Shaun of the Dead

This contemporary classic needs no description really. Edgar Wright has succeeded, with his brothers in arms, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, to create an awesome, charming and fantastic tribute to the zombie genre filled with references from Dawn of the Dead and Lucio Fulci to Deer Hunter and Assault on 13th Precinct.

Together they had previously done TV show Spaced, a show filled with nerdy jokes and references to film parodies (no need to mention it’s one of the best shows ever!) but it also had heart! Something that they brought to the film world with Shaun of the Dead.

The film follows Shaun, A slacker type who’d rather spend his time at the corner pub and play video games than find any meaning to his life. He has a strenuous relationship to his mom’s new man and his long term girlfriend Liz soon dumps him. In the meantime strange things start occurring around him and he soon realizes that London is in the midst of a zombie outbreak. Along with his best friend Ed he decides to save his mother and his ex-girlfriend…and all in time for last call to order!

Johan Barrander

5 Comments to “Shaun of the Dead”
  1. Daniel Westerfors says:

    It´s 4 o´clock in the fuckin´morning…
    and I´ve got a splitting headache, and the front dorr is open….again

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    • Diana says:

      While I certainly apiaecprte your comment and welcome participation to our posts, I find your choice of words offensive. Not to mention that they do not assist in any way to getting your point across or add any additional credibility to your opinion.While I was initially inclined to delete your comment altogether, I decided not to so that others may use it as a guideline of what not to post when they want to speak their mind.As a side note, it’s Simon Pegg! I am excited to see this film and expect it to be a good time. Thank you for letting us know how you feel about this upcoming movie. In the future, please be a bit more selective with your choice of words.Thank you!

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