Dave has decided to get over his recent breakup by seeking refuge in his nephew Felix, accompanying him on a school trip, among other things, to be able to get closer to one of the teachers, Miss Caroline. Everything seems normal, at least until a zombie invasion breaks out that will threaten Dave's plans. New horror movie icon Lupita Nyong'o nails it in this blend of comedy and gore.Written by
Sitges Film Festival
Right, well I didn't even know about "Little Monsters" prior to getting a chance to sit down and watch it. And being a huge fan of all things zombie, of course I had to sit down and watch this movie.
Turns out that "Little Monsters" from writer and director Abe Forsythe was actually quite good. It was a nice surprise and was actually a nice addition to the zombie genre, especially because Abe Forsythe managed to incorporate the comedy so well into the storyline, without it tipping over and becoming a downright comedy.
The storyline was good, nicely paced and actually had some good things to it. Sure, it was a zombie story, so you know what you are getting. But the movie does offer odd bits of things that you don't usually see in zombie movies, such as the kid's TV show host, children being a major part of the storyline, people singing during a zombie outbreak, and so on.
As for the zombie make-up, well, I must admit that they did a great job. The zombies looked good, and it wasn't, thankfully, not just people painted gray on the face and forgetting about the neck and hands. No, "Little Monsters" actually had decent zombie make-up and prosthetics, and even had enough gore in it to make it have that special zombiesque feeling to it. It was good.
And the movie had a great cast. Lupita Nyong'o really carried this movie quite well, and she was nicely cast for the role of Miss Caroline. Alexander England, playing cousin Dave, was also quite good. However, I must say that Josh Gad, playing Teddy McGiggle, was actually hilarious in the movie, and his character was just a blast.
If you enjoy zombie movies, and want something that deviates from the usual end-of-the-world-struggling-to-survive formula, then "Little Monsters" is a refreshing addition to the zombie genre.
I am rating "Little Monsters" seven out of ten stars.
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