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Romeo & Juliet vs. The Living Dead

"When Juliet, of noble Capulet birth, falls madly in love with Romeo, a zombie, the streets of fair Verona explode in an ancient feud. As the star crossed lovers struggle to overcome the prejudice toward their unholy union, Juliet's best friend Mercutio fights to win her heart back from Romeo's rotting grasp. As this timeless tragedy unfolds into a fresh new comedy, Mercutio finds that he may have to choose between Juliet's happiness and his own life."

"Romeo & Juliet vs. The Living Dead sounds like a ridiculous title that suggests a ridiculous movie. Taking one of literature's greatest stories and slamming it together with the horror sub-genre of the zombie film. But almost in spite, or even because of its ridiculousness, therein lies the potential for a fun motion picture." Written and directed by Ryan Denmark, the flick promises to mash-up these two, well-liked ideas into something of a new classic. While obviously low-budget, only time will tell how well the flick pans out. I'm not sure if this is considered blasphemy or not, seeing as how I'm quite a fan of the original and even the modern-esque remake, despite its flaws. Anyway, Romeo & Juliet vs. The Living Dead just finished playing at the Edinburgh International Film Festival in June, and you can find more details at its official site.

Source: Blogcritics

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