Canadian writer-director Andrew Currie combines a throwaway gag from
Shaun of the Dead--zombies being domesticated as household
pets--with a tired spoof of 50s conformity. The story unfolds in an
alternate universe where Americans have triumphed not in World War II but
in "the zombie wars," tapping the undead to cut their suburban lawns and
serve their martinis. If Currie thinks mocking the Eisenhower years is
edgy, he must not have bought a greeting card in the last two decades; this
indie exercise is so stultifying you might want to check your own pulse.
With Carrie-Anne Moss, Dylan Baker, Tim Blake Nelson, and Billy Connolly,
unrecognizable as the blue-skinned title character.
Director: Andrew Currie
Writer: Andrew Currie, Robert Chomiak and Dennis Heaton
Producer: Blake Corbet and Mary Anne Waterhouse
Cast: Carrie-Anne Moss, Billy Connolly, Dylan Baker, K'Sun Ray, Henry Czerny and Tim Blake Nelson