If you're like me, every night you pray to the
horror gods that when you wake up there will be a zombie epidemic that you will
be forced to survive in. But alas, I wake everyday to my family and friends
alive, well, and not craving the flesh of the living. Well since I failed in
delivering a zombie plague last night while I slept, today I will make up for it
by telling you about the U.S. release date for FIDO.
If you haven't already heard, here's what FIDO is all about: Welcome to Willard, a small town lost in the idyllic world of the 50's, where the sun shines every day, everybody knows their neighbor, and rotting zombies carry the mail. Years ago, the earth passed through a cloud of space dust, causing the dead to rise with an insatiable hunger for human flesh. Terror spread across the land, until a collar was invented that made the zombies docile, even useful. A company was born: ZomCon. Thanks to their patented domestication collar, zombies became gardeners, milkmen, servants, even pets. ZomCon would like everyone to believe that they have the world under control - but do they? Timmy Robinson doesn't think so. He thinks the world is "phony-baloney". An awkward loner, Timmy spends so much time in his room even his own parents don't notice him. So when Mom buys a zombie to help around the house, Timmy is surprised, and even curious, when the beast wants to play catch. When the zombie saves him from the local bullies, a true friendship is born, and Timmy names the zombie, "Fido". But Fido's collar goes on the fritz, and the neighbors start paying the ultimate price. To complicate matters, ZomCon's notorious zombie-control specialist, Mr. Bottoms, has moved in across the street. What begins as a small town story about a boy and his best friend, becomes a biting satire about our world, the price of fear, and the rewards of risking love. "Fido" will rip your heart out.
The film sort of sounds like what you see at the end of SHAUN OF THE DEAD, except that FIDO is set in the 1950's. The flick, which is being distributed by Lionsgate, will hit U.S. theatres March 9th.