Premiering at Sundance Film Festival, Abe Forsythe’s Little Monsters sets Lupita Nyong’o, Alexander England, and Josh Gad on a school trip soon to be infested by a zombie outbreak. Packing a great deal of humor to go along with the blood, the film certainly owes a bit to Shaun of the Dead, but is a fun-enough horror-comedy. Ahead of a release in the UK and Ireland this November, the first trailer has now arrrived.

I said in my review, “With only a few moments of action, Forsythe is more keen on seeing the dynamics of his characters play out, particularly in providing a too-obvious arc of redemption for Dave as confronts his own selfishness. With that said, the sight of Lupita Nyong’o singing Shake It Off while playing a ukelele or chopping off zombie heads with a shovel is more than worth the price of admission.”

Update: Little Monsters will hit Hulu in the U.S. on October 11. See the new trailer.

LITTLE MONSTERS follows Dave (Alexander England), a washed-up musician who volunteers to chaperone his nephew’s kindergarten class field trip after taking a serious liking to the fearless schoolteacher, Miss Caroline (Lupita Nyong’o). Dave’s intentions are complicated by the presence of the world’s most famous kids’ show personality and competition for Miss Caroline’s affections, Teddy McGiggle (Josh Gad).

One thing none of them bargained for, however, is a sudden zombie outbreak. Will Dave rise to the occasion and have a chance at Miss Caroline’s heart, or will the zombies get there first?

Little Monsters arrives on Hulu on October 11.

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