Shaun of the Dead is a 2004 British horror comedy directed by Edgar Wright, starring Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, and written by Pegg and Wright.
Pegg plays Shaun, a man attempting to get some kind of focus in his life as he deals with his girlfriend, his mother and stepfather. At the same time, he has to cope with an apocalyptic uprising of zombies.
Unlike many zombie or horror films, this movie’s greatest assets aren’t the special effects or frightening scenes, but good ol’ fashioned British humor. From the start, this movie has brilliant jokes and gags which will make you laugh so hard you’ll cry!
Simon Pegg is a true master of comedy who really makes a magical duo with Nick Frost to portray the true anti heroes. The plot rips along beautifully and parodies both the romantic comedy and zombie genres, while at the same time remaining true to them. Although this is a zombie parody, you’ll see quite a lot of action in this movie with some priceless fight scenes.
Shaun of the Dead was partially inspired by the classic zombie flick, Dawn of the Dead. Its creator George Romero was reportedly so impressed with Shaun of the Dead that Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright got cameo roles in Romero’s latest project, Land of the Dead.
And lastly, if you need more reassuring to watch this movie, I’ll just point out that it has its own place on IMDB’s top 250 movies of all time (#232).
Go and watch it now! Seriously, are you still here?