Dead Love: Pirates vs. Zombies!

Pirates and zombies in a Johnny Depp flick with a generous helping of Penélope Cruz—that makes the latest Captain Jack Sparrow adventure, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, virtually irresistible in my book; they’ve got us by the … brains.

Throw in a few deadly mermaids hell-bent on taking down the pirate lads, Ian McShane as Blackbeard, and a quest for the Fountain of Youth, and you have the kind of three-ring-circus-of-a-movie that can raise your vital signs by a hair or two. But nothing is going to make you feel more alive—comparatively speaking—than the zombies. AND as this movie won’t be out until mid-May, you can be sure the zombies are sticking around. It’s only a matter of time before they move from bit parts to stars. When that happens, vote for me!

I’ll have that bloody Mary now, Jack.

—Erin Orison, DEAD LOVE/the Daily Slice