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When Scary Movie gave us a horror movie parody of a horror movie parody in the year 2000, it irreparably damaged the film community for all time. When this Granny of the Dead horror movie parodied a different horror movie parody in 2017, it was somehow even worse.
Poignant, and detailed, with a wonderful flare for the dramatic, Granny of the Dead is the next great foray into the zombie genre. Director and writer Tudley James brings together a motley group of rookie actors, who each shine in their roles and bring the film a sense of authenticity that is welcome in a genre that has become saturated in over the top special effects and sub-par performances. Our characters are trying to survive a zombie apocalypse in which the elderly are the only ones effected, Tudley James utilizes a brilliant method of parallel editing to keep all his storylines cohesive and clever. With decisive wit and charm Granny of the Dead asserts itself as one of the best horror releases this year, one that horror and comedy fans alike will be frothing at the mouth to see.
Great flick, funny zom-com!
Granny of the Dead is the latest zombie comedy and it definitely holds its own. In a genre full of classics like Shaun of the Dead and Zombieland, Granny of the Dead sets itself apart by having a unique plot and some great kills and gags of its own. When a mysterious force transforms all the elderly citizens of a quiet, English town into the undead, the youth find themselves fighting for their lives. There are some gruesome kills, as can be accepted for the genre, which include more classic ones like a cleaver through the head and some more inventive ones that I won't spoil. One scene in particular takes place in a bedroom and perfectly meshes the zombie violence with the humor. The director, Tudley James, uses some interesting camera angles and a variety of different POV shots to make the film exciting just to look at. For anyone who is a fan of B-movie spoofs like Sharknado (the director of that produced this film) or zombie films, Granny of the Dead is a hilarious and horrifying flick definitely worth a watch.
A zombie comedy that just simply sucks and lacks any bite, so to speak.
The director of Sharknado brings another wild horror comedy in Granny of the Dead. When a strange forces turns all the old people in town into zombies, it falls to the youth to fight off the infestation. To make matters worse, all the kids are separated across town and have to fight on their own to get back together. The main focus is on Ed, who makes up to find his grandmother a zombie and becomes trapped in his room. This setup allows director Tudley James to play with all the zombie tropes we know and love. Ed frequently calls his friend he informs him of the rules of a zombie attack similar to Jamie Kennedy's role in the Scream films. James does a great job with the low budget, making the deaths look as gruesome as more expensive zombie films and his actors play along well, looking properly scared. The ending, when the friends finally meet up, is mayhem and it is hilariously set against Ed's parents returning from vacation, entirely oblivious to the zombies around them. The best part about this film is how it manages to balance its humor with horror. Much like Shaun of the Dead, this film deserves to be placed into both categories. Fans of zombie films will love Granny of the Dead and I highly recommend it.
After realizing the elderly have turned into zombies overnight, a group of friends fights to survive in Granny of the Dead. Similar to Shawn of the Dead, this spoof film has scares, pop ups, but also a lot of laughs. I don?t think you want to miss out on this parody for many reasons, but especially because it is brought to you by the director of Sharknado! My favorite part were the authentic looking special effects! I recommend this amazing movie for anyone looking to watch a new zombie movie.
Granny of the Dead is a great and different horror film with the use of situational humor, fantastic close up shots, and playful use of shadows. This film comes off as a parody that finds a great balance between the gory, humor, and suspense. The music choice throughout the film furthers the suspense created by the lighting and camera angles displaying a harmony between sight and sound that keeps the audience intrigued. The cast does a great job with the self-aware writing and conveying the satire feel of the film. Throughout the film, as the elderly zombies get more creative at luring people into their traps so do the deaths and gory of the zombie killings. This action packed humorous horror movie is one that is not only great in of itself, but is something you'll love to watch with a group of friends. I highly recommend this film to any and all horror movie lovers looking for another great film.
Most zombie apocalypses start with the majority of the world's population falling victim to an infection, creating insurmountable odds for the remaining humans. Granny of the Dead, on the other hand, starts with a demon turning all of the elderly in a British town into the walking dead. Rather than facing a fight for the survival of humankind, our protagonist Ed just wants to survive his zombified grandma trying to kill him. Granny of The Dead is a perfectly executed spoof of the zombie genre, poking fun at many of the genre tropes and expectations. You have the bad-ass zombie hunter, the whimpering coward, and - my personal favorite - Ed's friend who is way too prepared and excited for the zombie attack. Shawn of the Dead certainly feels like an inspiration for this movie, as well as other zombie comedies like Zombieland. The film uses hilarious and original takes on all of these characters and features tons of classic British humor and wit. Granny of The Dead is a fun take on an old genre that I definitely recommend.