In the zombie apocalypse, you take what you can get, whether that’s scrounging for medicine in an abandoned pharmacy, sitting down to dinner with a can of year-old Spam (uh, could we reconsider getting bitten again?), or pinning the last hope for the world on the slim possibility that a chance meeting between a human girl (Teresa Palmer) and a zombie boy (Nicholas Hoult) might reignite a spark of humanity that will make those who are walking just a little less dead. WARM BODIES takes a good deal of its commercial instincts from THE TWILIGHT SAGA, but director Jonathan Levine instills the narrative with credible drama and lots of effective humor to make this a dark romantic fantasy suited for more than just the teen audience. Cinefantastique Online’s Steve Biodrowski and Dan Persons take a look at the film, and discuss how Levine took a project that could have gone wrong in so many ways, and managed to avoid the pitfalls.
Also: Dan previews the debut this Friday of our brand-new show, THE CFQ INTERVIEW, featuring STAR TREK: DEEP SPACE NINE’s Armin Shimerman; plus what’s coming to theaters next week, which is nothing, but we touch that base anyway.