With Simon Pegg, Kate Ashfield, Lucy Davis, Nick Frost
Directed by Edgar Wright

With the Zombie movie making a serious comeback (only to be totally lamed out and commercialized like the Slasher movie resurrection ala
Scream), these Brits decided to take a stab at the genre by fusing it with a romantic comedy. Two loser housemates seem to live dead end lives (although they seem to be having fun at it). Shaun's girlfriend however wants more than sitting down the pub and hitting the PlayStation. Shaun's life gets ripped into perspective when a zombie epidemic sweeps the UK. Armed with a cricket bat, Shaun heads out to save his girl with many a gross-out laugh along the way. Where films like 28 Days Later and the remake of George A. Romero's Dawn Of The Dead opt for the fierce, swift and agile undead, the Shaun-team went the old classic route of slow staggering zombos. Well shot, with cool effects and crazy scenes, Shaun Of The Dead not only borrowed its title from Romero's shopping mall classic, but also uses the comical glockenspiel music theme. Fulci's Zombie Flesh Eaters or Romero's Day Of The Dead this 'aint, but a blast it surely is, with excellent animated menus and extras like video diaries, FX tests, deleted scenes, outtakes, a commentary track, trailers and a 2000AD comic version of the story.

5 / B
- PB

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6 - Volcanic
5 - Blistering
4 - Hot
3 - Smolder
2 - Room Temperature
1 - Fizzled
0 - Extinguished

A: Multi-Viewing Potential

B: Could Enjoy A 2nd Look

C: Once Should Suffice

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