I recently saw Zombieland which I found to be very entertaining and a great addition to the genre. It’s easy to make a bad zombie movie (most are) given the well worn cliches (and cheapness of corn syrup fake blood) but Zombieland avoids the big pitfalls to create an impressive movie.
My big regret was finding out the original intent was for Zombieland to be a TV series but CBS ultimately declined to make or show a pilot. CBS probably wasn’t a good fit for such a show but cable could have done some great things with it and ideas like Max Brooks’ World War Z are ready made for a TV series treatment.
The movie doesn’t rest on gratuitous gore (the first 5 minutes are the most violent) so it meets the threshold for Mrs. TwShiloh to watch. In terms of horror/scare ratings I’d rank it along with Shaun of the Dead (which I know you’ve seen).
The accompanying commentary, however, is total rubbish and not worth your time. A whole lot of blah, blah and mutual back patting with little discussion of the story or insight into the making of the film.