Fido Goes For a (Zombie) Walk
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Fido Goes For a (Zombie) Walk

20070314_Fido.jpgCall us crazy (or suicidal), but we here at Torontoist can’t get enough of the living undead. Whether they be dancing, attending film festivals, marching through our streets, or saving a kitty or two, we can’t get zombies out of — or away from — our brains. That’s why we were delighted to hear of yet another horde descending upon our populace.
At 8:30 p.m. tomorrow, 100-300 zombies will rise from their graves and gather at Spadina subway station. Led by infamous zombie queen, Thea Munster, the group will then shamble its way to the Bloor Cinema for a special pre-screening of the new Canadian film, Fido.
Set in ’50s Vancouver, Fido tells the story of a family living in a small, idyllic town called Willard. The sun shines every day, people actually know their neighbours, and there’s always a zombie servant around, ready to water the flowers or deliver the milk. That’s right, zombie servants! Of course, everything is just peachy until one of the zombies gets loose and starts eating people. (Isn’t that always how these things turn out?)
It sounds like a great time, so why not come on out and join the horde? Rumour has it, any zombies who participate in the shamblin’ will be allowed into the by-invitation-only screening, so throw on your best costume, plaster on the makeup, and go find some brains to eat!
In the meantime, check out Mathew Kumar’s review of Fido from TIFF 2006.