February 7th 2019: Shaun of the Dead

This film was arguably my introduction to a higher form of humour. British wit soon trumped the usual slapstick humour I was used to as a young man. Simon Pegg and Nick Frost were also thrust into my awareness. Throw in a shed load of zombies and you have yourself a near perfect horror comedy.

The first in the now legendary three flavour Cornetto trilogy. Shaun of the Dead is funny, dramatic and often quite scary. It felt like a direct reaction to the swell of bad Sandler and Ferrel comedies that were defining comedy films at the time. You can’t go far wrong with Edger Wright, his work with Pegg and Frost still stands as his best, particularly Spaced and Shaun, let’s just hope they add some more flavours to this series in the near future.

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