For some reason, zombies and comedy have been dancing together easily, with bigger or smaller success. Perhaps it got established as a sub-genre in the 1980s with I Was a Teenage Zombie (1987) and Sam Raimi‘s remake of his own hit movie Evil Dead II (1987). And, in the 1990s, Peter Jackson just hit the jackpot with Braindead (1992). The meal was served. A good collection of titles came with the new century, with Shaun of the Dead (2004) and Zombieland (2009) as the outstanding ones, and more twists of the plot happened mixing the living dead not only with humans but with other animals, like in Black Sheep (2006) or Zombeavers (2014). Even consecrated filmmakers like Jim Jarmusch joined the subgenre a couple of years ago with The Dead Don’t Die (2019). Now it’s the time for Dead Again (2021), a low-budget horror-comedy but that promises a good 75 minutes of fun.
The movie is set in a rural village where crime is nonexistent. A police sergeant is retiring out of boredom. He is sent a young recruit fresh out of police school. On the sergeant’s last day and the new recruit’s first day, all hell is about to break loose due to a deadly but un-deadly virus.
Dead Again (2021) is the new movie written, produced, and directed by Steven M. Smith, a British filmmaker responsible for other titles like The Doll Master (2017), The Howling (2017), The Haunting of Borley Rectory (2019), Doll Cemetery (2019), Scare Attraction (2019), Doll House (2020), and the ghosts “reality show” saga Haunted.
Tony Fadil, Elliot Cable, Mark Wingett, Sonera Angel, Kit Pascoe, Chris Monk, Anastasia Cane, Will Pryor, Primrose Bigwood, and Debbie Tarrier for the main cast of the movie.
Dead Again (2021) is available on-demand from January 5, 2020. Here you can find its official trailer.
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