Little Monsters – Australia | UK | USA, 2019

Little Monsters is a 2019 Australian-British-American comedy horror feature film written and directed by Abe Forsythe. The movie stars Lupita Nyong’oJosh Gad, Stephen Peacocke and Nadia Townsend.


A washed-up musician teams up with a teacher and a kids show personality to protect young children from a sudden outbreak of zombies


” …this is a pretty charming little zombie comedy and while I’m not sure a theatrical run is the best bet for it, it’ll for sure be a must-watch once it hits Hulu, with it being warm-hearted enough to connect with a broad audience. It’s not terribly original but it’s well-done and quite charming.” Chris Bumbray, Arrow in the Head

“For anyone who has felt like the zombie subgenre is well-mined cinematic territory with no real surprises left to be found, Forsythe is here to prove with Little Monsters that there is still a ton of fun to be found when you unleash a multitude of flesh-eaters upon a children’s petting zoo.” Heather Wixson, Daily Dead

“The concept of the undead versus school teachers is midnight movie madness, yet the film is every bit as warm as a Saturday morning cartoon. With the right outlook and guiding hand, nothing need be scary, and the mundane (or monstrous) can be a perfect escape.” David Crow, Den of Geek!

“Seriously, Little Monsters was a slapstick, tongue-in-cheek, zombie comedy that fulfilled all of its obligations and then some. Gut-busting humor, stomach-churning gore, and a story that pays of and how.” Norman Gidney, Horror Buzz

“Forsythe also slyly stages a number of adorably loopy songs that will leave jaded genre fans with big goofy smiles, in spite of themselves. The only real annoyance in Little Monsters is the negative portrayal of the U.S. military. Seriously, if a zombie apocalypse ever broke out, Forsythe would be praying for the U.S. Marines to come riding in.” Joe Bendel, J.B. Spins

” …a reasonably clever premise for a Night of the Living Dead update, but unfortunately, Little Monsters never pushes past that premise. Writer/director Abe Forsythe has about three comic notions (most notably, that it’s funny to say wildly inappropriate things around five-year-olds–that one gets a real workout) and he just keeps circulating them…” Jason Bailey, The Playlist

“Gad is in full-blown Gad Mode, but the awfulness of his character is intentional this time. Ultimately, Little Monsters may not live up to the Romero/Jackson films that influenced it, but it’s a reasonably enjoyable zombie flick.” Brian Tellerico,

Little Monsters is non-stop laughs, featuring Taylor Swift songs, nursery rhymes and oh yeah, bloodthirsty zombies. This is the most insanely horrifying and hilarious film of Sundance.” Ashley Menzel, We Live Entertainment

Cast and characters:

  • Lupita Nyong’o … Miss Caroline – Us
  • Josh Gad … Teddy McGiggle – Razortooth
  • Stephen Peacocke … Stevens
  • Nadia Townsend … Sara
  • Alexander England … Dave
  • Kat Stewart … Tess
  • Henry Nixon … Security Guard Bob
  • Jason Chong … Lieutenant
  • Felix Williamson … Novak
  • Rahel Romahn … Griffin
  • Diesel La Torraca … Felix
  • Charlie Whitley … Max
  • Adele Vuko … Mikey’s Mum
  • Kim Thien Doan … Kim
  • Maria Lewis … Zombie Carthy
  • Sam Fraser … Hero Zombie
  • Ava Caryofyllis … Beth
  • Alan Dukes … Official#1
  • Chris Bunton … Shane
  • Kristy Brooks … Zombie
  • Talayna Moana Nikora … Kimby
  • Caliah Pinones … Caliah

Filming locations:

Centennial Park and Fox Studios, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Running time:

94 minutes


Little Monsters premiered on 27 January 2019 at the Sundance Film Festival.


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