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Saturday, February 6, 2016

Cine Beaverhausen: Pride & Prejudice & Zombies

Sisters are doing it it for themselves in the tacky but campy and sometimes scary film version of Pride & Prejudice & Zombies.

Based on the book by Jane Austen with a grafted-on zombie story line by Seth Grahame Smith. It's meant to be a parody, not to be taken seriously by any means.

I was surprised by the emotionally touching moments. It's just totally fun and buy yourself some popcorn and a soft drink for this.

Sturdy direction with a wonderful -- mostly good-looking cast, many of them newcomers to the silver screen. I went to the local cinema to see this. Lots of fun. I recommend it.

Zombies, before George Romero's Night of the Living Dead, were not cannibalistic. More like undead sleep-walkers. But now flesh-eating zombies are the rage, even on tv. This release definitely exploits the trend.

Austen purists will, of course, hate this.

Charles Dance is in this, lending class. Lily James stars. Not for everyone, but parody and camp and horror mavens should eat this up. Trash with class!

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