"Little Monsters is Zombieland with kids where writer/director Abe Forsythe delivers on a fantastically written script"
So I was at Forbidden Planet when I got an email asking if I would kindly review 'Little Monsters'. I was quite pleased with this opportunity... as in I gave out a huge 'HELL YEAH' in the middle of the store, happy as I've been keen to watch this for sometime considering all the love it's been getting at recent festivals like Grimmfest and so on.
Dave (Alexander England) has just fallen out of a toxic and unhappy relationship with his girlfriend. Whilst staying at his sisters he decides to bond with his little nephew Felix (Diesel La Torraca) which includes a school day trip to a petting zoo... and it has nothing to do with the fact that Dave is attracted to Felix's Teacher Miss Caroline (Lupita Nyong'o).
But of course they had to choose the one day where The US Army base next to the aforementioned petting zoo has a zombie outbreak and the zombies invade the petting zoo. Dave, Miss Caroline, the Class and the not so friendly Kids personality Teddy McGiggle (Josh Gad) hide out in the souvenir shop.
From this point Dave & Miss Caroline have to find a way to survive the onslaght of horror and keep the class of young kids calm. It's a MASSIVE responsibility to take on especially when Teddy is constantly looking out for Number 1.
Fun Zombie movies seem to be a thing right now; first Zombieland now this! Not that I'm complaining as I loved both Zombieland movies and I certainly LOVE Little Monsters. This movie had me in stitches throughout. It's amazing just how lighthearted this film is with it's Taylor Swift, Neil Diamond and Hanson (Yes...HANSON) soundtrack. Alexander and Josh had me laughing. Lupita was great as Miss Caroline but without question it's the kids who steal the show; especially Diesel who has quite possibly the most awesome Star Wars reference in a film in YEARS.
Little Monsters is Zombieland with kids where writer/director Abe Forsythe delivers on a fantastically written script, mellow score by Piers Burbrook de Vere and lighthearted (but still at times gory) atmosphere throughout that might leave a little tear at the corner of your eye at the end.