A depressed businessman
named Shaun (Simon Pegg) tires to win
back his ex-girlfriend Liz (Kate
Ashfield) and reconciling his
relationship with his mother Barbara
(Penelope Winton). But he encounters
people dying and ambulances rolling by as
well as some locals walking awkwardly
plus important news announcements.
He avoids most of this but one of his
roomates Pete (Peter Serafinowicz)
claimed that someone bit him and the next
day he enocunters that his neighborhood
is invaded by zombies including his
Shaun and his other roomate Ed (Nick
Frost) tries to survive the invasion by
rescuing Barbara and Liz from the zombie
invasion. They also try to pretend to be
zombies in order to stay alive but
imitate them badly while trying to enter
a deserted lounge to hide out from them.
However, they aren't safe for long as
they start attacking and eating them one
The film starts
off very witty with the character Shaun
in the dumps of having girl trouble going
to a bar as well as hanging out with his
bud Ed playing video games as well as
spotting some locals turning into zombies
which seems impressive looking like an
everyday town but something odd about
There's also good surprised shots on Shaun when he is riding a bus and spotting by
what he discovers which looked energised.
A nice energetic moment with
supporting character Pete behaving obnoxious towards both Shaun and Ed with Shaun himself back talking him and a nice blocking
motion on Pete about to
hit him and then Shaun stopping him
and trying to act reasonable with him
too. Then there's a good moment on Pete when he discusses his arm bitten by
someone which looked impressive too.
Then of course there's many moments with
Shaun and Ed hanging out at the bar after
hours with a zombie tapping on a window
in which people thinks its a drunken
local or spotting a homeless zombie on the
street with Shaun thinking he's begging
for money when he returns from a corner
store that's deserted in which I had a
few chuckles while watching this but at
the same time looked very creepy cause
the dead started to rise and invade this
Then there's the obnoxious 3rd roomate
Pete who gets aggressive with these two
partying alot and making noise as well as
telling them about some freak biting his
arm in which is impressive knowing that
this isn't a person no longer alive like
he thinks that bit him and he will be the
next to turn which was well put in.
There's some more laughs when Shaun is
struggling from a female zombie and Ed
asks them to stop for a picture he was
planning to take which adds some nice
comedy as well as the gloomy horror along
with them trying to battle these zombies
with throwing records of bad rock groups
at them which seemed funny too but at the
same time disturbing since LPs are total
Then both Shaun and Ed call upstairs to
Pete seeing if he's okay but there's no
answer which offers some dark comedy
along with a chill down your spine
knowing that something isn't right.
Next you know Shaun talks about his plan
to rescue his family and ex-girlfriend
with a hallucination on what he's going
to do which looks incredibly clever for
the story and once again making up for a
zombie invasion tragedy by adding alot of
wit to this all.
A nice shot on a shower curtain
with Pete turning around
showing zombielike eyes which looked
There's a good shot on Shaun slowly entering a TV room with a paddle
about to whack it at supporting character Philip sleeping on a couch with a
good close up shot zooming around his
A good shot on Shaun talking to Barbara having a disagreement as a son and mother
which looked quite good when he tells her
they need to go as well as a good shot on Philip groaning by entering the
room and then talking to them which
looked impressive too.
Alot of this seemed overly comedic but
then it gets more serious with the zombie
invasion of a small town area and great
battling moments too along with the
surviviors trying to pretend to be
zombies to get through the living dead
crowd which seemed quite clever to the
story even if there was still comedy in
But then it gets really serious and the
horror really comes together when
everyone starts to hide out in a deserted
lounge that's boarded up when they try to
ward off the zombies with great action shots on them coming up and
attacking with terrific fight sequences
on Shaun using his paddle and
whacking them which looked energetic as
well as a good close up camera shot
looking down on Philip with a zombie biting his neck
with him hollering in pain which looked
Plus there's many
sad and touching moments between tow
people bonding their relationship when
one of them is bitten and knows they're
going to die and turn into a zombie which
can make you cry that it was well
performed and written.
