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Shaun of the Dead

Director: Edgar Wright Run Time: 99 min. Format: DCP Rating: R Release Year: 2004

Starring: Simon Pegg, Kate Ashfield, Lucy Davis, Nick Frost, Dylan Moran, Bill Nighy

Edgar Wright’s dark-romantic-comedy Shaun of the Dead is a lively contemporary contribution to the zombie genre with its comment on society’s preoccupation with being, well, preoccupied. Two thirty-something losers, Shaun and Ed, don’t notice the signs that a zombie outbreak has hit London until one (their roommate) walks into the living room. For the first time in their lives, the slackers take some initiative by rescuing friends and family while Shaun also tries to prove to his estranged girlfriend he has more than just a desire to sit at the pub all day. A trope of zombie films is that the living dead and the living return to the places most familiar so you know where this ends…with a pint!