During the prime popularity of zombies, Columbia Pictures jumped into the fray with 2009’s ZOMBIELAND. Following the comedic root of such films as SHAUN OF THE DEAD, the movie was a great success and was the highest grossing zombie film (at the time) for US box office. After a ten year hiatus, 2019’s ZOMBIELAND: DOUBLE TAP, the sequel, was released to great success.
After a zombie apocalypse, Columbus (Jesse Eisneberg) randomly meets up with Tallahassee (Woody Harrelson) who’s on a search for some sort of existence that reminds him of his prior life. On the way to Ohio, they meet up with Wichita (Emma Stone) and Little Rock (Abigail Breslin) who are on their way to Pacific Playland, a California based amusement park that Little Rock always wanted to go to. Throughout their journeys through the two films, they meet up with Madison (Zoey Deutch), a valley girl, and Nevada (Rosario Dawson), a survivalist.
Directed by Ruben Fleisher, and starring top talent, the two films became international sensations. And as the sequel showed, zombies still carried some box office muscle even while on the decline as a genre. Dark Discussions takes a look at this newly anointed franchise and talks about this post-apocalyptic world.