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Little Monsters

Film Information

Plot: A teacher, a failed rockstar and a children's TV entertainer must join forces to protect a class of five-year-olds from a zombie outbreak.
Release Date: Out now.
Format: DVD, blu-ray, & digital download.
Director(s): Abe Forsythe.
Cast: Lupita Nyong'o, Josh Gad, Stephen Peacocke, Kat Stewart, Alexander England, Nadia Townsend.
BBFC Certificate: 15.
Running Time: 94 mins.
Language: English.
Review By: Paula Hammond.
Film Rating


Bottom Line

Squirting fresh blood into the zombie genre.

Posted February 18, 2020 by

Film Review

Little Monsters follows Dav (Alexander England), Miss Caroline (Lupita Nyong’o) and Teddy McGiggle (Josh Gad) as they fight to save a class of pre-schoolers from a zombie apocalypse. 

This deliciously gruesome zom-rom-com is already being compared to Zombieland and What We Do In The Shadows—which is no small feat from a film that made its name on the indie film festival circuit. 

With SFX from the Oscar-winning team behind Mad Max: Fury Road, Little Monsters doesn’t hold back on the gore. But, behind all the hack and slash, the storyline is both fun and charming, with enough genuine chemistry between Miss Caroline and Dav to make you care about what happens next.

Once again, Lupita Nyong’o steals the film, proving herself as adept at comedy as she is at serious drama. While Gad—more famous for his performances in Disney franchises—is pitch perfect as the creepy Teddy McGiggle.

Little Monsters doesn’t offer up anything particularly new or surprising yet what it does it does well— and with its tongue jammed firmly in its cheek.

Paula Hammond - Features Editor

Paula Hammond is a full-time, freelance journalist. She regularly writes for more magazines than is healthy and has over 25 books to her credit. When not frantically scribbling, she can be found indulging her passions for film, theatre, cult TV, sci-fi and real ale. If you should spot her in the pub, after five rounds rapid, she’ll be the one in the corner mumbling Ghostbusters quotes and waiting for the transporter to lock on to her signal… Email:


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