Zombies (2018)

Based on Zombies & Cheerleaders by David Light and Joseph Raso, this Disney take on when Hell gets full is all about the town of Seabrook, where a power plant accident turned half the town into zombies, who have been fitted with Z-Bands — whose soothing electromagnetic pulses keep them from craving brains — and live in a walled off city called Zombietown.

Our star-crossed lovers are Addison, a cheerleader with white hair, and Zed, a football playing zombie. Nobody in either group of kids — zombies have their own all-in-one peer group — know that they’re in love. Throw in a few musical numbers and you have a recipe for success that has led to two sequels (Zombies 3 is in production) and 10.3 million viewers.

I kind of liked how the humans are more zombified than the undead. The only flavor of ice cream in town is vanilla, which is a cute joke.

There was also an unsold pilot for Zombies and Cheerleaders and the second film in the series added werewolves while the third looks like it’s going to have aliens.

I just want to know who decided to integrate the zombies into the school. That makes me want to make a serious drama about the zombies who worked so hard to get rights for everyone and if you think I’m kidding, you can laugh as I win an Oscar for my tearjerking dramatic script.

 

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