On this day in Film History: Warm Bodies warms our hearts

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On this day in film history, Warm Bodies, an adaptation of the 2010 novel by Isaac Marion, is released to theaters in 2013. The film is set eight years after a global zombie apocalypse and tells the story of R, a zombie, who falls in love with Julie, a still-alive human. Through the course of their relationship, they come to realize that R, along with other zombies, are slowly coming back to life.

The entire concept of zombies being able to come back to humanity intrigued me from the start. 99% of the time, a zombie movie has nothing resembling a happy ending (bittersweet at best). I’ve seen a number of zombie flicks (Night of the Living Dead, Dawn of the Dead, The Walking Dead, etc.) and part of me always wondered if it was possible to “un-zombify” a zombie, like say if someone was newly turned and hadn’t begun to decay yet. And seeing a film like this, where that actually happens and everyone doesn’t die…it was refreshing.

The score for this film was composed by Marco Beltrami (who is rapidly becoming one of my favorite film composers), though sadly it wasn’t nominated for any awards. The film itself received five Teen Choice Award nominations (winning for Choice Movie Breakout) and also received a Saturn Award nomination for Best Horror Film.

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