Shaun of the Dead

Shauwn of the Dead (UK, 2004, 99 mins.): In this Edgar Wright film, which was billed as a “romantic comedy with zombies,” Shaun, a 29-year-old Londoner with little ambition for his future, finds his world falling apart when his girlfriend of 3 years breaks up with him.  Determined to sort his life out, Shaun decides to take matters into his own hands.  Unfortunately for him, his day of self-revolution happens to occur on the same day that the dead decide to rise and turn the city of London into zombies.  Along with his roommate, his mother, his ex-girlfriend and her roomies, Shaun grabs a cricket bat and decides to complete his life-changing plan, even if it means seeking refuge in the safest place he can think of ... the pub.  Director Peter Jackson declared Shaun of the Dead as "The most entertaining film I have seen all year," which comes as no surprise considering it won the "Best Horror Film" Saturn Award in 2004 from the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films (USA)!  This “rom zom com” will certainly entertain both the film’s die-hard fans and the uninitiated as it subjects zombie film conventions to good-natured ribbing and infuses the genre with a dose of dry British wit. 

Synopsis by Jerrod Griebel