As if independent filmmaking isn’t tough enough, the ragtag crew of a lo-fi French zombie film suddenly comes up against something scarier than any production company interference or budget constraints: real, ready-to-eat-you zombies. Now having to contend with both a rigorous shoot and the actual living dead being resurrected after they unknowingly betray a local taboo, the filmmakers enter into a bloody, unruly fight for their lives — one that’s more off-kilter than your typical zombie survival story.
In making Final Cut, Academy Award® winner Michel Hazanavicius (The Artist) took on a wildly ambitious challenge: remake the brilliant and widely adored 2017 Japanese zombie-comedy One Cut of the Dead for genre fans ready to crucify any remake of a popular film, let alone one that’s barely more than five years old. Let’s give the man his flowers, folks. Capturing the original’s fun-loving spirit and smartly adding his own touches, Hazanavicius has delivered a fun-as-hell horror-comedy that celebrates both family and indie filmmaking as much as it subverts zombie cinema (if such a thing is possible!).––Matt Barone
Escape from Tribeca
Our new, Psychotronic Sidebar, dedicated to movies that make audiences stomp their feet and shout out loud. Presenting the most fun horror, action, and fantasy films from around the globe, with giveaways, guests and contests that turn our screenings into one of a kind events unavailable anywhere else. Sure to please even the rowdiest movie lovers, Escape from Tribeca celebrates the joys of the communal filmgoing experience.