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MIFF: The Dead Don't Die

Comedy Horror


 

The locals of Centreville begin to notice strange activity in their small town.

"The Dead Don't Die" is an impassive version of a zombie apocalypse. Roaming between the town landmarks, a brilliant cast deliver their comedic lines with straight-faces and tremendous timing. With fourth-wall breaks and numerous references to the titular soundtrack, it's clear the director was having fun with the subject material, and does so with acute homage to its origins. Armed with political barbs, the rather uneventful story regrettably crawls to its ending. The dead don't give.

Anthony Macali

MIFF 2019
103 mins