A nice shot on both Shaun and Philip in a passenger car
seat together with Phil himself slowly
dying and a good discussion with him to
tell him how fond he was with him which
looked believeably touching but then when
he suddenly dies it looks a little too
A nice moment with Dianne standing there and coaching the
others on how to act like a zombie in
order to try and survive through the
zombie crowd. There's also good campy
shots on them acting that way through the
street towards a building as well as them
trying to get into the building which
looked energetic and struggling.
There's good shots on the zombies staring at them and then trying
to attack them along with more good shots
on people like David smashing through a window with panic
revealing which looked hyped up.
A great moment with Barbara talking weakly towards Shaun after he finds out she was bitten which
looked sad, touching and emotional along
with her dying with him crying in tears
which looked incredibly powerful. Then
there's a good moment with David pointing a shotgun telling him that she
will end up as a zombie along with Shaun going ballistic and holding a sharp glass
towards him along with another shot on Ed holding something sharp towards him
getting aggressive. Plus there's a great
moment on Liz getting
aggressive and straight forward on
everything which all of this was
A good shot on Barbara rising
up with her dark eyes as well as a good
shot on Shaun getting emotional
while holding a rifle to her which looked
A nice shot on Shaun sucker
punching David with a good shot on him
falling to the ground.
There's a great shot on the zombies
crashing through a window and pulling David away.
There's lots of good shots on Shaun, Liz and Ed dodging from zombies and trying
to shoot them along with a good close up
shot on a bunch biting Ed with him hollering in pain which looked
good along with Shaun freaking
out after this is happening.
There's a nice silent moment on Shaun taking to Ed with some
touching moments before he dies and turns
into a zombie which looked like a
believeable friendship with their last
words on the two of them and nice camera
shots on them doing this.
It's got a great ending unlike any of Romero's zombie films and I love it when there's
talk shows discussing people keeping
their loved one's as zombie's which makes
me laugh too since it delivers alot of
tongue in cheek. The very ending the best
when Shaun manages to keep his best
friend tied up as he is already a zombie
and plays video games with him.
Bottom line is that this film was a spoof
on George A. Romero's zombie
flicks but they try to make this one
quite uplifting and it works. Check this
film out, you'll laugh and get a terror
out of it at the same time as well as
maybe cry too. It inspired many other
zombie spoof flicks too.
The acting is
terrific as we have lead actor Simon
Pegg (Shaun) who brings out alot of
terrific characterisitcs as a bummed out
businessman. He shows alot of great
comedic timing with his actions along
with great intense and angered
expressions. He brings out alot of good
sad emotional moments when he needed to
and really came across as someone who is
believeable by doing this along with his
battling moments too. A great
emotional moment with him crying to his onscreen friend whom is dying. He was the best out
of the whole cast and really knew his
stuff as the title character for the
Kate Ashfield (Liz) really brought
on a terrific no bullshit attitude as
well as bringing a nice toughness and
straight forward attitude to her role.
She brings out some great
characterisitics with everything that she
did in her part of the story.
Nick Frost (Ed) was quite an
attention grabber as the stalky fellow
who knew on how to act like a goof but
yet a real charming and likeable type of
fellow in which he brought alot of great
spunk to the set with everything. He also
had the perfect looks for this kind of
role too and I found his character in the
flick the best ever and he really studied
this part inside out.
Dylan Moran (David) was one of the
most effective key roles in the flick as
a dweeby type in which he knew on how to
act real hyped up in his performance in
which he seems to really draw attention
to the viewers who watched this film. He
knew how to portray a nice comedic and
horror type of personality into one with
what he had to do. He was highly intense by freaking out when some onscreen zombies are dragging him away.
Penelope Wilton (Barbara) was
another perfect drawing card as the heads
in the clouds type of mother in the film
who was very high spirited. She brought
this all together perfectly and really
knew on how to show a great loving side
when everything started to get serious
with the zombie invasion. She really
makes you want to love her for sure and
made her part the most believeable too.
