Shaun of the Dead

Release Date: September 24th, 2004

DVD Release Date: December 21st, 2004

R |1 hr 37 min

Plot Summary

Shaun (Simon Pegg) is a 30-something loser with a dull, easy existence. When he's not working at the electronics store, he lives with his slovenly best friend, Ed (Nick Frost), in a small flat on the outskirts of London. The only unpredictable element in his life is his girlfriend, Liz (Kate Ashfield), who wishes desperately for Shaun to grow up and be a man. When the town is inexplicably overrun with zombies, Shaun must rise to the occasion and protect both Liz and his mother (Penelope Wilton).

Cast: Simon Pegg, Kate Ashfield, Lucy Davis, Nick Frost, Dylan Moran, Bill Nighy, Penelope Wilton, Jessica Hynes

Director: Edgar Wright

Genres: Horror , Comedy

Production Co: WT², Big Talk

Keywords: Friendship , Hilarious , Girlfriend , Love , Growing up , England , Transformation , 2000s , Offbeat , Mother

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Carla MeyerSan Francisco Chronicle

    Remarkably fresh and inventive. show more

  • 70
    The Hollywood Reporter

    It's worth sticking around for the coda too as it contains some hilarious and very politically incorrect suggestions as to how zombies might be put to work once they've been tamed. show more

  • 75
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    This gory horror romp is a goofball medley of "Dawn of the Dead," "28 Days Later" . . . , and Monty Python-style severed-limbs/blood-spurting sicko comedy. show more

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Awards

Nominated Carl Foreman Award for Special Achievement by a Director, Writer or Producer in Their First Feature Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2005)
Nominated Alexander Korda Award for the Outstanding British Film of the Year
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2005)