Home

Zombie Love

image by Veronica V. Jones

The Mobile Deceased Invade in Shaun of the Dead

Simon Pegg as Shaun surrounded by unusual pale commuters. Simon Pegg as Shaun, Nick Frost as Ed and Kate Ashfield as Liz wielding improvised weapons.

Nearly all of my favorite movies start off in the real world, then make a series of sudden quick turns that lead to confusion, mayhem, and heroism. The new UK film Shaun of the Dead is one of those movies.

In this instant classic, an unmotivated slacker with a dead-end job has to win back his woman, and survive endless waves of the undead. Unlike many movies that aspire to be a horror comedy, SotD really does serve up plenty of laughs and frights, while managing to work in a little social commentary to boot.

Be warned: It will be much easier for the action junkies to endure Shaun’s woman-troubles than it will be for those with delicate sensibilities to stomach the suspense and carnage. Shaun of the Dead is a limb-rending, flesh-eating, zombie-smashing romp that every adult should enjoy… a few just might have to close their eyes from time to time.

Written by in September of 2004. Last edited September 2014.

Related Features

Craig R. Brasco

A fairy with white hair wearing jeans and a tee-shirt. A large muscular man with bull's head. A blond woman in a red dress carries a lit black candle.

Are You Missing out on Knowing?

Nicolas Cage as Joh Koestler and Rose Byrne as Diana Wayland. Strange silent men surround the Koestler house. Chandler Canterbury as Caleb Koestler watches a firestorm approach his window.

Chronicles of Narnia Will Restore Your Faith… in Disney

Georgie Henley as Lucy, Skandar Keynes as Edmund, William Moseley as Peter  and Anna Popplewell as Susan Pevensie. Tilda Swinton as the White Witch. Georgie Henley as Lucy, Skandar Keynes as Edmund, William Moseley as Peter  and Anna Popplewell as Susan Pevensie. A big ol' friendly lion named Aslan.

Patrick McEvoy

A pale woman in a low-cut dress stands in front of a glowing bowl. A bearded man in robes angrily wields two daggers. An emotional chimpanzee wearing x-ray specs views its own skeletal hand.

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Dredd

Karl Urban as Judge Dredd Olivia Thirlby as Judge Anderson Lena Headly as MaMa

Comments

Be the first to comment!