A steel pipe goes
through a woman zombie's stomach
There is another armless zombie
Lots of gruesome bloody looking zombies
A neck is bitten open.
A man's guts are being torn open and
There's some odd guitar
twanging in some spots with everyone
trying to find a way on surviving the
zombie massacre's. We also hear some odd
banging and scraping sounds along with
some of the hissings too.
During a moment with a juke box playing
as well as the closing credits we hear a
classic hit from the pomp rock band Queen with "You're My Best Friend"
which seemed to suit it well due to the
lyrics which seems to relate to the story
as well as other bitchin' rock songtracks
that were used as well for this film.
It's not that I don't wanna spend time
with you, cause I do. It's just... Ed
doesn't have too many friends.
Ed: Can I get... any of you
cunts... a drink?
Come and get it! It's a running buffet!
Shaun: All you can eat!
Any zombies out there?
Shaun: Don't say that!
Shaun: The zed-word. Don't say it!
Ed: Why not?
Shaun: Because it's ridiculous!
Ed: Well...are they any?
Shaun: [looking out the door
mail slot, he sees an empty street] I
don't see any. Maybe it's not as bad as
Shaun: [turns his head and sees
a pack of zombies] Oh, no, wait,
there they are.
Hey, Shaun, look who it is!
[after Shaun hits zombie with butt of
rifle] You could have just shot him.
[in concerned tone] Mum, have you
Barbara: No, but Philip has.
Shaun: Oh, OK.
Ed: [concerned] Has she
Shaun: No, Philip has.
Ed: Oh, OK.
[about Ed] He's not my boyfriend!
Ed: [handing beer to Shaun]
It might be a bit warm, the cooler was
Shaun: Thanks, babe.
Did you know that on several occasions...
he touched me?
[long pause as Barbara turns to look
Shaun: That wasn't true. Made it
up. Shouldn't have done that. Sorry.
I'm not staying here.
Liz: David, don't, that's suicide.
Ed: I think you should go.
Who died and made you fucking king of the
[pulls the car up] What's up,
Shoot the gun!
Shaun: For the last time, Ed, it's
Ed: I fucking knew it!
through Shaun's LPs for suitable records
to throw at two approaching zombies]
Ed: Purple Rain?
Ed: Sign o' the Times?
Shaun: Definitely not.
Ed: The Batman soundtrack?
Shaun: Throw it.
Shaun: He's not my Dad, he's my
We're coming to get you, Barbara!
Don't forget to kill Philip!
It's four in the fucking morning!
Shaun: It's Saturday!
Pete: No, it's not. It's fucking
Sunday. And I've got to go to fucking
work in four fucking hours 'cos every
other fucker in my fucking department is
fucking ill! Now can you see why I'm SO
Ed: Fuck, yeah!
Ohh, for God's sake! He's got an arm off!
What's the plan then?
[Cuts to dream sequence]
Shaun: We take Pete's car, we
drive over to mum's, we go in, take care
of Phillip - "I'm so sorry
Phillip". - then we grab mum, we go
over to Liz's place, hole up, have a cup
of tea and wait for this whole thing to
Ed: Why have we got to go to
Shaun: Because we do.
Ed: But she dumped you!
Shaun: I have to know if she's all
Shaun: Because I love her!
Ed: All right... gayyy... I'm not
staying there, though.
Shaun: Why not?
Ed: If we hole up, I wanna be
somewhere familiar, I wanna know where
the exits are, and I wanna be allowed to
[cuts to dream sequence again]
Shaun: We take Pete's car, go
around mum's, go in, deal with Phillip -
"Sorry Phillip!" - grab mum, go
to Liz's, pick her up, bring her back
here, have a cup of tea and wait for this
whole thing to blow over.
Shaun: No, no, no, no, no, wait,
we can't bring her back here.
Ed: Why not?
Shaun: Well, it's not really safe,
Ed: Yeah, look at the state of it.
Shaun: Where's safe? where's
Ed: Where can I smoke?
[Shaun and Ed pause then slowly make a
Shaun: [cuts to dream sequence
a third time] Take car. Go to mum's.
