• Shaun of the Dead (2004)

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: Comedy , Horror

Production Co: WT², Big Talk

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

Ratings & Reviews

  • 88
    Robert K. ElderChicago Tribune

    A gleefully gory, pitch-perfect parody of George Romero's zombie films. But this isn't a movie about other movies. Shaun of the Dead stands on its own. show more

  • 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

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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Awards

Nominated Alexander Korda Award for the Outstanding British Film of the Year
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2005)