Based on the book by Isaac Marion, the film stars Nicholas Hoult as a zombie, but the twist here is that he has guilt about eating humans. Hilarious right? A further twist comes along when he falls in love with Teresa Palmer (who wouldn't) and then *record scratch* it turns out love is able to heal zombies or something. Uhhh, toss in a mugging John Malkovich as the villain (of sorts), and you have a movie that looks a bit tonally uneven. It's tough to pull off the horror comedy -- for every "Shaun of the Dead" there's five "Lesbian Vampire Killers" -- and we're hoping this is just a case of the trailer not doing justice to the movie.
The Jonthan Levine-directed flick co-stars Analeigh Tipton, Dave Franco, Rob Corddry and more and opens on February 1, 2013. Bring a date! [The Film Stage]