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‘Pride and Prejudice and Zombies’: Lily James Stars in This Jane-Austen-Meets-George-Romero Mashup

02/05/2016 at 1:03 | The Atlantic

The rollicking adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith’s 2009 mashup gives Jane Austen’s beloved novel an undead twist. On the face of it, adding putrid, brain-eating zombies to one of the most beloved and intellectually astute comedy of manners in the English language seems like an odd thing to do. On the one side: empire-waisted tea gowns, landed gentry, and a fiercely keen analysis of social strata in the Regency era. On the other: the undead. There have perhaps been odder marriages (the time Quentin Tarantino appeared in an episode of The Golden Girls springs to mind), but not many.

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