Shaun of the Dead

  • Directors: Edgar Wright
  • Producers: Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Nira Park
  • Writers: Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg
  • Genres: Comedy, Horror, Romance
  • Actors: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Kate Ashfield, Lucy Davis

Shaun (Simon Pegg) is an appliance salesman whose life is going nowhere; he follows a mundane routine, and his girlfriend Liz (Kate Ashfield) is dissatisfied with their relationship, primarily because it revolves around going to “The Winchester”, Shaun’s favourite pub, every night. He also has issues with his hated stepfather Phillip (Bill Nighy), his increasingly unhappy flatmate Pete (Peter Serafinowicz), and a dissatisfying job where his younger co-workers show him no respect. Following a broken promise to do something special for their anniversary, Liz dumps Shaun. He decides to drown his sorrows at the pub with Ed (Nick Frost), his other flatmate and best friend. After a night of drinking, he has an epiphany and resolves to sort his life out.

Unfortunately, this revelation comes at the same time as an uprising of the undead within London, who begin to attack and devour the living. Shaun realizes the gravity of the situation only after two zombies attack him in his backyard. As he finds out Pete has also become a zombie, Shaun and Ed plan to leave the house. Shaun and Ed proceed to rescue Liz, along with Shaun’s mother Barbara (Penelope Wilton) and stepfather Phillip (who had been bitten earlier offscreen) and go to the Winchester. Liz’s friends, David (Dylan Moran) and Dianne (Lucy Davis), also come along.

Six months after the zombie outbreak, society has returned to normal, and the remaining zombies have now become a part of everyday life, being used as cheap labour and game show participants. Shaun and Liz move in together, along with zombified Ed, who is kept in the garden shed, leashed and playing TimeSplitters 2.

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