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Fido

Dark, potent, gory
By TOM MEEK  |  July 3, 2007
3.0 3.0 Stars

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FIDO: A little bit of everything silly.
At the end of Shaun of the Dead, after the streets have been cleared of flesh-eating hordes, a best-friend-turned-zombie is chained up in a back yard as sort of a pet. If you carried on from there, set your movie in a Cleaver-happy 1950s enclave, and mixed in a McCarthy-esque political climate that perpetuates fear, you’d have Fido. In the aftermath of the great Zombie Wars, order is maintained by a Halliburton-like conglomerate called ZomCon, and well-to-dos have the undead as slave labor and servants held in check by ZomCon radio control collars. Timmy (K’Sun Ray) is a schoolyard outcast who bonds with the family’s new walking-dead title butler (Billy Connolly in a film-making performance). But what about the creepy sexual tension that develops between Timmy’s mom (Carrie-Anne Moss) and Fido while dad (Dylan Baker) looms as a backbiting pissant? And that rumor about Fido’s eating the next-door neighbor? The whole shebang may sound silly, but director Andrew Currie stews together gore, social commentary, screwball camp, and dark comedy with savory potency.
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