Little Monsters starts off as a very funny movie about a loser musician (Alexander England) in Australia—but it falls apart after a zombie attack tries to turn it into a horror film.
England is very funny as Dave, who is having relationship problems and winds up living with his sister, Tess (Kat Stewart), and nephew, Felix (Diesel La Torraca). The rapport between these three characters is really good, but then Felix and Dave go on a field trip that is quickly besieged by zombies.
Lupita Nyong’o is on hand as a music teacher chaperoning the kids as they face the zombie apocalypse, and she does all she can to make the proceedings interesting. Josh Gad co-stars as a children’s-show host who is taping an episode on the field trip; his character is an annoying waste of time.
Writer-director Abe Forsythe proves adept at filming straight comedy, but he’s completely lost when it comes to putting worthy zombie mayhem onscreen. It’s too bad, because England and Nyong’o are quite good together. Maybe they’ll get a chance to share the screen in a better movie.
Little Monsters is now streaming on Hulu.