Virus blues: Ten apocalyptic comedies to stream while in quarantine

Recent events may have caused your anxiety levels to rise. As the pandemic continues to make its way around the globe, perhaps it’s time to tune out of the news and watch something that will allow you to escape for a bit.

By Jeremiah Capacillo

Remember: Laughter is still the best medicine! When you feel the need to disengage from the bleak reality of it all, put on these hilarious end-of-the-world movies and TV shows on your streaming queue and laugh it all out!

Anna and the Apocalypse (2018)


Described as Shaun of the Dead meets La La Land, this “Christmas zombie musical” follows Anna (Ella Hunt) and her friends as they count the number of days until Christmas break. Unbeknownst to them, a mysterious zombie outbreak has spread out quickly, forcing them to fight and kill their way to see their loved ones again. Filled with outrageous musical numbers and laugh-out-loud action scenes, Anna and the Apocalypse does not disappoint.

Daybreak (2019)


Josh (Colin Ford) is a Canadian exchange student navigating a post-apocalyptic California while he searches for his missing girlfriend. Along the way, he encounters several zombie-like “ghoulies” and ragtag gangs reminiscent of those in Mad Max. This Netflix series is full of dark jokes and teen drama tropes, perfect for those who are young at heart.

Disaster Movie (2008)


A parody of several apocalyptic films from the 2000s from the creators of the Scary Movie series, Disaster Movie follows Will (Matt Lanter) and his friends as the world around them deteriorates care of meteor showers, tornadoes and what-not. Spoofing several movies such as 10,000 BC, An Inconvenient Truth, Doomsday, and even Sex and the City, Disaster Movie is a movie so bad it’s bound to be a cult classic.

Little Monsters (2019)


How do you keep things under parental guidance for children as the zombie apocalypse approaches? This is the dilemma Dave (Alexander England) and Miss Caroline (Lupita Nyong’o) face as they guide a class of preschoolers through a field trip gone terribly wrong. With loads of well-executed slapstick humor and brilliant performances by the kid cast, Little Monsters will probably be the most heartwarming zombie comedy you’ll ever see.

Now Apocalypse (2019)


Navigating sex, love and your early twenties in a fast-paced city like Los Angeles is hard enough. But dealing with all that, plus the impending invasion of reptilian aliens, is even weirder. Avan Jogia and Beau Mirchoff star in this vibrant, out-of-this-world sitcom that answers the question: What if Sex and the City had a queer cast and hired evil crocodiles as villains?

Shaun of the Dead (2004)


There is no doubt on why Shaun of the Dead became an instant cult classic when it premiered in 2004. Deftly balancing witty satire and horror, the film follows the adventures of Shaun (Simon Pegg) and Ed (Nick Frost) as they wake up the next morning to a zombie-infested London. Watch this when you’re in the mood for a generous dose of British humor. Besides, in today’s troubling times, who wouldn’t want to go down to the Winchester for a nice cold pint?

The Last Man on Earth (2015)


A year after a lethal pandemic seemingly wipes off the entire human race, Phil (Will Forte) meets another survivor, Carol (Kristen Schaal). This witty series follows the duo’s adventures (and misadventures) as they scramble to form a community of survivors like them. Peppered with several cameos by A-listers such as Jon Hamm, Laura Dern and Will Ferrell, The Last Man on Earth is a must-watch.

This Is the End (2013)


Filled with a heaping dose of meta-humor, This Is the End features James Franco, Jay Baruchel, Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill and more as they play fictionalised versions of themselves in the wake of the biblical apocalypse. With crazy out-of-this-world plot twists and fast-paced outrageous dialogue that will make you roar, This Is the End is an instant stoner comedy classic right up there with Monty Python and Harold and Kumar.

Z Nation (2014)


Three years after a zombie outbreak takes over society, Murphy (Keith Allen) is one of the only people known to survive zombie bites. The show follows him as he makes his way towards a team of doctors looking for a cure and the ragtag friends he meets along the way.

Zombieland (2009)


Zombie slayers Columbus (Jesse Eisenberg) and Tallahasee (Woody Harrelson) encounter the scrappy sister duo Wichita (Emma Stone) and Little Rock (Abigail Breslin). Together, they fight for survival using a combination of their wits and weapons and encounter several adventures along the way that may or may not include Bill Murray.



