Shaun of the Dead (2004)

Directors: Edgar Wright
Genre: Horror/Comedy


"A romantic comedy. With zombies!
Shaun (Simon Pegg) is not quite your average twentysomething. Lacking any real ambition and drifting along in a job that he hates, he drives his long-suffering girlfriend Liz (Kate Ashfield), up the wall. Despite being a very decent chap, Shaun suddenly gets a very rude wake up call when the undead begin roaming the earth (or London's Crouch End, at least) and, with the help of his slacker chum, Ed (Nick Frost), he must save Liz and his dear mum from becoming zombies! Well, that's if he can get out of the local pub..." - from play.com

My oppinion:
There's something about British movies that appeals to me. Most importantly is the humour that usually fits me perfectly. I've seen lots of horror/comedies, and while many of them are fun, I rarely find one that makes me laugh out loud almost constantly. This one did! Shaun and his looser-friend were just hilarious characters. All from their facial expressions to the way they talk and move was just great! It's a parody and homage to zombie flicks (particularly Romero's "Dawn of the Dead" naturally), and it often hits the nail on the head. The zombie makeup and effects are pretty cool as well. OK, so the plot isn't very intricate, and it's not at all scary, but it isn't supposed to be. It' the humour that's the highlight of this movie, and it certainly delivers there!
You just have to see this one!

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