Shaun of the Dead
Autumn 2004 Edge series
Thursday, December 2, 2004 at 7:00pm
Thursday, December 2, 2004 at 9:00pm
Friday, December 3, 2004 at 7:00pm
Friday, December 3, 2004 at 9:00pm
Rated 18A ·
Smash UK hit Shaun of the Dead, a “rom zom com” (romantic zombie comedy), has received rave reviews both across the pond and all over North America. As hungry zombies shamble through the streets of his North London neighbourhood, unambitious electronics salesman Shaun (Simon Pegg, Spaced, The Reckoning) fights his way across town with his slacker roommate Ed (Nick Frost, Spaced) to rescue his girlfriend Liz (Kate Ashfield, Beyond Borders), who just dumped him. The petty concerns of life keep getting in the way: as they dig through their vinyl collection in search of ammunition to decapitate a pair of zombies, Shaun and Ed bicker about which bands deserve to be preserved. New Order they keep, but the Batman soundtrack becomes a lethal frisbee. Many zombie movies are comedies by accident, but Shaun of the Dead is deliberately and brilliantly funny, while still delivering a few delicious jolts of fear and gut-wrenching moments of tragedy.