Sunday, February 15, 2009

Romantic Horromedy

In today's "Secret Asian Man", Hollywood's inability to do much more than remakes of past hits is criticized, and rightly so.

I don't know about an animated kung-fu documusical, but if romantic horromedy sounds like something you're interested in, be sure to check out My Dead Girlfriend.

Steve (Brett Kelly, who also directs) has a wonderful relationship with his girlfriend, Amy (Caitlin Delaney) -- until he accidentally backs over her with his car and kills her. Desperate not to lose his great love, he uses an ancient book of magic to revive her. Unfortunately, she comes back to life as a flesh-eating zombie. Now, Steve must keep his neighbors from discovering the truth -- and keep Amy from eating his friends!

I've not kept my dislike of Shaun of the Dead because of its inability to balence the admittedly difficult, contrasting tones of horror and comedy. My Dead Girlfriend, on the other hand, maintains the comedic tone throughout and is very entertaining. And as with romantic comedies, the ending is an extent.

So be sure to rent My Dead Girlfriend for your romantic zomedy fix. It may be after Valentine's Day, but it's never to late to share a romantic, zombie horromedy with your loved one.

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