Zombie Movies Forever
As long as the dead don’t die, we’ll forever be entertained by zombies. There’s Warm Bodies, Santa Clarita Diet, Shaun of the Dead, iZombie, and Zombieland. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Scout’s Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse, and The Returned. Whatever your taste (see what I did there), there’s an undead movie for you. And if you haven’t heard, Focus Features is bringing us some fresh meat in The Dead Don’t Die.
You may need to watch the trailer a few times to catch that amazing cast. Behind this deadpan comedy is writer/director Jim Jarmusch, better known for vampires than zombies. However, with an ensemble like that I’m confident we can trust him with our brain-eating besties. Among the living are Adam Driver, Bill Murray, and Chloe Sevigny. Among the dead are Iggy Pop and Carol Kane. I’m not sure where to place Tilda Swinton, though, not that it matters. She talks with a wicked accent and handles a katana like a fat kid handles a spoon.
Welcome to Centerville
If ever there was a town of people for hordes of people eaters to eat, Centerville is far from it. They don’t joyride and smash mailboxes with bats while hanging out the window. Instead, Bill Murray drives Adam Driver around in a cop car as he beheads zombies. Tilda Swinton, the local morgue attendant, turns deceased relatives into drag queens, not at all good with applying makeup. She’s brilliant at applying Japanese swordplay, though, turning undead relatives back to deceased relatives. Zombies don’t stand a chance in Centerville, especially when you factor in the forces of Steve Buscemi, Danny Glover, and Tom Waits.
Get your katanas ready and your brains covered. The Dead Don’t Die rises in theaters June 14, 2019.