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Fido (2007)

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Critic Consensus: Making the most of its thin premise, Fido is an occasionally touching satire that provides big laughs and enough blood and guts to please gorehounds.

Movie Info

Welcome to Willard, a small town lost in the idyllic world of the '50s, where the sun shines every day, everybody knows their neighbor, and rotting zombies deliver the mail. Years ago, the earth passed through a cloud of space dust, causing the dead to rise with a craving for human flesh. A war began, pitting the living against the dead. In the ensuing revolution, a corporation was born: ZomCon, who defeated the legions of undead, and domesticated the zombies, making them our industrial workers, our domestic servants--a productive part of society. ZomCon would like the people of Willard to believe they have everything under control -- but do they? Timmy Robinson doesn't think so. At 11, Timmy already knows the world is phony baloney -- Mom and Dad just won't admit it. Now ZomCon's head of security has moved in across the street, and Timmy's Mom refuses to be the only housewife on the block who doesn't have a zombie of her own. When she brings a zombie servant home, Timmy discovers a new best friend, and names him Fido. And even though Dad has a bad case of zombie-phobia, Timmy is determined to keep Fido, even if he does eat the odd person. Sometimes, it takes a dead man to teach us all what it means to be alive.more
Rating: R (for zombie-related violence)
Genre: Horror, Mystery & Suspense, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Andrew Currie, Robert Chomiak, Dennis Heaton
In Theaters:
On DVD: Oct 23, 2007
Runtime:
Roadside Attractions/Samuel Goldwyn - Official Site

Cast

Carrie-Anne Moss
as Helen Robinson
Dylan Baker
as Bill Robinson
K'Sun Ray
as Timmy Robinson
Henry Czerny
as Mr. Bottoms
Tim Blake Nelson
as Mr. Theopolis
Alexia Fast
as Cindy Bottoms
Jennifer Clement
as Dee Dee Bottoms
Aaron Brown
as Roy Fraser
Brandon Olds
as Stan Fraser
Rob LaBelle
as Frank Murphy
Mary Black
as Mrs. Henderson
Bernard Cuffling
as Mr. Henderson
Adam Scorgie
as Miss Mills' Boyfrien...
Andy Parkin
as Dr. Hrothgar Geiger
Michael P. Northey
as Joe Petersen
Jan Skorzewski
as Eating Zombie
Kevin Tyell
as Zombie's Victom
Lynn Pendleton
as 1940s Mother
Gary Slater
as Father Zombie
Taylor Petri
as Little Girl
Glenn Richards
as Vicious Zombie
Raphael Kepinski
as Collar Light Zombie
Mike Azevedo
as Henderson Zombie
Glen Power
as Zombie Milkman
Michael Irwin
as Human Milkman
Doug Abrahams
as Commanding Officer
Liam Crocker
as Zombie Paperboy
Rob La Belle
as Frank Murphy
Harold Courchene
as Zombie Grandpa
Geoff Adams
as Public Service Offic...
Lauro Chartrand
as Bezerk Zombie
Doug Abrams
as Commanding Officer
Jacob Rupp
as Returns Room Clerk
Clint Carlton
as Returns Room Custome...
Laurie Chartrand
as Berserk Zombie
Andrew Hedge
as Human Worker
Chad Sayn
as Poacher
Rick Pearce
as Poacher Driver
Barbara Moss
as Helen's Mom
David Kaye
as Voice of Newsreel Na...
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Critic Reviews for Fido

All Critics (74) | Top Critics (18)

This indie exercise is so stultifying you might want to check your own pulse.

Full Review… | October 23, 2007
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

It's a one-gag movie that starts off clever and cute, but wears thin after half an hour, and ultimately is like an excruciating Enzyte commercial for an hour and a half.

Full Review… | July 6, 2007
Seattle Times
Top Critic

The movie's breezy, blood-flecked entertainment, with no aim other than to give you a giggle and a shriek.

Full Review… | July 6, 2007
Boston Globe
Top Critic

Fido is a one-joke movie with some good performances and a few good gross-out moments. But it's not dark enough or sick enough to be a cult favorite.

June 18, 2007
Ebert & Roeper
Top Critic

Pretty funny, surprisingly smart, pleasant to look at, and often quite sick.

Full Review… | August 28, 2015
TheHorrorShow

Andrew Currie's script incisively observes how taboo preferences have become policies in the reality "Fido" creates. Macabre and satirical with the brash brio of all great zombie movies, "Fido" understands that the true ghouls' hearts are still beating.

Full Review… | September 24, 2010
Suite101.com

Audience Reviews for Fido

½

Nothing like zombie milk men. This was one of the best zombie comedys ive seen yet. Carrie Ann Moss did a turn that i hadnt seen in her and the whole concept was just good fun.

jmanard52
John Manard

Super Reviewer

A tidious dark comedy that neither makes you laugh nor scared.

FiLmCrAzY
Film Crazy

Super Reviewer

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Fido Quotes

Bill Robinson: Flesh eating maniacs need not apply!!
– Submitted by Roger E (4 years ago)

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