Edgar Wright’s SHAUN OF THE DEAD follows the bloody funny adventures of underachiever Shaun (Simon Pegg) and best mate Ed (Nick Frost) as they navigate a zombie invasion of North London and attempt to rescue Shaun’s girlfriend Liz (Kate Ashfield) and his Mum, Barbara (Penelope Wilton). It’s going to be one hell of a weekend. Screening in tandem with Wright’s electrifying portrait of THE SPARKS BROTHERS. See also: SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD.
“If the zombie genre steadfastly refuses to die, we can be grateful to Shaun of the Dead for breathing fresh, diverting life into the form, with subtle visual humor and a smart, impish sense of fun.” —Ann Hornaday, Washington Post “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.” —Robert K. Elder, Chicago Tribune “Mixing horror and humor is no mean feat, but SHAUN OF THE DEAD tightens throats in fear without making the laughs stick there in the process.” —Keith Phipps, AV Club