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Zombieland Builds Buzz: Five Clips

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood September 27, 2009 at 5:39AM

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?
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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:


This article is related to: Festivals, Genres, Video, Marketing, Horror , comedy


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