“I wanted to explore melodrama, social satire, comedy, boy-and-his-dog films, and the zombie film—all within a 1950s-style Technicolor world.” - Director Andrew Currie
Our Closing Night event is a great zombie film: it delivers absolutely everything you want from a walking dead flick: action, scares, comedy, mad scientists—and it's a very clever satirical romantic comedy.
Welcome to Willard, a small town lost in the idyllic world of the 50s, where the sun shines every day, everybody knows their neighbor, and domesticated rotting zombies carry the mail. Thanks to ZomCon’s patented domestication collar, zombies make excellent gardeners, milkmen, servants, even pets.
Timmy Robinson is an awkward loner who spends so much time in his room even his own parents don't notice him. So when Mom (Carrie-Anne Moss, “The Matrix”) buys the titular zombie (Billy Connolly) to help around the house, Timmy is surprised when the beast wants to play catch. When the zombie saves him from the local bullies, a true friendship is born, and Timmy names him “Fido.”
But when his collar goes on the fritz, the neighbors start paying the ultimate price. To complicate matters, ZomCon's notorious zombie-control specialist has moved in across the street. What begins as a small town story about a boy and his best friend becomes a biting satire about our world, the price of fear, and the rewards of risking love.
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Added by quasistoic on February 16, 2007