Sunday, October 19, 2008

31 Days of Horror: Shaun of the Dead

October 18, 2008: Shaun of the Dead
Sorry I’m late with this one but better late then never.
Shaun of the Dead is a horror and a romantic comedy all rolled into one big entertaining movie.
The story is about Shaun (Simon Pegg), whose life isn’t what he thought it would be. He lives with his best friend Ed (Nick Frost), he leaves his girlfriend Liz (Kate Ashfield) feeling empty and he hates his step-dad (Bill Nighy).
Liz gets fed up with the lack of attention from Shaun and dumps him and after this Shaun decides he needs to get his life back on course. But, the same day he decides to get his life back on course the dead come back to life.
Shaun grabs a cricket bat and his best friend, Ed, and Shaun sets out to rescue the ones he loves and bring him to his favorite bar and safest place he knows – the Winchester.
This might be the best horror-comedy mix in a long time. Everything in this movie goes together so perfectly and in the end we have more than just a satisfying movie, we have a movie that will stand the test of time for new generations to enjoy.
The movie is funny and the comedy takes up most of the films run time, but I will say that as the movie reaches its end it becomes more serious and in my opinion a little depressing – but its still great.
If you haven’t seen Shaun of the Dead and you are looking for a horror movie for Halloween but don’t want to be too scared, then I suggest you pick this one up and enjoy it.

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