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Little Monsters (2019)

A washed-up musician teams up with a teacher and a kids show personality to protect young children from a sudden outbreak of zombies.

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Abe Forsythe

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Abe Forsythe
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lupita Nyong'o ... Miss Caroline
Alexander England ... Dave
Josh Gad ... Teddy McGiggle
Kat Stewart ... Tess
Diesel La Torraca ... Felix
Nadia Townsend ... Sara
Marshall Napier ... Army General
Glenn Hazeldine ... Rory
Ava Caryofyllis ... Beth
Charlie Whitley ... Max
Mason Mansour Mason Mansour ... Mickey / Felix Double
Kim Doan ... Kim
Wolfgang Gledhill Wolfgang Gledhill ... Wolfgang
Caliah Pinones ... Caliah
Jack Schuback Jack Schuback ... Jack
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Dave has decided to get over his recent breakup by seeking refuge in his nephew Felix, accompanying him on a school trip, among other things, to be able to get closer to one of the teachers, Miss Caroline. Everything seems normal, at least until a zombie invasion breaks out that will threaten Dave's plans. New horror movie icon Lupita Nyong'o nails it in this blend of comedy and gore. Written by Sitges Film Festival

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Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi

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Rated R for bloody zombie violence, crude sexual content, language throughout and brief drug use. | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Felix Williamson (Novak), Talayna Moana Nikora (Kimby) and director Abe Forsythe previously worked together on Ned (2003), a satire about the life and legacy of Australian outlaw Ned Kelly. See more »

Quotes

Teddy McGiggle: I fucking hate those little Kiddlywinks. Fucking the shit out of their moms was the only thing that made it better, until it didn't.
Teddy McGiggle: You realize that you're only doing it because you're dead inside. And it's the only thing that keeps you from killing yourself.
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References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »

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I Don't Want To Live On The Moon
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It was quite good...
11 October 2019 | by paul_haakonsenSee all my reviews

Right, well I didn't even know about "Little Monsters" prior to getting a chance to sit down and watch it. And being a huge fan of all things zombie, of course I had to sit down and watch this movie.

Turns out that "Little Monsters" from writer and director Abe Forsythe was actually quite good. It was a nice surprise and was actually a nice addition to the zombie genre, especially because Abe Forsythe managed to incorporate the comedy so well into the storyline, without it tipping over and becoming a downright comedy.

The storyline was good, nicely paced and actually had some good things to it. Sure, it was a zombie story, so you know what you are getting. But the movie does offer odd bits of things that you don't usually see in zombie movies, such as the kid's TV show host, children being a major part of the storyline, people singing during a zombie outbreak, and so on.

As for the zombie make-up, well, I must admit that they did a great job. The zombies looked good, and it wasn't, thankfully, not just people painted gray on the face and forgetting about the neck and hands. No, "Little Monsters" actually had decent zombie make-up and prosthetics, and even had enough gore in it to make it have that special zombiesque feeling to it. It was good.

And the movie had a great cast. Lupita Nyong'o really carried this movie quite well, and she was nicely cast for the role of Miss Caroline. Alexander England, playing cousin Dave, was also quite good. However, I must say that Josh Gad, playing Teddy McGiggle, was actually hilarious in the movie, and his character was just a blast.

If you enjoy zombie movies, and want something that deviates from the usual end-of-the-world-struggling-to-survive formula, then "Little Monsters" is a refreshing addition to the zombie genre.

I am rating "Little Monsters" seven out of ten stars.


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