Kill Phil - "Sorry." - grab
Liz, go to the Winchester, have a nice
cold pint, and wait for all of this to
blow over. How's that for a slice of
Ed: Yeah, boyyyeee!
[Shaun and Ed clang weapons together]
Shaun: Ed, this is serious!
Do you want anything from the shop?
[Over the phone] Some men tried to
get into the house.
Shaun: Well are they still there?
Barbara: [Over the phone]
I'm not sure, we've shut the curtains.
[Hands Liz flowers] Got you these.
Liz: [Liz reads label]
"To a wonderful mum"?
Shaun: [Sniggers] Oooh!
Yeah, that's, because... I thought, it
would be, funny, because of what you said
last night about me y'know, don't wanna
be my mum and that. It's just a little
joke, just sort of spur of the moment...
Liz: [Long pause] They're
for your mum, aren't they?
I don't think he'd leave us Davs.
David: Wouldn't he? Lizzy, how can
you put your faith in a man you
spectacularly binned for being
unreliable? A man who's idea of a
romantic nightspot and an impenetrable
fortress are the same thing. It's... This
is a pub! We are in a pub! What are we
going to do?
[about Ed] I've known him since
primary school, you know? I like having
him around, he's a laugh.
Pete: What, because he can
impersonate an orangutan?
Shaun: Oh, leave him alone.
Pete: Alright, I admit, he can
pretty funny on occasion. Like that time
we stayed up all night drinking apple
Schnappes and playing Tekken 2.
Shaun: Oh yeah.
Shaun: When was that?
Pete: [laughing] That was
five years ago. When's he going home?
[About Ed] He has sold a bit of
weed ounce and a then.
Pete: Yeah. Ounce...in
the gun fires in the pub, proving Ed
Shaun: Okay. But dogs CAN look up!
They still out there?
[Ed checks, revealing two zombies
scratching at the window]
Ed: Yeah. What you think we should
Shaun: Have a sit down?
leaving the front door open]
Pete: Now, I'm not saying it was
Shaun: I know, man...
Pete: I'm saying it was Ed.
Shaun: Philip, have you still got
the child-locks on?
Philip: Safety first, Shaun.
Dianne: Just look at the face:
it's vacant, with a hint of sadness. Like
a drunk who's lost a bet.
to call the emergency services]
Ed: Shaun, what's going on?
Shaun: Shit, it's engaged!
Ed: How about an ambulance?
Shaun: It's engaged, Ed.
Ed: A fire engine?
Shaun: It's one number, Ed, and
it's busy! Okay? What you want a fire
engine for, anyway?
Ed: Anything with flashing lights,
It's just that with Ed here, it's no
wonder I always bring my flatmates out,
and then that only exacerbates things.
Shaun: What you mean?
Liz: Well, you guys hardly get on,
Shaun: No... what does
jukebox begins playing Queen's
"Don't Stop Me Now" while the
zombie Pub owner attacks the group]
Shaun: Who the hell put this on?
Ed: It's on random.
Liz: For fuck's sake!
You still haven't met his mum?
Shaun: Not yet!
Dianne: Don't you get on with your
Shaun: It's not that I don't get
on with her....
David: Are you ashamed of your
Shaun: No! I love my mum!
Ed: I love his mum too.
Ed: [singing] She's like
is surprised to see that Liz has a pack
Liz: You left them at my place.
Shaun: Yeah, in the bin!
Liz: I was desperate.
Shaun: Sneaky monkey...
[repeated] I got nothing.
pulls the car over after doing a couple
Ed: Whoa, mama!
Shaun: Christ! What the hell do
you think you're doing?
Ed: Chill out. Everyone's all
Shaun: Stop telling me to chill
and Ed pull up to Barbara's house and
sees Philip's Jaguar in the driveway]
Ed: Oh! Hello! Who's a pretty boy,
Ed: You didn't tell me Barbara had
a Jag. I've always wanted to drive one of
Shaun: Yeah, well, it's Philip's,
okay? He won't let anybody near it.
