A zombie apocalypse threatens the sleepy town of Little Haven - at Christmas - forcing Anna and her friends to fight, slash and sing their way to survival, facing the undead in a desperate race to reach their loved ones. But they soon discover that no one is safe in this new world, and with civilization falling apart around them, the only people they can truly rely on are each other.
Jenn has washed ashore a small tropical island and it doesn't take her long to realize she's completely alone. She must spend her days not only surviving the elements, but must also fend off the malevolent force that comes out each night.
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Rose, a mostly sweet and lonely Irish driving instructor, must use her supernatural talents to save the daughter of Martin (also mostly sweet and lonely) from a washed-up rock star who is using her in a Satanic pact to reignite his fame.
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
Highly Enjoyable Zombedy With Equal Amounts of Black & Feel-Good Comedy
I think it's true that this could be the most enjoyable zombie comedy since "Shaun of the Dead", there are as many great bits of black comedy as there are those of the feel-good kind. While the laughs do come from familiar places, a lot of factors, including the two leads, makes the movie very worthwhile.
"Little Monsters" is a fast paced, simple minded yet witty zombedy adventure. It starts off a lot like a black comedy, lots of crude but actually funny jokes, no zombies yet & Alexander England gets introduced as the first of two highly enjoyable leads. The other is a quickly rising favorite of mine - Lupita Nyong'o, who has established herself as a strong presence on screen in both darkly serious and comedic roles/movies. I hope she sticks around the horror genre, because she would be missed in the community. As the story unravels, the comedy continues, but shifts slowly, showing off moments both sweet and scary. Quite a few feel-good, sweet sequences and I had no choice but to root for our heroes. Even all the kids did their best thing, adorable little creatures. I'm happy to say that aesthetically & technically "Little Monsters" is very well done, vibrant, playful and bloody. I've found that it's quite easy for a good comedy to make you sport the rose colored glasses, because they are undeniably very entertaining and can steal your heart sometimes - this excuse is the intro for me stating that I can't pick on this movie much, it was a wild and awesome ride. Some flaws I noticed were, for example, a drop in pacing around the middle part of the movie, the afore mentioned familiriaty of the concept, jokes, flow, structure, but all that didn't stand in the way of "Little Monsters" being a blast.
Not a lot of great zombedies nowadays, maybe even less than once a year a solid one comes around, so I encourage You to pick this up, get into the couch and enjoy the adventure. My rating: 8/10
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