It was in 2004 when Edgar Wright's Shaun of the Dead introduced the concept of the rom-zom-com (romantic zombie comedy). With a similarly pun-based title, Kyle Rankin's Night of the Living Deb also tries to combine the romantic comedy genre with a zombie apocalypse. However, the problem here is that, while Shaun of the Dead featured an equal balance of romantic comedy and zombie horror, Night of the Living Dead leans very heavily on the romantic comedy side, with the zombies spending much of the film in the background.
Night of the Living Deb is full of rom-com cliches, such as Deb's horny overweight Christmas-loving best friend Ruby (Julie Brister) and the fact that Deb has a rival for Chaz's affections in the form of his (ex-)finance Stacey (Syd Wilder). Then of course, the film does rewrite a few of the familiar zombie tropes, in order to serve the story of the film. That all said, the film does have a stand-out supporting performance by Ray Wise as Chad's brownie-loving father. Altogether, Night of the Living Deb is a rom-zom-com with too much rom-com and not enough zom.