31 Days of Horror Day 13: Shaun of the Dead

Shaun of the Dead - Poster

That’s two depressing movies in a row.  Let’s lighten things up a bit while still keeping it within the zombie family, yeah?  To do while, we’ll go with Edgar Wright’s zombie comedy, Shaun of the Dead.

Shaun of the Dead - Shaun and Ed

This movie is perfect.  It’s not a parody of the genre, but a loving homage to it.  The difference is that they reference the genre as a whole without skewering specific scenes.  It’s a movie that fully acknowledges its predecessors, while still making something that is wholly original.  While you’ll enjoy this more if you’re familiar with the zombie genre, it’s a movie that can be enjoyed on its own, as well.

Shaun of the Dead - Gang as zombies

The cast is amazing and has real chemistry.  The dialogue is simultaneously hilarious and heartfelt.

He'll be alright. He ran it under a cold tap.
He’ll be alright. He ran it under a cold tap.

I love everything Edgar Wright has done.  He’s an exciting filmmaker who obviously love what he does, and his cast really loves working with him.

Shaun of the Dead - Edgar Wright

If you’re looking for a zombie comedy double feature, throw on Deadheads after Shaun of the Dead.  You won’t regret it.

Deadheads - Mike & Ellie