It’s Sunday. And on Sundays I try to post something a little more light hearted. So let me introduce you to a touching story of a boy and his… Zombie! FIDO is a fun and different little horror-ish movie that I’m featuring for this Scream-A-Day.
FIDO mixes the ideas of Cold War, Zombies, the question of what’s life, domestic working rights, and 50s suburbia. Yes, I got all of that out of this film, and you will also.
For the longest, I kept passing on this film on Netflix because the poster just looked dumb. But once I clicked and watched it I realized that this wasn’t just some stupid low-budget prank. FIDO was actually a well made production with good messages in it.
Even thought Carrie-Ann Moss doesn’t don the black leather suit in this, she does a wonderful job of playing Helen Robinson, a loving mother and disenchanted house wife. In a world where the zombie apocalypse happened, but then zombies became domesticated, Helen just wants to be like everyone else and have a zombie of their own. Her son Timmy (Kesun Loder) is down with the idea, but her husband Bill (Dylan Baker) doesn’t like it. But Helen figures why not get one, she can always take it back if Bill is Dead set against it.
Fido (Billy Connolly) quickly becomes part of the family and Timmy’s friend, especially for the fact that Timmy keeps getting bullied by the kids at school. How are they domesticating Zombies you ask? The military corporation ZomCom provides the controlling collars. Everything is fine in this mock 50s White American suburb, until Fido’s flaky collar blinks out and he ends up having dinner on a neighbor.
I’ll feature a few more fun horror films this month for the family to possibly enjoy. Stay tuned for more Scream-A-Days, and even if they aren’t all scary, you can be sure that they will be interesting and different.