Shaun of the Dead

A romantic comedy. With zombies.

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Podcast Release Date:
Aug 16, 2013

Simon Pegg / Nick Frost Series Episode 1

Can a zombie movie be a good comedy? Can a comedy be a good zombie movie? In the hands of Writer/Director Edgar Wright and Writer/Star Simon Pegg the answer was yes. Fresh off the hit British comedy Spaced the duo broke into America with this zomromcom – the film that became the first film in their Three Flavors Cornetto trilogy (called the Blood & Ice Cream trilogy in the US). Now as the trilogy concludes with The World’s End Arnie, Stuart, and Jakob revisit Shaun of the Dead. Does the film work as horror, comedy, romance, or all of the above? If you donate and support Now Playing Podcast you can listen and find out!

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Movie Details

Series
Cornetto Trilogy
Series
Edgar Wright
Series
Simon Pegg/Nick Frost
Original Title
Shaun of the Dead
Title
Shaun of the Dead
Director
Edgar Wright
Author
Producer
Nira Park
Writer
Actors
Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Kate Ashfield, Lucy Davis, Dylan Moran, Penelope Wilton, Bill Nighy, Peter Serafinowicz, Jessica Hynes, Rafe Spall, Martin Freeman, Matt Lucas, Reece Shearsmith, Tamsin Greig, Julia Deakin, Steve Emerson, Nicola Cunningham, Arvind Doshi, Stuart Powell, Phyllis MacMahon, Patricia Franklin, Mark Donovan, Chris Martin, Jonny Buckland, Vernon Kay, Trisha Goddard, Jeremy Thompson, Carol Barnes, Krishnan Guru-Murthy, Rob Butler, Keir Mills, Matt Jaynes, Gavin Ferguson, Horton Jupiter, Tim Baggaley, Finola Geraghty, Sonnell Dadral, Samantha Day, David Park, Robert Fitch, Sharon Gavin, Patch Connolly, Christopher Harwood, Nick Ewans, Alex Lutes, Keith Chegwin, Lucy Akhurst, Joe Cornish, Garth Jennings, Paul Kaye, Lauren Laverne, Michael Smiley, Paul Putner, Antonia Campbell-Hughes, Rob Brydon, Julia Davis, Mark Gatiss, Robert Popper, David Walliams, Peter Baynham, Edgar Wright
Runtime
1 h 39 min
Release Date
9 April 2004
Genres
Horror, Comedy
Overview
Shaun lives a supremely uneventful life, which revolves around his girlfriend, his mother, and, above all, his local pub. This gentle routine is threatened when the dead return to life and make strenuous attempts to snack on ordinary Londoners.

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