If you’ve always felt that early 19th-century literary works and their film adaptations do not feature quite enough monsters, then Pride and Prejudice and Zombies is the film for you. It’s a dramedy/horror mash-up that is sure to have legendary author Jane Austen turning in her grave, clawing her way to the surface and taking a big bite out of your brain.
Based on the bestselling book of the same title, written by Seth Grahame-Smith (Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter) with a co-author credit for Austen, this story mixes good manners with ghouls and portrays the delightful Bennet sisters as being concerned with both martial and marital arts – equally ready for an undead uprising or a debutante ball.
A zombie plague has arrived in England, though its citizens seem to go on about their daily lives, dealing with the undead as if they were only an inconvenience. You see, the Pride and Prejudice zombies are of a higher class than most, and they retain some class and dignity by eating pig brains, rather than human organs, which allows them to maintain their aristocratic air and intelligence.
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