brian-mcgee - September 13, 2019
Lupita Nyong'o proved earlier this year in Us that she can do horror and comedy with the best of them and those skills are going to serve her well in the upcoming indie horror comedy Little Monsters. While the world may not need ANOTHER zombie movie—especially with Zombieland 2 on the horizon—this one looks like a silly enough conceit to work.
Nyong'o plays a kindergarten teacher chaperoning a field trip when, oops, zombies attack the petting zoo or whatever. If I feel a tad over all of this, it's likely because I watched Jim Jarmusch's The Dead Don't Die last night and it was awful. The zombie thing is over, it's been done to death and there's no more "social commentary" left to infuse these stories with, it has literally all been done better elsewhere at this point.
Speaking of things I'm over, I haven't even mentioned the obnoxious Josh Gad showing up to do his Josh Gad thing. I get that people like him, but it's physically impossible to shove him further down the throats of those who can't stand him. Take a vacation Josh, you could use one.
Little Monsters gets a very limited theatrical engagement beginning October 8, before moving to its permanent home on Hulu October 11.