In a modern age of film and TV where zombie stories have sat front and centre in popular horror. Developing something new and inventive is not always easy. However, with Little Monsters Writer/Director Abe Forsythe manages to deliver something truly fresh and different. A relentlessly funny comic book tale of a slacker and a teacher fighting American created zombies at a petting zoo in Australia. The films narrative jumping from relationship comedy to pure comic book horror. Paying homage to the classic zombie horror of George A. Romero in the process.
Dave (Alexander England) is a habitual slacker, running away from his responsibilities at every opportunity. His life stuck in a perpetual teenage boy loop. His relationship with his long term girlfriend ending acrimoniously after arguments about whether they should conceive a child.
Following this break up Dave ends up at his sisters house sleeping on her couch. Where he begins to develop a relationship with his young nephew Felix, who at five years old, is often more mature than him. However, on chaperoning his nephew to school, Dave meets Miss Caroline (Lupita Nyong’o). A teacher who oozes charm and control. His obsession with her leading to him to volunteer on a school trip to a petting zoo, in the hope of wooing her.
Surrounded by five year olds and the highly irritating Kids TV star Teddy McGiggle (Josh Gad). Dave’s own immaturity and insecurity dovetails with the kids around him. However, as a U.S military base just 500km ahead looses control of the zombie experimentations its conducting. The petting zoo innocence is soon to be replaced with slow moving, flesh munching zombie’s.
Director: Abe Forsythe