What moviegoers will soon learn is that Elizabeth Bennett is a certified killer. She’s ruthless as all hell and she’s proficient with blade and firearm. You don’t want to mess with her. Of course, if you’re a shambling zombie, you probably don’t realize that.
While traveling, Elizabeth runs directly into trouble with a couple of ghouls. A woman on foot may look like a victim in the making, but come page 30 of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Elizabeth reminds readers that she’s no victim. In fact, she’s got lethal moves, with or without weapon.
A swift kick to the head of one of the unmentionables sends it exploding in a crimson mist. And that’s that. One high kick and a rotting melon will erupt into gooey chunks.
This is a quick moment that doesn’t really hold any crazy relevance to the story, but it does get a very clear message across to the audience: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies is going to be very, very gory. Seth Grahame-Smith all but types it out in big, capital, bold words: EXPECT PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES TO BE EVERY BIT AS GRUESOME AS THE BEST ZOMBIE FARE OUT THERE!
I’ve yet to wrap the novel up, but up to this point the book is all gratifying chaos, dark humor, intense romance and insane action. It’s a fine read, far superior to most subgenre efforts I’ve checked out in the last five years.
You’d be wise to check this one out now, and if you’re more into film than a good old fashioned paperback, check out the movie; Pride and Prejudice and Zombies arrives on Friday in theaters!
Here’s the official synopsis and trailer:
Jane Austen’s classic tale of the tangled relationships between lovers from different social classes in 19th century England is faced with a new challenge — an army of undead zombies.