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Has there been anything of worth in the world of zombies in the last five years or so? It feels like the last time the walking dead were relevant was Edgar Wright’s savvy send-up “Shaun of the Dead,” with a footnote to the genre being the angry politics of George A. Romero’s “Land Of The Dead” and the popular success of empty-headed ventures “World War Z” and “The Walking Dead.” There’s no shortage of zombies in the mainstream now, and the novelty of another skin-snacking apocalypse has worn off. You really need to bring a new gimmick to the table if you’re going with zombies. Hence, one-joke premises like “Cockneys Vs. Zombies.” This plucky horror comedy plumbs depths we’ve seen before, though there’s some credit due to them burying the lede. The film starts out by following the sometimes-antagonist relationship between young brothers Andy and Terry (Harry Treadaway, »

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