Director Abe Forsythe talks about his new film Little Monsters, which debuted at the Sundance Film Festival.
We’ve got our first look at footage from Little Monsters, Australian director Abe Forsythe’s new black comedy that just debuted at the Sundance Film Festival. It’s been described as Zombieland meets Kindergarten Cop, and based on this footage (courtesy of Sundance), we think it looks like a lot of good bloody fun.
This film should not be confused with the 1989 film of the same name (in which a young Fred Savage discovers a secret world of prankster monsters). Kindergarten teacher Miss Caroline (Lupita Nyong’o) takes her young charges on a school field trip to Pleasant Valley Farm. Tagging along as a chaperone is Dave (Alexander England), a failed musician whose nephew is in her class. Dave has a romantic interest in Miss Caroline and is chagrined to discover that he has a rival for her affections: a famous children’s TV personality, Teddy McGiggle (Josh Gad), who also happens to be at the farm organizing all the planned activities.
But something has gone terribly wrong at a nearby military base, and a zombie outbreak turns the innocent excursion into a bloody fight for survival. Miss Caroline, Dave, and Teddy join forces to make sure the kids don’t get eaten—and hopefully aren’t traumatized for life by the sight of the ravenous undead.