Sunday, October 28, 2012

The Month of Horror Day 28: Zombieland

Basement contributor Matt Bellamy has taken it upon himself to watch and review at least one horror movie a day for the month of October . . . because he's awesome that way! For tonight's edition Bellamy has to decide if it's nut up or shut up time.

Perhaps more of a straight up comedy than a horror? You can make that argument but it has zombies in it, and it's pretty gory so... I'm saying it counts! Right off the bat, you know this movie is going to be awesome because we jump into some rules you really should abide by in order to survive the zombie apocalypse--limber up, double tap, always check the back seat, just to name a few! Jesse Eisenberg stars as the main character, a young geek (playing comfortably outside his usual roles *cough*), on a journey trying to cross several hundred miles of dangerous and undead landscape to reach his parents who it turns out are actually most likely dead *SPOILER ALRET*. While on his journey he meets up with Woody Harrelson, Emma Stone, and Abigail Breslin (yum) (wait, no, I meant that for Emma Stone), as they eventually join together after some initial friction and become a sort of dysfunctional family. Their new goal is to head to Los Angeles to possibly seek refuge in an amusement park but it's really more the idea of one last hurrah in a dead and joyless world that is mostly appealing to them. Best part about this flick? A certain celebrity they find while in Hollywood, deciding to crash in his mansion for awhile, I won't give away who it is because it's worth finding out for yourself if you haven't seen this yet! It's Bill Murray **ANOTHER SPOILER ALERT**. A complete joy to watch, it never wears out its welcome, the writing is clever, the chemistry between the actors feels very real and natural and the "Zombie Kills of the Week" are a scream; this is essential Halloween viewing!

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