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Clip of the Week: Night of the Living Jews

As Passover approaches, let us take a moment to remember those Jews we’ve lost—you know, the ones who consumed “matzoh with a dark history” and were transformed into the living dead only to be hunted down by the goyim they … Read More

By / April 1, 2008

As Passover approaches, let us take a moment to remember those Jews we’ve lost—you know, the ones who consumed “matzoh with a dark history” and were transformed into the living dead only to be hunted down by the goyim they preyed upon. Wait. What?

Add Hasidic Jews to any situation and it instantly becomes funnier—that’s the theory behind Sam Falconi and Oliver Noble’s Night of the Living Jews, a Heeb Magazine–produced film about Jewish zombies who use their lethal peyos to attack gentiles. The film premiered in October, though if you happen to live in Australia or Canada you can catch it this spring. It features Melissa Leo, Homicide vet and star of the Sundance darling Frozen River, as Jewish Mother Zombie. (It could have been worse—she could have been cast as Bagel Zombie.)

Will the zombies be taken down by the power of a bacon double cheeseburger? You’re going to have to watch to find out.