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Malden, MA, 1950s

05-17-2014Fido (2006)http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0457572/
There have been produced so many ‘conventional’ zombie movies (or even zombie comedies) that I instantly become intrigued when there is one that kind of defies the standards. Fido definitely defies the standards. It features a universe where zombies can be domesticated for personal use (kind of like Bub in Romero’s Day Of The Dead (1985), much like butlers or slaves in any way (ány way). The focus isn’t solely on the horror, even though director Andrew Currie is more a horror-director than a comedy-director, to put it into categories, but the funny bits are quite funny.
The movie starts promising with a commercial for Zomcon, a government corporation that protects Americans from zombies. Because of some mystical space dust that fell on the earth years ago, people started to become zombies and in order to control that, Zomcon built fences around cities all over the place. Zombies can be domesticated for personal use by putting a collar on them. Fido (Billy Connolly) is zombie of the house of the Robinson family, a middle class family living in the suburbs. Fido becomes friends with young Timmy Robinson (K’Sun Ray). Fido is set in the 50s, which is a nice idea and works out well because of some great bright and kitschy production design and an uplifting score.
It is admirable that Currie is trying to do something different. I don’t know many zombie movies where most of the attention is on one particular zombie. Of course it helps that Connolly is playing Fido with wonderful conviction, to such a level the movie is almost to be regarded as a zombie coming-of-age movie. However, never really does Fido manages to maintain the high level that it instantly reached with the promising start. The plot contains many hiccups and the focus on the absurd often has a forced feeling to it (a scene where Timmy and Fido are taking a stroll through the hills was almost painful).
Fido is definitely one of the better zombie comedy movies and although it’s never hilarious, it will make you laugh. At the very least, Fido deserves praise for its efforts for its original zombies-go-50s-cul-de-sac idea.

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