There have been plenty of zombie comedies since Shaun of the Dead, but few of them have managed to reach the same standard. Cooties may be America’s answer to the cult classic ‘zom-com’. Featuring Rainn Wilson (The Office : An American Workplace, House of 1000 Corpses) and Elijah Wood (The Lord of the Rings, Maniac), this film has a solid cast and quirky premise: infected chicken nuggets turn innocent school children into zombies, and the staff are forced to band together and fight back against the cannibalistic students.

 

Release date: September 18th

Trailer Roundup: May 2015

By Ross Wildish - 4th June 2015

Cooties

Burying the Ex

This month we were blessed with trailers for not one but two zombie comedies. Burying The Ex stars Anton Yelchin as Max, a man dealing with his recently deceased girlfriend, Evelyn (Ashley Greene), coming back from the dead.

 

Unsurprisingly, this creates a few problems in their relationship, especially as Max has already moved on. A few funny and uncomfortable moments in this trailer make Burying the Ex look like one to watch out for.

 

Release date: June 19th (US)

 

Howl

We’re due another great werewolf film, and Howl looks like it could be it. A few strangers are left stranded on a train when werewolves attack, picking them off one by one. The keen-eyed will spot Dog Soldiers' Sean Pertwee as the train driver. Poor guy, he really can’t get a break from those furry critters.

 

We get a few peeks at the special effects designs in this trailer. It’s a very grotesque werewolf design for Howl, which is certainly refreshing.

 

Release date: 2015

 

The Cutting Room

Not much is given away in this trailer for The Cutting Room, but it’s definitely very unsettling.

 

The basic premise: a group of students making a film are investigating the disappearances of a couple of young girls, but soon get more than they bargained for when they are hunted down by a mysterious killer.

 

I guess that’s what you get for doing Media Studies.

 

Release date: Available now on DVD