The past ten years I have been obsessively searching for any information and “artifacts” I could find related to missing, legendary Mexican horror director, Juan F. Moctezuma II.
The story goes that while filming his first US production under Roger Corman, Moctezuma stole all the footage and disappeared. To this day we have no idea what happened to him, or his movie, "Death Has 1000 Pathways".
Moctezuma inspired greats like del Toro, Rodriquez, Sam Raimi and more. I have found props, old photos, different copies and version of his films and more. I have travelled to the locations where his films were shot and his hometown. I have been restoring his film as best I can and they are finding a new audience in festivals but now the time has come to start the final chapter (I hope!) in this ten-year journey/obsession, and find the missing legend.
My crew and I plan to travel to Mexico and begin our quest to find Moctezuma II and, if he is still alive, find out why he stopped making films and disappeared. Hopefully, he’s ready to make another film!