I like my zombie tales straight up and serious – well they more convincing that way, right? When done well, however, zombie comedies can be great fun. It would be a tall order to top the cult classic Shaun Of The Dead, but it looks like Cockneys vs Zombies, which also comes out of the UK, gives it a good go.
It is in more of a Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels style than the understated Shaun, and includes plenty of colorful language, fountains of blood, as well as dry British humor. Plus, there are some great characters among the geriatric group of zombie killers.
- UK 2012, UK
- Rated 15
- Rotten Tomatoes rating: 73%
- Director: Matthias Hoene
- Starring: Alan Ford, Dudley Sutton, Georgia King, Georgina Hale, Harry Treadaway, Honor Blackman, Lee Asquith-Coe, Michelle Ryan, Rasmus Hardiker, Richard Briers
Cockneys vs Zombies is showing at Salon Cinema 19:10 every night May 18-23.