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Shaun of the Dead

A 2007 horror-comedy movie

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Bloody Fools!!!!........man I had a great time with this film.

  • Dec 5, 2005
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I finally got a chance to see this movie, and I LOVED it!! It is so funny and gross at the same time. Many viewers have seen "Dawn of the Dead" (old and new), "Night of the Living Dead," "Day of the Dead," "Resident Evil" flicks and any other number of zombie films, right? So when you hear the term "funny" associated with "zombie" you think, "Oh, it's a spoof." Quite the opposite is true of "Shaun of the Dead."

In here we have Shaun who's a disenfranchised Peter Pan, idling away the last moments of his twenties living with roommates, hanging out at his local pub, and working a menial retail job. He and his friends don't seem to notice the ever-growing army of reanimated flesh-eaters, instead being absorbed in their interpersonal relationships and romances. Only when circumstances grow dire and demand action do they reluctantly formulate a plan. The casting was well put together and you will absolutely love Shaun and his pal Ed.

There is much to admire about this film. I will say towards the ending it does gets a bit clich├ęd and over serious, but the ride up until then is wonderfully scripted and full of hilarious crude comic moments. "Shaun" makes the whole genre seem fresh just because it doesn't take itself seriously. One funny detail is that since in the U.K., guns are pretty much nonexistent. So beat off the zombies with vinyl records, shovels and cricket bats. Second it doesn't waste our time with explanations - it knows that the audience is all ready familiar with the conventions of the genre. The gimmick of this film is that it feels as if filmmakers picked an extra in "Dawn of the Dead" and decided to tell his story.
Zombie films are some of my favorite horror movies and I am grateful that they have made a comeback in recent years. At least in "Shaun of the Dead" the zombies still move slowly.

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I must have watched this film 100 times now, the more you watch it, the funnier it gets. Full of subtle human and not for the fainr of heart, its a film you definately have to sit down and pay attention to.
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Edgar Wright's horror-comedy film, SHAUN OF THE DEAD, follows the title character (Simon Pegg) through his mundane life in London. Joined by his immature and ever-present roommate, Ed (Nick Frost), Shaun excels at nothing except drinking pints of ale and watching television, which causes friction with his girlfriend, Liz (Kate Ashfield). Before Shaun can save his relationship, however, he's got to fend off a horde of zombies that are slowly taking over the city. Armed with a cricket bat and a vague sense of direction, Shaun must rescue his friends and loved ones, and bring them to the only safe place he can think of--the pub.

Cowritten by Wright and Pegg, SHAUN OF THE DEAD succeeds remarkably well at combining droll British humor with good, old-fashioned zombie cinema. While the movie is often hilariously amusing, it takes its horror pedigree seriously, offering up moments of genuine suspense, and even a healthy dose of gore. Pegg is oddly charming as the put-upon lead slacker, and Frost is ap...
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Director: Simon Pegg
Genre: Comedy
Release Date: 2004, September 24, 2004
MPAA Rating: R
Screen Writer: Simon Pegg
Runtime: 1hr 39min
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