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Monday, October 26, 2015

Shaun of the Dead (2004) - Edgar Wright



Edgar Wright is a great director. He is so fresh and he has a style that identifies with today's culture. With Shaun of the Dead, Wright tackles the Zombie genre. Or, sorry, the Zed Word genre. If you are not familiar with this then I pity you. Do me a favor and watch it. You will not be disappointed


Shaun is a mild mannered store clerk that lives a monotonous life with his friend Ed and roommate Pete in London. His girlfriend just broke up with him and the moment he decides to get her back the Zed Apocalypse breaks out! Hilarity ensues as Shaun and his band of friends try to make their way to safety at the local pub. 

Everything about this production is amazing. It's hilarious. The soundtrack is stellar. The way the movie is structured and laid out is fantastic. I cannot sing this movies praises enough. Everyone I know that has watched this movie has a favorite scene. If you haven't seen this movie, give it a watch and you'll have a favorite scene too! 



This movie isn't only a comedy gem. It's also very well steeped in the horror genre. Some scenes are pretty graphic and morbid. The gore is pretty spot on and the Zed's look pretty... dead. It doesn't disappoint those that enjoy a good beheading. You get to see quite a bit of that sort of thing. 

I love this movie so much. It's a personal favorite and it makes for a great film to watch at anytime. Simon Pegg and Nick Frost are instant stars. The duo would go on to be in a number of films and shows together. Even George Romero's Land of the Dead as Zed's! I cannot recommend this movie so hard to anyone and everyone looking for a good time. Only Bill Murray could have made this movie any more complete. 



Director: Edgar Wright
Country: United Kingdom
Studio: Universal

Did ya know...
When asked by an interviewer why they chose to have slow moving zombies instead of running zombies, Simon Pegg simply replied, "Because death is not an energy drink."
Shaun tells Liz that he's going to take her to "the place that does all the fish". When he opens the phone book you can see that the restaurant is literally called 'The Place That Does All the Fish'.
Nick Frost (Ed) allegedly kept his genitals shaved throughout the production to create a genuine need to scratch that the character demanded.

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