Zombieland Builds Buzz: Five Clips

by Anne Thompson
September 27, 2009 5:39 AM
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Austin's Fantastic Fest is under way. The movie to fly out of there with the greatest buzz (besides Toy Story 3, which debuted a trailer) is Zombieland. Will this R-rated zombie parody starring Jesse Eisenberg and Woody Harrelson break the horror comedy curse?

My instincts say yes. That's because, unlike Sam Raimi's PG-13-rated Drag Me to Hell or the femme comedy Jennifer's Body, Jimmy Kimmel vet Ruben Fleischer's movie delivers guts, gore and laughs, in the tradition of micro-budget zombie comedy sleeper Shaun of the Dead, which scored $30 million worldwide. Guys love the idea of hacking one's way through piles of zombies. Don't they? Sony opens the picture October 2.

YouTube has five clips:

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  • mitkid | September 29, 2009 2:43 AMReply

    Damn, it just looks like great fun, and I'm a Woody Harrelson fan so that's just a bonus.

  • Joe Valdez | September 28, 2009 7:03 AMReply

    I hope Zombieland hits the big time only so Woody Harrelson becomes heavily in demand again. I don't know if you can call it a comeback if the guy never left -- he was great in North Country, No Country For Old Men and Semi-Pro -- but people seem tickled that he's still good.

  • jd | September 27, 2009 9:09 AMReply

    This is just the sort of shameless, ugly, gratuitously violent, excuse for entertainment that makes me ......... go see it again and again and again and again.

    And Mr Harrelson - what a bonus!

  • Jennab | September 27, 2009 8:04 AMReply

    Anne, this is the first movie my 13-year-old son has organized a group screening for...they've been watching the trailer over and over for months and bust a gut every time. Looks like I'll enjoy it, too...

  • Alan Green | September 27, 2009 7:31 AMReply

    this one is very fresh. harrelson delivers (i thought he had gone away but he keeps rebooting his career). funny trailers. should do well at box office, on disc/rental, and on tv/cable, etc.

    people need a break and this is the ticket

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