Thursday, June 15, 2017
Review: The Santa Clarita Diet (2017)
It’s a comedy, and so not to be taken too seriously, and it’s also supremely entertaining. The gore effects are strong indeed, and occasionally you could be forgiven for thinking you’ve strayed into the gorehouses of Jigsaw or Leatherface, but that adds to the impact. All the leads are brilliant, and play their parts to the max. Oliphant is especially good as the husband who has to come to terms with the fact that his wife now eats the living, and wonders whether he will become the next meal!
Thematically it’s similar to I Zombie, with its zombie teenager, and it has the same likable feel to it as that show.
Really enjoyable, some great moments, and a good setting make The Santa Clarita Diet another winner from Netflix.