Fido is a Canadian zombie comedy film released in 2006. It was directed by Andrew Currie and written by Robert Chomiak, Andrew Currie, and Dennis Heaton from an original story by Dennis Heaton. It was produced by Lions Gate Entertainment, Anagram Pictures, British Columbia Film Commission and Téléfilm Canada. – wikipedia
As a fan of zombie films I was sort of looking forward to this.
Basically it’s a weird mix of Joe Dante style 1950’s nostalgia and Night Of The Living Dead zombies.
The premise is that after a zombie infection and zombie war a scientist invents a way of domesticating zombies so that they can be used as milkmen, gardeners etc…
Bizarrely Billy Connelly plays the main zombie ‘Fido’ – who is hired by the mother of the main character.
We then have a One Boy and his zombie pet scenario.
It’s weird and managed to creep me out, but I did drift off half way in.
It’s a cool idea but it kind of loses itself and turns into a kids movie and that’s its main problem.
It wants to be a zombie film and it wants to be a kids film, you can’t be both.