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Recent events may have caused your anxiety levels to rise. As the pandemic continues to make its way around the globe, perhaps it’s time to tune out of the news and watch something that will allow you to escape for a bit. By Jeremiah Capacillo Remember: Laughter is still the best medicine! When you feel the need to disengage from the bleak reality of it all, put on these hilarious end-of-the-world movies and TV shows on your streaming queue and laugh it all out! Anna and the Apocalypse (2018) Described as Shaun of the Dead meets La La Land, this...

Recent events may have caused your anxiety levels to rise. As the pandemic continues to make its way around the globe, perhaps it’s time to tune out of the news and watch something that will allow you to escape for a bit.

By Jeremiah Capacillo

Remember: Laughter is still the best medicine! When you feel the need to disengage from the bleak reality of it all, put on these hilarious end-of-the-world movies and TV shows on your streaming queue and laugh it all out!

Anna and the Apocalypse (2018)


Described as Shaun of the Dead meets La La Land, this “Christmas zombie musical” follows Anna (Ella Hunt) and her friends as they count the number of days until Christmas break. Unbeknownst to them, a mysterious zombie outbreak has spread out quickly, forcing them to fight and kill their way to see their loved ones again. Filled with outrageous musical numbers and laugh-out-loud action scenes, Anna and the Apocalypse does not disappoint.

Daybreak (2019)


Josh (Colin Ford) is a Canadian exchange student navigating a post-apocalyptic California while he searches for his missing girlfriend. Along the way, he encounters several zombie-like “ghoulies” and ragtag gangs reminiscent of those in Mad Max. This Netflix series is full of dark jokes and teen drama tropes, perfect for those who are young at heart.

Disaster Movie (2008)


A parody of several apocalyptic films from the 2000s from the creators of the Scary Movie series, Disaster Movie follows Will (Matt Lanter) and his friends as the world around them deteriorates care of meteor showers, tornadoes and what-not. Spoofing several movies such as 10,000 BC, An Inconvenient Truth, Doomsday, and even Sex and the City, Disaster Movie is a movie so bad it’s bound to be a cult classic.

Little Monsters (2019)


How do you keep things under parental guidance for children as the zombie apocalypse approaches? This is the dilemma Dave (Alexander England) and Miss Caroline (Lupita Nyong’o) face as they guide a class of preschoolers through a field trip gone terribly wrong. With loads of well-executed slapstick humor and brilliant performances by the kid cast, Little Monsters will probably be the most heartwarming zombie comedy you’ll ever see.

Now Apocalypse (2019)


Navigating sex, love and your early twenties in a fast-paced city like Los Angeles is hard enough. But dealing with all that, plus the impending invasion of reptilian aliens, is even weirder. Avan Jogia and Beau Mirchoff star in this vibrant, out-of-this-world sitcom that answers the question: What if Sex and the City had a queer cast and hired evil crocodiles as villains?

Shaun of the Dead (2004)


There is no doubt on why Shaun of the Dead became an instant cult classic when it premiered in 2004. Deftly balancing witty satire and horror, the film follows the adventures of Shaun (Simon Pegg) and Ed (Nick Frost) as they wake up the next morning to a zombie-infested London. Watch this when you’re in the mood for a generous dose of British humor. Besides, in today’s troubling times, who wouldn’t want to go down to the Winchester for a nice cold pint?

The Last Man on Earth (2015)


A year after a lethal pandemic seemingly wipes off the entire human race, Phil (Will Forte) meets another survivor, Carol (Kristen Schaal). This witty series follows the duo’s adventures (and misadventures) as they scramble to form a community of survivors like them. Peppered with several cameos by A-listers such as Jon Hamm, Laura Dern and Will Ferrell, The Last Man on Earth is a must-watch.

This Is the End (2013)


Filled with a heaping dose of meta-humor, This Is the End features James Franco, Jay Baruchel, Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill and more as they play fictionalised versions of themselves in the wake of the biblical apocalypse. With crazy out-of-this-world plot twists and fast-paced outrageous dialogue that will make you roar, This Is the End is an instant stoner comedy classic right up there with Monty Python and Harold and Kumar.

Z Nation (2014)


Three years after a zombie outbreak takes over society, Murphy (Keith Allen) is one of the only people known to survive zombie bites. The show follows him as he makes his way towards a team of doctors looking for a cure and the ragtag friends he meets along the way.

Zombieland (2009)


Zombie slayers Columbus (Jesse Eisenberg) and Tallahasee (Woody Harrelson) encounter the scrappy sister duo Wichita (Emma Stone) and Little Rock (Abigail Breslin). Together, they fight for survival using a combination of their wits and weapons and encounter several adventures along the way that may or may not include Bill Murray.



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