Last Thursday, Ivy Film Festival presented a free screening of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies in Martinos Auditorium. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies is cinematic adaptation of the eponymous novel by Seth Grahame-Smith, which is in turn based on Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. Grahame-Smith’s story has an obvious twist: the Bennet girls, though mostly the same, now hunt both husbands and zombies. The film is not slated to hit theaters until February 5, 2016, which was made abundantly clear by the
excessive stringent security measures at the entrance to the screening (phones were taken at the door, security guards were wanding patrons on the way in, and a man with binoculars scanned the audience for the entirety of the showing). For a screening in the midst of finals madness, the turnout was substantial (evidenced by the amount of bagged phones).