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The Laughing Dead (1990)

Not Rated
103 min | Horror

Zombies, demons, and a mad doctor await a bus-load of folks looking for a tour of Aztec ruins. Father O'Sullivan is a Catholic priest who has lost his faith in God and who cannot forget the nun with whom he once had an affair (and a son). ...See moreZombies, demons, and a mad doctor await a bus-load of folks looking for a tour of Aztec ruins. Father O'Sullivan is a Catholic priest who has lost his faith in God and who cannot forget the nun with whom he once had an affair (and a son). O'Sullivan serves as tour guide for archaeological student Cal, New Agers Wilbur and Clarisse Lemming, runaway Laurie, and tourists Dozois and Frost on a bus trip to Mexico. No one is more surprised than O'Sullivan when his love, Tessie, also boards the bus with her bratty son Ivan. In Mexico, Cal reveals his knowledge of a crucial ancient text, just in time for the Day of the Dead festivities. Meanwhile, evil Dr. Um-tzec is planning an apotheosis for himself that will culminate in his incarnation as the Death God, and what he needs to accomplish this is the hearts of sacrificial children ... lots and lots of hearts. While Father O'Sullivan grapples with the emotions of seeing Tessie again, he is approached by Dr. Um-tzec to perform an exorcism; but Um-tzec has deceived him and O'Sullivan is thereafter occasionally possessed by the Death God. Fighting the possession, O'Sullivan tries to rescue Ivan, who is regarded as a perfect sacrificial victim. Now Tessie, Cal, Laurie, and the bickering Lemmings must pull together to stop Dr. Um-tzec and O'Sullivan from completing the apotheosis ritual. Written by Fiona Kelleghan See less
Director
Somtow Sucharitkul (as S. P. Somtow)
Writer
Somtow Sucharitkul (as S. P. Somtow)
Cinematographer
David Boyd (as D.R. Boyd)
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1990 (United States)

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Joey Acedo
Policeman #1 Policeman #1   See fewer
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John Anthoni
Acolyte #1 (as John-Anthoni) Acolyte #1 (as John-Anthoni)   See fewer
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Hank Azcona
Police Sergeant Police Sergeant   See fewer
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Bruce Barlow
Kukulcan Kukulcan   See fewer
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George Barnett
Policeman #2 Policeman #2   See fewer
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Edward Bryant
Bus Driver Bus Driver   See fewer
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Michael Bustamante
Boy In Graveyard Boy In Graveyard   See fewer
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Matt Demeritt
Harlan (as Matthew De Merritt) Harlan (as Matthew De Merritt)   See fewer
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Premika Eaton
Laurie Laurie   See fewer
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Erica Frank
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Timpson Hill
Acolyte #2 Acolyte #2   See fewer
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Larry Kagen
Wilbur Wilbur   See fewer
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Krista Keim
Clarisse Clarisse   See fewer
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Lydia Marano
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George Salazar
Estrada Estrada   See fewer
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Somtow Sucharitkul
Dr. Um-tzec (as S. P. Somtow) Dr. Um-tzec (as S. P. Somtow)   See fewer
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Vanina Sucharitkul
Minquita Minquita   See fewer
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Tim Sullivan
Father O'Sullivan Father O'Sullivan   See fewer
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Maritza Tamara
Corazon Corazon   See fewer
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Juanita Vera
Old Woman Old Woman   See fewer
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Wendy Webb
Tessie Tessie   See fewer
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Amy Andrews
Bus Passenger #1 Bus Passenger #1   See fewer
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Richard Bonnin
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Deborah Hansen
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Russell Marshall
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Jim Albert
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Alex Alvarez
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Richard Pena
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Arthur Byron Cover
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Tim Powers
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Brynne Stephens
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William F. Wu
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Wyatt Weed
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Martin Weiss
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Kirk Mouser
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Forrest J. Ackerman
Corpse #1 Corpse #1   See fewer
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Bill Warren
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Len Wein
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Beverly Warren
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Rogan Russell Marshall
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4 / 10 | 250 votes