I’ll Allow It: Cockneys vs. Zombies


We were just discussing Shawn of the Dead an hour ago, and now there’s a trailer for a new film that looks an awfully lot like it. It’s another British comedy about zombie killing, although this time, the central group are Cockneys. You know, the ones ‘at taulk loike Moichael Caine. That’s about as good as I can write the Cockney accent out.

It’s a lot more firepower-focused than Shaun of the Dead ever was, and even though I’m almost on zombie tilt from how pervasive they are in pop culture, I’ll be damned if I don’t want to see this. Yes, that is the guy from Snatch and Lock Stock, and yes he is murdering zombies with automatic weapons. Amazing.

You know, the phrase “killing zombies” or “murdering zombies” doesn’t actually make sense, though we’ve always used it. They’re already dead!

  • banditone

    Do you know what nemesis means? A righteous infliction of retribution manifested by an appropriate agent, personified in this case by a ‘orrible cunt, me.

  • Dave

    that’s why I always say “retiring zombies”

  • SurlyB

    I’ve described it as “Shaun of the Dead” mixed with “Hot Fuzz” and a dash of “Sexy Beast ” + “Eastenders”.

  • Mr B

    A zombie flick set in my local area. Nice.

  • Gemma

    Bloody Cockney’s spreading like wildfire. I just hope Barbara Windsor gets a cameo.

  • Steve2

    A movie that serves as a sequel to Shaun of the Dead AND snatch? Sold!!