Imagine an alternate reality where a comet passes by the Earth and space dust descends on the planet, bringing the dead back to life as your classic mindless zombies, with the desire for human flesh.
Done to death, right?
Not like this!
This film is a zombidy mashup of “Terminator”, “Shaun of the Dead” and “Leave it to Beaver”, and Extremely well-set in the 1950s.
The zombies are controlled by electrical collars made by the giant corporation “Zombicon”. The collars turn the walking dead into passive robots who obey simple orders, and are sold as household slaves. One family gets a zombie (played by Billy Connolly), who has more personality then the dad played by Dylan Baker. The son (Played by K’Sun Ray) befriends the zombie and names him Fido. There is even some interesting chemistry between the zombie and the wife (Played excellently by Carrie-Anne Moss.)
It was more funny than anything I’ve seen in some time now, and a handful of zombie-gore, but not the least bit frightening. An absolute surprise, because I wouldn’t have picked the movie based on the cover (and I *didn’t*…) but I give it a 10 of 10.