If you liked “Dead Snow”, “Shaun Of The Dead” or any other zomedy, then you’re in for a treat with Matthias Hoene’s “Cockneys Vs Zombies”. From the moment a pair of construction workers stumble across a tomb sealed in the seventeenth century and accidentally unleash the dead, the action and the laughs follow each other in quick succession.
While the zombie outbreak is spreading, a couple of mates are trying to rob a bank in order to save their grandfather’s retirement facility from being turned into flats. Initially the zombie horde helps shift the attention from their amateur robbery but they quickly get separated from the oldies over at the home who are taking on the undead on their own with everything but their dentures. When young and old eventually do team up and engage in some hip-shattering action, we have already been treated to the slowest chase scene ever between a slow-shuffling zombie and an equally slow Richard Brier with a walker… an instant classic.
It’s as silly as it gets but thanks to James Moran’s script (of Severance fame), Cockneys Vs Zombies never loses focus. Meanwhile director Hoene injects the movie with plenty of gore, making this one a lot of fun to watch.