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Zombie Honeymoon (2004) 1 brain1 brainhalf brain
(USA)

It happens to every wedded couple. There comes a moment after the honeymoon, or even during, when it really sinks in that the person in bed next to you is someone you're going to have to deal with for the rest of your life. Whatever his or her emotional baggage, annoying habits, and differing beliefs, you're going to have to find some way to make it work. For some couples, one wants kids and the other doesn't. Or some people suddenly discover that they really can't listen to their mate hawk loogies for the next 50 years. In the case of Denise (Tracy Coogan) and Danny (Graham Sibley), she's a vegetarian, and he's a zombie. To give Danny credit, he wasn't actually a zombie until he got attacked on their honeymoon, and to give Denise credit, she does her best to keep to her vows, even when her husband starts devouring people.

Meat-eating is a running theme of the movie. The opening credits are accompanied by the sound of someone noisily chewing some kind of flesh, and Danny's predilection for cannibalism is portrayed as meat cravings gone wild. Can Denise and Danny work it out when Danny suddenly decides he can no longer subsist on vegetables alone?

Aside from the meat cravings, Danny's personality stays mostly intact, similar to Julie in The Return of the Living Dead 3. He and Denise are at the beach when a zombie comes out of the water and suddenly pins him down, vomiting into his mouth, and then expiring. Danny starts to feel ill and goes to the hospital, where he seems to die but then comes back to life. Denise can't understand it, but she's just happy she still has a husband.

As you might have guessed, this isn't your typical zombie movie, with hordes of anonymous undead. It's a more thoughtful piece, not really about zombies at all but about love, sacrifice, and compromise. Nevertheless it's an interesting film, and if you're looking for something a little different, you might want to try it out.