Have you ever tried to go to Target on Black Friday? Well, let’s just say there’s a reason scads of Youtube videos emerge afterwards comparing the hordes of violent, aggressive shoppers to swarms of zombies. And finally, somebody is making a movie about this most American of post-Thanksgiving traditions.
Black Friday is basically a genre fan’s dream with a cast that includes Bruce Campbell, Michael Jai White, Ryan Lee, and all-grown-up Pan’s Labyrinth star Ivana Baquero. The story is exactly what you’d hope for: tired store employees do battle with zombified customers. Yes, please.
The film is directed by Casey Tebo (Happy Birthday), with a script from debuting writer Andy Greskoviak and music by Fall Out Boy’s Patrick Stump.
What’s great about this trailer, besides getting to see a buttoned-up Campbell and more of Jai White, is that it isn’t looking to reinvent the wheel. It’s out there to have some campy holiday fun and that’s what most of us want to see more of this time of year.
Black Friday opens in theaters November 19th, followed by digital on November 23rd.