Honestly, I put half a Mars bar in the
glove box once and he chased me around
the garden with a bit of wood.
Ed: Fuck. It's gorgeous.
Goddard: ["I Married A
Zombie" sketch] Do you go to bed
It's not hip-hop, it's electro. Prick.
Next time I see him, he's dead.
We're in a pub! What're we going to do
Ed: Get a round in?
David, kill the Queen!
Shaun: The jukebox!
is channel hopping]
[Channel 4 News]
Krishnan Guru-Murthy: Though no
one official is prepared to comment,
religious groups are calling it Judgement
[VH1, playing "Panic" by The
Morrissey: ...Panic on the streets
Newsreader: ...as an increasing
number of reports of...
Commentator: ...serious attacks
[Channel Five News]
Newsreader: ...people, who are
[Nature documentary, leopards eating a
Narrator: ...eaten alive.
Jeremy Thompson: Witnesses'
reports at best are sketchy, but one
unifying detail seems to be that the
attackers in many instances appear to
Vernon Kaye: ...dead excited to
have with us here a sensational chart
Big Al says so.
Shaun: Yeah, but Big Al says dogs
can't look up!
It's been a funny sort of day, hasn't it?
Various: You've got red on you.
You hang out with my friends? Sorry, a
failed actress and a twat?
Shaun: Well, that's a bit harsh.
Liz: Your words, Shaun!
Shaun: I did NOT call Dianne a
Ed: Why don't we just go up?
Shaun: No, don't go up there!
Ed: Why not?
Shaun: Because A, he might be one
of them, and B, he might still be
annoyed. Pete? Maybe he went into work.
Ed: Well, how come he didn't
drive? His keys are still here.
Shaun: Well, maybe he got a lift;
he said he wasn't feeling very well.
Ed: OI, PRICK!
[There is a pause]
Shaun, Ed: [together] He's
and Ed back up to the body of a man
they've just hit and Shaun rolls down his
Shaun: Are you all right?
Ed: Come on, let's just go.
Ed: He's going to be dead either
Shaun: Ed, that's not the point!
[the body rises and moans, zombified,
at Shaun and Ed]
Shaun: Oh, well, thank God for
Liz: It'd be nice if we could...
Liz: ...spend a bit more time
Liz: ...just the two of us...
Ed: Cock it!
[David is pointing a gun at Barbara
and Shaun is trying to stop him] CAN
WE PLEASE... JUST CALM... THE FUCK...
He's a laugh, alright?
Pete: What, because he can
impersonate an orangutan?
You gonna thank me then?
Shaun: For what?
Ed: Tidying up!
Shaun: Doesn't look that tidy.
Ed: Well, I had a few beers when I
What are we going to eat?
David: Great. Saved by nibbles.
Shaun gets shouted at by Liz]
David: Basically, I'd say your
nine lives are up, Shaun
Shaun: Get fucked, four eyes! Why
don't you go out with her if you love her
David: Well, I don't know what he
meant by that.
As Mr. Sloan always says, there is no
"I" in team, but there is an
"I" in pie. And there's an
"I" in meat pie. Meat is the
anagram of team.... I don't know what he
was talking about.
If you get cornered...
[hits himself on head with cricket bat]
Shaun: ...bash 'em in the head,
that seems to work. Ow.
Mum, look, what would you say if I told
you that over the years Philip's been
quite unkind to me?
Barbara: Well you weren't always
the easiest person to live with.
Shaun: Mum, he chased me around
the garden with a bit of wood!
Barbara: Well you did call him a
Shaun: Oh what, did he tell you
Barbara: Yes he did.
Shaun: Sorry mother... mum!
My, how you've grown!
Ed: Yeah, you'd better believe it.
Well... is it clear?
Liz: How many?
[pan up to show a horde of zombies
behind the fence]
Phillip has been bitten]
Philip: You didn't call the
doctor, did you?
Barbara: Well, I thought we ought
to be on the safe side.
