Imagine Romeo and Juliet with zombies and you have the plot of this cute and quirky romcom chiller starring Nicholas Hoult and Teresa Palmer.

A plague has turned most humans into zombies, including Hoult’s soulful R, who rescues Palmer’s spirited human Julie – and she awakens in him dormant feelings and abilities.

But can he get her back to the safety of the survivors’ fortress that’s run by her gung-ho dad (John Malkovich) – and what will happen to him once he gets there?

This thoroughly entertaining movie, based on Isaac Marion’s novel, has fun playing around with the horror genre and, with the charming leads and Rob Corddry and Analeigh Tipton providing appealing support, it’s a winner.