I originally saw this epic, dark comedy zombie movie in the theater in 2004 with my life long friend Marian and we both nearly pee’d ourselves laughing and cheering on the gore. This is probably my single favorite movie going experience since 1980 when I was a kid and my dad got me out of school to go see the best of the Star Wars movies to date The Empire Strikes Back.
Part 1 of the Cornetto Trilogy
The following post gives the entire run down of my favorite movie of all time Shaun of the Dead. This little gem directed by Edgar Wright director of the 3 flavors Cornetto Trilogy. Written by Simon Pegg, Shaun of the Dead is my all time favorite movie because it’s the perfect marriage of gore and comedy accompanied by a terrific cast. This post answers the question of what Shaun of the Dead would look like if Edgar Wright was a blogger not a director.
10 Shaun of the Dead Quotes
- You’ve got red on you.
- GET FUCKED 4 EYES!
- Liz from head office. It’s nothing to worry about.
- Do you want your favorite monkey?
- So what’s the plan.
- WE’RE NOT SAYING THE ZED WORD!
- Can I get any of you cunts a drink?
- As Bertrand Russell once said, “The only thing that will redeem mankind is cooperation.” I think we can all appreciate the relevance of that now.
- How’s that for a slice of fried gold.
The post below is a bit of a spoiler, but if you haven’t seen this movie yet maybe this will inspire you to take the plunge. If you’re a fan of funny or the zombie genre do yourself a favor and give this epic movie a watch.
Without further ado here’s Shaun of the Dead re-imagined as a blog post.
Well Over 10 Reasons Why Shaun of the Dead is the Best God Damned Movie of All Time
Homage: In this scene Shaun says that Ash is under the weather. This is just one of the homage tributes paid in this film. This one obviously to Bruce Campbell‘s character Ash from Sam Raimi‘s 1981 classic Evil Dead. A movie I might add he made while at Michigan State with next to no budget.
GET FUCKED 4 EYES!
The birth of the Cornetto Trilogy. Who knew this would spur on a legend. This is where it all started kids. Likely before Edgar Wright even knew it would be a thing.
Jessica Hynes played the room mate to Simon Pegg’s character a.k.a. “Tim Bisley” a.k.a. “Shaun of the Dead” in the awesome UK tv series Spaced. Featured in this image is also Martin Freeman of Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy and World’s End fame. Also Tamsin Grieg of Black Books fame also starring co-star Dylan Moran who plays David in SOTD.
In my opinion this is the creepiest fucking zombie in the whole film. Such vacant eyes Like a drunk who’s lost a bet. Brilliant! Yes, I understand that exclamation point. I REALLY MEAN IT!
I didn’t know it at the time as I hadn’t seen Spaced yet, but Tires was one of the zombie horde. Tires was a Raver/ Bike messenger from Northern Ireland that was a friend of the boys in the classic UK tv series. If you’re a Simon Pegg or Nick Frost fan watch the series Spaced. You wont be disappointed.
If you’re not a kid of the 70’s like me check out Queen’s Don’t Stop Me Now on Youtube right here.
Homage: When Ed and Shaun go to get Shaun’s mom Ed says a famous quote from the George Romero classic Night of the Living Dead. WE’RE COMING TO GET YOU BARBARA!
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