Friday, July 9, 2010


Well it's another Friday night, another 5 Bloody Finger movie review time! Tonight movie is one that I came across last year on the SPACE channel. A fun new take on the zombie movies. Tonights movie is FIDO! hope you enjoy it folks!

Plot: The film takes place in a 1950s-esque alternate universe where radiation from space has turned the dead into zombies. This radiation still plagues humanity, as all those who die after the original contamination turn into the undead. In order to continue living normal lives, communities are fenced with the help of a governing corporation named Zomcon. Zomcon provides collars with accompanying remote controls to control the zombies' hunger for flesh so as to use them as slaves or servants.
In the town of Willard, whose name is a reference to the town in the original 1968 Night of the Living Dead, housewife Helen Robinson buys a zombie in spite of her husband Bill's zombie phobia. Their son, Timmy, befriends the zombie, naming him "Fido". One day Fido's collar malfunctions and he kills their next door neighbor, who turns into a zombie. Timmy "kills" the zombified neighbor.
When a pair of local bullies are blamed for the missing neighbor, they capture Fido and Timmy. Fido escapes and runs to find Helen, who comes and rescues Timmy from the bullies (who, through misadventure and Fido's hunger for human flesh, are now zombies), and they try to forget about the whole thing. Several days later, the neighbor's body is found and the murder is traced back to Fido, who is taken away to Zomcon where the public is told he will be destroyed. Timmy learns through a friend (the daughter of Zomcon's security chief) that Fido is simply working in a factory at Zomcon. Timmy sets out to rescue him with the help of another next door neighbor (a former Zomcon employee who was forced into early retirement when it was discovered he was in a romantic relationship with his female zombie). Meanwhile, Timmy locates Fido, but is captured by Zomcon's security chief, who attempts to throw Timmy into the zombie-infested "wild zone" that exists outside of the fenced communities. Bill comes to the rescue and is killed by the security chief, who is killed by Fido. Timmy is set free and the film ends with Fido, Helen and Timmy and a few neighbors happily enjoying their new domestic lives together.

My Thoughts: I didn't know a single thing about this moving going into watching it the first time, but boy am I happy I watched it. It's a very fun an new take on the zombie movie gerne. It has a nice setting time period, which I found was pulled of great. The concept behind the movie of having zombies as pets I found to be really funny to an original an fresh. It's not a serious zombie gore movie but for what it's worth an what it pulls off it's a really great movie an a must see for zombie fans. I give this one a 4 out of 5 Bloody Fingers.


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