Harold's Going Stiff (15)

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Time Out rating:

<strong>Rating: </strong><span class='lf-avgRating'>3</span>/5

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Time Out says

Mon Jul 30 2012

This is a decent attempt to revitalise the low-budget zombie genre. Yorkshire-based writer-director Keith Wright reimagines zombification as a wasting disease affecting only men. Lonely widower Harold Gimble (Stan Rowe) is the first victim, and doctors hope that his unexpected longevity may hold the secret to a cure. But only if he can escape the attentions of Jon (Andy Pandini) and his gang of vigilantes, who prowl the moors looking for stray zombies to clobber in the name of public safety. Rowe is sympathetic, while Pandini’s turn as a bullying little-Hitler type is funny and well observed. Wright’s script veers into misguided slapstick – his treatment of female lead Penny (Sarah Spencer) is uncomfortable at times – but there are enough interesting ideas, memorable lines and inventive choices to make this is a notable entry into the overstuffed DIY horror canon.
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Rated:

15

UK release:

Tue Aug 7, 2012

Duration:

76 mins

Cast and crew

Director:

Keith Wright

Screenwriter:

Keith Wright

Cast:

Andy Pandini, Eleanor James, Daniel Gosling

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Martin Salter

You must check out this film. It's so an eccentric and quitessentially English take on the Zombie genre. Keith Wright's character observations are hilarious and the subtext of how we treat those in society with degenerative dissorders ( apart from zombification) resonants throughout the film without challenge the central purpose of the film which is to make you laugh - and you will.

Martin Salter

You must check out this film. It's so an eccentric and quitessentially English take on the Zombie genre. Keith Wright's character observations are hilarious and the subtext of how we treat those in society with degenerative dissorders ( apart from zombification) resonants throughout the film without challenge the central purpose of the film which is to make you laugh - and you will.

Ben

I've seen it. It's fantastic! Not what I was expecting at all ...

Ben

I've seen it. It's fantastic! Not what I was expecting at all ...