Shaun of the Dead
Scrolling through our previous posts, I am shocked and appalled to find that we have not yet featured one of my all time favourite films, the brilliant Shaun of the Dead (2004).
Written by Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright, directed by the latter and starring the former, in addition to Nick Frost, Kate Ashfield, Bill Nighy, Dylan Moran and Lucy Davis, you know it’s going to be amazing (and I’m pleasantly surprised at how many of these wonderful actors/directors we’ve featured on this site. It seems we may have a thing for brilliant Brits).
Lovable loser Shaun (Pegg) is determined to win back his girlfriend Liz (Ashfield) and sort his life out after he has disappointed her one too many times. However, in the midst of this, zombies are invading Britain, and it’s up to Shaun and his (mostly useless) best friend Ed (Frost) to save Liz, her roommates, and Shaun’s mom, and shack up in their favourite pub, The Winchester, until it all blows over. It’s the world’s first RomZomCom (romantic zombie comedy), and that alone should be enough to peak your interest. Just take a look:
The idea for the film came during production of the comedy series Spaced, and it was the first feature film made by the glorious creative team of Wright and Pegg. The second installment in their “blood and ice cream”-trilogy was the equally marvellous Hot Fuzz (2007), and the third and (possibly) final one is currently in the early stages of production. Probably. Hard to confirm actually. But it will eventually be released! And I can’t wait, as I love and adore their work.
Just in case you’re still not convinced (what’s wrong with you???), here’s a bonus trailer:
Enjoy your hopefully zombie-filled weekend!