Jim Jarmusch’s meta zom-com, The Dead Don’t Die (2019), wasn’t exactly loved by genre fans. We discuss what we liked, what we didn’t, and why watching Game of Thrones and reading Harry Potter might not be the best way to spend your few remaining years on Earth. This episode is saltier than usual, perhaps caused by the ambient dread created by polar fracking.
Zombieland (2009) is one of the more successful zom-coms. It features a great cast and a lot of fun ideas. It’s not the most philosophical of films, but we do manage to get into what it means to live life by a set of rules. And more importantly, what our zombie apocalypse outfits would look like.
In this episode Marc and Chad answer the question posed by 1985’s punk rock horror comedy masterpiece Return of the Living Dead: Why Bother? The dynamics of slow vs fast zombies, great soundtracks, amazing character actors, and more are on the autopsy table this time around.