Welcome to The Horror Movie Collector, a new column dedicated to physical media releases, including 4K, Blu-ray, collector’s and limited editions, bonuses, and slipcovers. Our goal is to provide thorough reviews of the latest horror releases, so that you can make informed decisions about how to spend your hard-earned money.
In today’s review, we take a closer look at Brett Kelly’s 2013 musical comedy, My Fair Zombie. Co-written by Trevor Payer, this film is loosely based on the play by George Bernard Shaw and is set in an alternate Edwardian England era (1901-1910) infested by zombies. The movie is now being rereleased by SRS Cinema, following Brett Kelly’s retirement from directing.
While this film may not be for those seeking an action-packed, gory zombie movie, My Fair Zombie offers a refreshing take on the horror genre. The story follows Lawrence, a professor of phonetics who meets a zombie woman and attempts to educate her in order to make her a proper lady. Sacha Gabriel is the star of this film, and as her character learns to speak and adopt proper behavior, her personality develops and charms the viewer.
The Blu-ray release of My Fair Zombie includes a new commentary track by Brett Kelly and re-recording mixer / sound editor Howard Sonnenberg, trailers, behind-the-scenes pictures, bloopers, a video about the actual stage adaptation of My Fair Zombie, and a 10-minute interview with the actors. The release also includes the feature film Spyfall, a non-horror parody directed by Brett Kelly, which is definitely worth checking out.
Overall, we give My Fair Zombie a rating of 3.5/5 for the film itself, 3/5 for the transfer quality, and 4/5 for the bonus features. If you’re looking for a unique, lighthearted take on the zombie genre, this film is definitely worth a watch.