By June 10, 2008

Fido fetches my interest

I saw Fido last night, a Canadian zombie film from 2006. Mankind has survived a zombie apocalypse through the inventions of ZomCom, the most important of which are huge fences that surround communities and the zombie control collar. The zombie control collar turns the zombies into semi-intelligent, docile servants that deliver milk, act as butlers, and yard workers.

The story is set in the 1950s, and the color palette of the film matches accordingly. Everything is bright, from the cars to the homes, to the clothing. The short history of the Zombie War views just like a “duck and cover” nuclear safety movie. Everyone is over-smiling and gee-whizzing through life, while bossing the undead about like second-class citizens and living inside a fenced-in utopia.

Zombie movies are part survivalist fiction and part social commentary. Fido definitely leans more towards the social commentary aspect of the film, but there is a decent fight scene near the end.

If you haven’t seen it yet, give Fido a view. It is available from Netflix in case Blockbuster doesn’t stock it.

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  1. Lisa says:

    haha yay! I just watched Fido a couple weeks ago and adored it. Possibly one of my new favorite zombie flicks.

  2. Ed says:

    Is this safe for view by sensitive people? (huge amounts of gore, any rape scenes, etc.) (hmm, this might be the first time your blog is searchable by Google with the word rape, congrats.)

  3. Starbuck says:

    Yes, it is safe. I am not a big zombie person. Dawn of the Dead, re-make, scared the crap out of me. It kinda sounds weird saying this, but it is a nice zombie movie.