a dream.

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Robert Rodriguez

Robert Anthony Rodriguez is an American filmmaker, screenwriter, and musician. He shoots and produces many of his films in Mexico and his home state, Texas. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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