“It is a truth universally acknowledged that a zombie in possession of brains must be in want of more brains.”
So begins Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, an expanded edition of the beloved Jane Austen novel featuring all-new scenes of bone-crunching zombie mayhem. As our story opens, a mysterious plague has fallen upon the quiet English village of Meryton—and the dead are returning to life! Feisty heroine Elizabeth Bennet is determined to wipe out the zombie menace, but she’s soon distracted by the arrival of the haughty and arrogant Mr. Darcy. What ensues is a delightful comedy of manners with plenty of civilized sparring between the two young lovers—and even more violent sparring on the blood-soaked battlefield. Can Elizabeth vanquish the spawn of Satan? And overcome the social prejudices of the class-conscious landed gentry? Complete with romance, heartbreak, swordfights, cannibalism, and thousands of rotting corpses, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies transforms a masterpiece of world literature into something you’d actually want to read.
Basically I just wanted to make this playlist as fun and kitschy as the book. So I threw in a lot of pop music alongside classical/instrumental pieces.
“Thriller” was of course required, no need for justification there. I added “Stayin’ Alive” and “Can’t Feel My Face” because they aren’t about zombies, but when you put them in context with zombies it becomes quite funny how well they fit.
Of the instrumental pieces I chose the first, “Ballroom Dancing” was included because it followed the form of the book (taking a classic and putting a twist on it). “White Walkers” was included because it is about zombies and makes for good fight scene music (because it was fight scene music). And finally the Stranvinsky piece was used mostly because I love it but also another good track for fighting off “the unmentionables”.
Overall this playlist was a really fun one to make because I could use songs that I wouldn’t normally be able to do, I wanted it to mirror the quirkiness of the book so that each song would be surprising but fun to listen to.