Lupita Nyong’o is utterly charming in this comedy horror film shot in Sydney and featuring Taylor Swift songs, nursery rhymes, bloodthirsty zombies and non-stop gags. Written and directed by Abe Forsyth (Down Under) the story begins as washed-up muso Dave (Alexander England) crashes at his sister’s place to recover from a rough relationship break-up. He jumps at the chance to join a kindergarten expedition to a cuddly petting zoo alongside the enchanting Miss Caroline (Nyongo) whose temperament matches her sunshine-yellow frock. The zoo features a rather large monster, Teddy McGiggle (Josh Gad) whose child-friendliness is less than skin deep. But he’s a pussycat beside the flesh-eating creatures that escape from a nearby military facility, forcing Caroline to pick up a shovel and lose some of her sweetness.
Palace Byron Bay offers the full entertainment experience, showcasing a mix of quality blockbusters, international and Australian art-house films as well as renowned film festivals. Their nine cinemas are fully licensed so you can take advantage of the curated drinks menu, including local Byron shire craft beers, premium wines and classic cocktails.