It’s got zombies! It’s got gore! It’s got jokes! It’s got relationship drama! As well as some easily distracted kids, and an Academy Award winning actress as its lead. This could be fun.
The official synopsis…
“After a rough breakup, directionless Dave (Alexander England) crashes at his sister’s place and spends his days expanding his young nephew’s questionable vocabulary. When an opportunity arises to chaperone an upcoming school excursion alongside the charming and enigmatic teacher Miss Caroline (Lupita Nyong’o), Dave jumps at the chance to impress her. What he wasn’t anticipating was Teddy McGiggle (Josh Gad), an obnoxious children’s television personality who shapes the excursion’s activities. What he was expecting even less was a zombie invasion, which unfolds after an experiment at a nearby military base goes awry. Armed only with the resourcefulness of kindergartners, Dave, Miss Caroline and Teddy must work together to keep the monsters at bay and carve a way out with their guts intact.”
Good horror comedies are few and far between, and I like Lupita Nyong’o (even though that wig is terrible). Hopefully it doesn’t veer into completely stupid territory, which is really easy to do with this genre. It is getting a one night theater release, but it strikes me as a microwave popcorn on the couch kind of movie.
Little Monsters will be in theaters on October 8th only – there will be a live streamed Q&A after the showing. Snag tickets here. It drops on Hulu October 11th.