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Harold is suffering from a frightening new disease that is turning him into a zombie. After an experimental new treatment fails, Harold's condition deteriorates and he ends up on the run from a group of violent vigilantes who are out for blood. Written by
Don't judge books and films by their covers.. and suchlike....
At first glance, this is a low budget horror/comedy/mockumentary film with a barely known cast and a cheesy title, but basically just ignore that.
No, seriously, ignore it all.
The zombies aren't the walking dead, they're just men suffering from a weird illness that causes stiffness of the limbs, reduced mental ability and eventually violence. The film focuses on the first man to suffer from it, Harold, who also has a much slower progression of the symptoms, so while there are others limping about with silly walks and making groaning noises, Harold still has most of his wits about him. He's a nice warm hearted old man who struggles to manage, and begins being cared for by a kind young nurse called Penny.
The comedy comes mostly from three daft lads who are self appointed vigilantes, inter-cut with British regional TV news reporting at it's finest.
There are 'zombies' and some slapstick-esque violence with baseball bats and ketchup blood, but that's all the horror you get. There's no battles, no action sequences, no graphic be-headings, no guns, no brain eating and no end of the world.
What there is however, is a really brilliantly told story about a lovely man and the person that cares for him, that is joyous at times and completely heartbreaking at others. Depending on where you are in your own life and how it relates to you and/or your family, it'll easily have you in tears.
Not a film for everyone's tastes or expectations, but that doesn't make it any less wonderful. Thank you.
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