Philip: I'm quite all right,
Barbara, I ran it under a cold tap.
Barbara: I really think...
Philip: We had our jabs when we
went to the Isle of Wight. It's a bunch
of overblown nonsense, a bunch of drug
nuts running wild.
killing Pete, who's attacking Ed]
Shaun: I said, "Leave him
You're the one that's gone from being a
chartered accountant to Charlton Heston!
David: I'm not a chartered
Shaun: Well, you look like one!
David: I'm a lecturer.
Shaun: You're a twat!
Do you want your messages?
Ed: Well, your mum rang about you
going around tomorrow night, and then Liz
rang about the two of you eating out
tonight, and then your mum rang back to
see if I wanted to eat her out tonight.
Yvonne: Shaun! How are you doing?
John: Last orders, please!
Videogame Voice: Player two has
entered the game.
[Ed tries to bite Shaun]
Voice: [as Shaun sits down next to
Ed who's playing a videogame and presses
a button on the joypad] Player 2 has
entered the game.
Ed: Don't you have work?
Videogame Voice: [Shaun presses
a button again and gets up] Player 2
has left the game.
Would anyone like... a peanut?
Daffs is always taking me to see these
little buildings, and I'm always dragging
him to the theatre.
All right, I've got a car outside, but
it's going to be a bit cramped, so has
anyone got transport?
Dianne: Yes, yes!
Shaun: Great, where?
Dianne: Oh? No, well I passed my
[while disguised as a zombie, his
[others look horrified]
Ed: Two seconds!
[he chats on his phone until Shaun
knocks it out of his hand]
Ed: Oi! What are you doing?
Shaun: [shouts] What am I
doing? What are you doing, you stupid
Ed: Fuck off!
Shaun: [shouts] You fuck
off! Fuck fucking off! I've spent my
whole life sticking my neck out for you
and all you ever do is fuck things up!
Fuck things up and make me look stupid!
Well, I'm not going to let it happen any
more. OK? Not today!
[sees the hundreds of zombies staring
Ed: Two seconds!
[after him and shawn leave the pub,
and see two people necking] Hey, luv!
[calls to woman]
Ed: Haven't had your tea yet?
[as him and Shawn turn away laughing,
man's head falls off his shoulders]
[looking behind Ed's shoulder at the
old woman in the pub] All right, what
about her, then?
Ed: [looking back at her, then
to Shaun] Ooooooh...cockacidal
maniac. Ex-porn star. She's done it all.
They say she starred in the world's first
interracial hardcore loop....
[moves his hands to indicate sex]
Ed: Café au lait...
[points at Shaun]
Ed: ...pour vous!
[to a girl in the garden] Excuse
Shaun: Excuse me?
Ed: [picks up a pebble and
throws it off her back] Oi!
[girl turns round, a zombie]
Shaun: Oh, my God! She's so drunk!
I'm sorry, Shaun.
Shaun: It's OK.
Ed: No, I'm *sorry*, Shaun.
[smells Ed's fart]
Shaun: Oh, God, that's rotten!
Ed: I'll stop doing them when you
Shaun: I'm not laughing!
No matter what you might think, okay, I
do not find it difficult to keep my work
and my social life separate.
Worker: Shaun, it's Liz for you.
[hands him the phone]
[getting ready to go to Mum's] I
gotta do a wee first.
Goodbye, Ed. Love you.
Shaun: I love you too, Ed.
See? You don't need Liz to have a good
Shaun: Oh, don't, man.
Ed: No! Go ahead, look at me. Can
I just say one more thing? I'm not gonna
say, you know, there's plenty more fish
in the sea. I'm not going to say if you
love her, let her go. And I'm not going
to bombard you with clichés. But what I
will say is this?
Ed: It's not the end of the world.
[repeated Line] Oh, my God! Shaun!
As Bertrand Russell once said, "The
only thing that will redeem mankind is
cooperation." I think we can all
appreciate the relevance of that now.
Liz: Was that on a beer mat?
Shaun: Yeah, it was Guinness Extra
Liz: I won't say anything.