Hulu hasn’t always shined in the movie department, but it looks like they could have a cult classic along the lines of Tucker and Dale vs Evil with Little Monsters. The film puts a new spin on the zombie genre with the added wrinkle of having to protect a group of small children (both physically and emotionally) while also trying to survive a zombie outbreak.
Adding to the fun is Lupita Nyong’o, an Academy Award winner, and Josh Gad as a kid’s performer not even Olaf could love. The only bad thing we can think of with this movie is that it is going to get almost no theatrical time when it hits big screens on October 8th before jumping over to Hulu on the 11th.
LITTLE MONSTERS follows Dave (Alexander England), a washed-up musician who volunteers to chaperone his nephew’s kindergarten class field trip after taking a serious liking to the fearless schoolteacher, Miss Caroline (Lupita Nyong’o). Dave’s intentions are complicated by the presence of the world’s most famous kids’ show personality and competition for Miss Caroline’s affections, Teddy McGiggle (Josh Gad). One thing none of them bargained for, however, is a sudden zombie outbreak. Will Dave rise to the occasion and have a chance at Miss Caroline’s heart, or will the zombies get there first?