Sunday, October 07, 2007

Good, Clean Zombie Fun

I went out last night to the local -- OK, semi-local -- indie theater with some friends to see Fido, which I believe was billed as "the heartwarming tale of a boy and his zombie." Very, very funny movie; I definitely recommend it. It's probably not coming soon to a theater near you, but I believe it's out on DVD very soon.

Apparently horror comedy is a bit of a theme right now, because a couple of weeks ago they were showing Black Sheep, which is both gorier and goofier than Fido, but which has, among other things, zombie were-sheep. I imagine you probably know whether that's the sort of thing that holds an appeal for you or not, but, if it does, this movie definitely delivers. That one's out on DVD this Tuesday, actually. (Hey, the fact that we get weirdo movies in Albuquerque at all is impressive. Nobody expects us to get them quickly.)

7 comments:

  1. I think Shaun of the Dead led a very small ongoing horror-comedy trend.

    I'm looking forward to seeing Fido. I've read mixed things about Black Sheep, but it doesn't sound uninteresting.

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  2. I'd be inclined to credit it, too. And, oddly enough, the results, or at least the ones I've seen, have generally been really good. Usually you get one great movie followed by a host of lame imitations.

    Black Sheep delivers exactly what it promises, it's just that what it promises probably isn't everybody's cup of tea.

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  3. Hey! We gonna get coffee or dinner or dessert or something next Sat?

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  4. Good question! It looks like I'm going to be riding up with some friends, and there are vague plans to go somewhere to eat with them beforehand, so I don't know how free and independently mobile I will be. But it would be cool to at the very least get together and say hello.

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  5. I missed Fido which pisses me off.

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  6. Well, there's always the DVD.

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  7. Yeah, but it was a BC production and I wanted to support a decent Canadian film in the theatre. My country tends to shaft its own output.

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