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Ed Helms is Your Normal, Everyday ‘Zombie-American’

25 June 2009 10:39 AM, PDT | | See recent Tilzy.TV news »

Glen’s just your average American dude, trying to make his way in the world. And he’s got, oh, just a little, well…defect. He’s a zombie. But you know what? He’s Ok with it, and you should be too. Played by quickly-rising star Ed Helms in a limited three-chapter series, Zombie-American, in classic web video minimalism, does a lot with very little. The only ‘prop’ here is Helms’ face FX, by Anthony Pepe, which is used to nice comic effect, including a little Q-tip ballet. The icy-green eyes are also a key touch, allowing a nice edge of walking dead to counter-balance Glen’s happy-go-lucky bearing. There’s something in Glen’s matter-of-fact, persevering demeanor that has a hint of tragic to it: whether he’s doing the crossword, flounderingly shooting hoops or trigger-pointing at himself in the mirror - ‘I look good…‘ - there’s »

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