Some words before starting:
I'm not really good at reviewing. And that's a fact.
But I watch a truly frightening amount of zombie movies, and that's another fact.
And I need to start writing down at least title and a couple of keywords about my reactions before they start to mesh together in my head.

So, something more of a quick reminder for myself than an actual review and this is why I'm keeping these out from planet Debian (sounds a bit off-topic for pdo, anyway, but people there love to blog about different things).

If I can find a well written review in the web, I'll link it too.
Because I love that kind of reviews that make you see things you wouldn't have notice otherwise or appreciate technical aspect you're totally ignorant of, or put the movie in its social/historical/cultural context.


Genre: zombedy
Year: 2006
Directed by: Andrew Currie
Written by: Andrew Currie, Robert Chomiak, Dennis Heaton
Bechdel test: there are two (or more) women in this movie, but they only talk to each other about a man.

Synopsis from Rotten Tomatoes:

In a 1950s-era alternate universe where domesticated zombies play a functional role in society by delivering the milk, carrying the mail, and even helping out with household chores, one boy is about to find out just how big of a personal responsibility "pet" ownership truly is.

Image © Lions Gate Home Entertainment
A scene from the movie Fido

Lovely.
In particular: the social satire; the fake 50s setting (both on a cultural and aesthetic point of view); Carrie Ann Moss (she's really good here, making amend for her expressionless face and useless role in The Matrix); the mockumentary on Zomcom; photography; sound track (really, can't stop singing Peggy Lee's "It's a Good Day" since then) and beautiful 50s clothes.

Reminds me of: finale of Shaun of the Dead, "What to Do in a Zombie Attack"