Release Year: 2009
Directed By: Ruben Fleischer
Starring: Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone, Abigail Breslin, Bill Murray, Amber Heard
Release Date: Friday, Nov. 1
These days, it’s more likely than it isn’t that an old favorite movie or TV series will return in some capacity. Whether it’s a reboot, revival, remake or sequel, the pendulum of nostalgia always swings back around. Being so, 10 years after Zombieland became a sleeper hit, the long-anticipated sequel, Zombieland: Double Tap, reunites the cast for another round of zombie madness. But first, the film that started it all comes to Netflix as one of the month’s best new releases.
The film takes place during a time when a virus has transformed most humans into zombies, forcing the last surviving humans to fight in a battle against the undead uprising. Zombieland stars Woody Harrelson as Tallahassee, Jesse Eisenberg as Columbus, Emma Stone as Wichita and Abigail Breslin as Little Rock as they come together and follow a list of strict rules and zombie-killing techniques as they brave the world toward the supposed safe haven Los Angeles.
Zombieland precedes this year’s long-awaited sequel, Zombieland: Double Tap, which arrived almost 10 years to the day of the original. So far, the sequel hasn’t scared up the same runaway box office success or critical reception as the first, though it’s sure to pick up some steam in the wake of Halloween. Zombieland grossed over $102 million worldwide, against a modest $23.6 million budget, and holds a 90% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes. If you’ve already caught the sequel or have been waiting to check it out, dive back into the original at the top of the month.