CLINT’S THOUGHTS: A higher-budget version of a low budget zombie survival flick… Only this time, the zombies are children. And smart. This one really feels like more of a comedy than a horror. It loses a bit of praise for being a bit formulaic, and for the jokes not being quite as clever as they could be, given the talent involved in the movie. But it was definitely a horror-comedy, and not just a horror movie that happens to be funny.
Hilights: Seeing Frodo argue with Dwight Schruite. (Both actors are main characters.)
CAROLYN’S THOUGHTS: I found this pretty entertaining when you look at it as a lighthearted horror comedy and don’t take it too seriously.
Elijah Wood (Frodo from Lord Of The Rings, Beck in Tron: Uprising, Sin City, The Faculty, 9, Over The Garden Wall, 2 eps of Robot Chicken) as Clint. Finally, a movie where someone who has my name isn’t some alcoholic redneck!
Rainn Wilson (Dwight Schrute in The Office, Six Feet Under, Super, Juno, Transformers 2, My Super Ex-Girlfriend, 5 eps of Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!, The Rocker, 1 ep of Adventure Time) as Wade, the PE teacher.
Alison Pill (Snowpiercer, Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World, Goon, Dan In Real Life, The Pillars Of The Earth) as Lucy.
Jack McBrayer (Wander in Wander Over Yonder, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story, The To Do List, Wreck-It Ralph, Movie 43, Despicable Me, 4 eps of Drunk History, 2 eps of Bob’s Burgers, 2 eps of Arrested Development, 1 ep of NTSF:SD:SUV::, 1 ep of Childrens Hospital, 1 ep of Tim And Eric Awesome Show, Great Job, 1 ep of Ugly Americans) as Tracy, the gay one. (Still not Napoleon Dynamite, why do I keep thinking that?)
Leigh Whannell (Saw 1-3, Legend Of The Guardians: The Owls Of Ga’Hoole, The Matrix 2: The Matrix Reloaded) as Doug, the scientist.
Nasim Pedrad (Saturday Night Live, The Dictator, The Lorax, Despicable Me 2, 8 eps of TripTank, 7 eps of Allen Gregory, 5 eps of The Awesomes) as Rebekkah, the religious one.
Ian Brennan (Narrator in 64 eps of Glee) as Vice Principal Simms.
Jorge Garcia (Lost, The Wedding Ringer, 1 ep of Curb Your Enthusiasm) as Rick, the crossing guard.
Cooper Roth as Patriot, the bully kid.
Morgan Lily (young Raven in X-Men: First Class, 2012, 1 ep of Curb Your Enthusiasm) as Tamra, the menstruating kid.
Peter Kwong (Big Trouble In Little China, 1 ep of King Of The Hill) as Mr. Hatachi.
Kate Flannery (Meredith in The Office, 3 eps of Steven Universe, 2 eps of The Life & Times Of Tim) as Charman, Clint’s mother.
Matt Jones (Badger in Breaking Bad, A Merry Friggin’ Christmas, 3 eps of The Office, 3 eps of TRON: Uprising, 2 eps of Adventure Time, 2 eps of Beware The Batman, 1 ep of NTSF:SD:SUV) as Sheriff Dave.Music: Freeman – The English And Western Stallion