Opening up with the awesome intro song "For Whom The Bell Tolls" by Metallica, we find the world has been decimated by a zombie outbreak, the likes of which has not been seen since George Romero's last film.
Enter nerdy college student Columbus (Jesse Eisenberg), who whilst appearing to be the unlikeliest of candidates for surviving a zombie apocalypse, seems he’s managed to stay ahead of the undead by living his life according to a set of survival rules. You remember the rules from Scream about how to survive a horror movie? Well it seems he’s gone one step better and developed a whole set about surviving a world full of zombies.
Anyway, on his travels, he comes across a gun toting cowboy named Tallahassee, played by Woody Harleson, who seems more interested in finding the last box of Twinkies (an American snack food) available than finding a place of safety, But as he’s armed to the teeth with guns, he decides his chances of survival are better sticking with him, and so the two head off together as they attempt to pursue their individual ideals.
They are later joined by a couple of gun-toting sisters, who initially try to rip them off, but then end up forming an uneasy alliance with, and so the fun begins as the group head off as they attempt to find a safe haven away from the zombies.
Featuring plenty of zombie carnage, slapstick humour , a few special guest appearances from the likes of Bill Murray and Amber Heard and a fair old dollop of blood and gore, the film is a highly enjoyable horror comedy, which zombie film fans should definitely get a kick out of. If you liked Shaun of the Dead, you should love this.