SHAUN OF THE DEAD

BY CHRISTOPHER HASKELL
AUGUST 27, 2013

Branding the directing style that he would become known for, “Shaun of the Dead” marks Edgar Wright’s first endeavor into the comedic styling that would put him on the map with his future successes. Wright’s eccentric mind brings to life the comedic zombie movie in a way that opened the door for the future zombie movies, like “Zombieland” and “Warm Bodies” to exist. He uses his ability to garner great performances from his unknown cast and cutting in a way to produce laughs. Putting Simon Pegg on the map and introducing Nick Frost to the scene, these two actors became icons in the comedy realm, bringing British comedy to America at a level that no one else has achieved yet. With tons of laughs and the perfect zombie satire, Wright proves that his comedy brand has a place in feature films and accomplishes real cult following status after just one movie.

RELEASE DATE
September 24, 2004

DIRECTOR
Edgar Wright

WRITTEN BY
Edgar Wright
Simon Pegg

STUDIO
Focus Features

R
(for zombie violence/gore and language)

COMEDY
HORROR
99 minutes

CINEMATOGRAPHER
David M. Dunlap

COMPOSER
Pete Woodhead
Daniel Mudford

EDITOR
Chris Dickens

CAST
Simon Pegg
Kate Ashfield
Lucy Davis
Nick Frost
Dylan Moran
Bill Nighy
Penelope Wilton
Martin Freeman
Rob Brydon
Rafe Spall

PRODUCED BY
Nira Park

BUDGET
$6.1 million

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