Shaun of the Dead Review
Written by: Terrorwatch
Shaun of the dead is a non stop horror/comedy/classic/gory/fucked up movie from the lowest of the low, Britain. The movie is plain and simple about ZOMBIES, Shaun a low life loses his girlfriend in the middle of a zombie takeover of the nation, its up to him and his fat mate to rescue his ex and take them safely to the pub. The whole movie is British by no mistake and it isn't scared of bragging about it with its bold London accents.
The actors in this movie are not on screen allot, I mean allot of the actors I didn't notice, all small time actors expect for a few firmilar faces from comedy TV shows. The little ginger playing Shaun is played by Simon Pegg, he does a absolute great job playing the failure b/f with beer on his mind and he really looks like he actually lives as Shaun in London. He looks so common and nothing stands out which is great, also hes just a fucked little ginger. As I said about a few comedians that make a appearance in this movie, Reece Shearsmith and Peter Kay are the real stand out stand ins, GREAT!.
All in all the acting in the movie does not let anyone down, I cant find any faults, I actually liked the emotional Shaun and even though hes a giggling ginger you really feel for him when his mum dies.
There is no shortage of blood and guts in the movie at all, when the director, Edgar Wright took a interview with B.D he told them that It was our tribute to Tom Savini and Greg Nicotero, gore kings. The whole movie shows allot of blood, killings and a whole lot of humor to add with it. The movie uses famous gore scenes as well, like the body ripping from, Day of the dead 1985, that was used outside of the pub, very effective. The makeup of the zombies was excellent and there all wore contact lenses to make them look like they had no soul, it was very creepy, too creepy but also extremely funny the way they hobbled.
The only thing I have to nit pick at is the fact that they could of used slightly more, i like allot of gore, but overall for a average it was just enough, but like I said I'm nit picking.
The movie included a really funny feel to it, even some serious bits that want anything funny made it fun to watch, the movie was never really scary as the comedy balanced the horror out. Soundtracks are something that a good movie must include, this was no let down with so many classics being played and funny related music, like ghost town. The movie oozed electro from it and it was great, even Shaun included some zombie sounds
into the mix on the way back from the pub.
Altogether this movie was great and always be a classic Brit movie for me, its a good time feel movie and them sort of movies work for me. If you haven't checked it out, i suggest you do, with comedy, gore and a whole lot of
zombies this movie is a horror fans delight