"Shaun of the Dead"

Just when I think you Brits are totally useless and I am about to throw away my ARRSE membership card, you restore my faith. It kills me to say that a bunch of Brits made one of the funniest movies ever. Well worth a couple of hours to watch.

"Kill the Queen!"


"The jukebox, you git!" :D


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Someone just woken you up for your annual bath Corpse ?
Pedantic moment now

The pub in the film, The Winchester, was in fact by match day local, The Duke of Albany. It was such a shiite hole they had to do the places exterior UP for the movie. The window broken in the film was actually broken and they didn't have permission to do it from the landlord and had to pay for a replacement, however the crafty sod pocketed the money and it stayed boarded up for months.

Unfortunatly like so many pubs in south london it has recently closed to be turned into flats, it may of been a shiiitehole but it was our shiitehole and i will never forget my time there

Duke of Albany RIP :( :( :( :(
The best joke in there, apart from the running-homage-to-Romero spotterism, is the bit where two teams of survivors bump into each other in the zombie-infested urban nightmare of Crouch End. The bird from "Spaced" is there if you look.

They see each other, realise that the other side aren't zombies, say a sort of slightly embarrassed "oh, hiya" then move on as if they're in Waitrose. It's a very, very English gag.

I like two bits.........

Ed in the pub at the start: can I get any of you cnuts a drink" it was a timing thing,


Shaun and Ed wake up with hangovers with ed asleep on the sofa.......

Shaun..... "want anything from the shop? ", " ed looks up through one eye " Cornetto"

'I've got a splitting headache, and your stupid hiphop isn't helping!'
'It isn't hiphop... it's electro'

'Which do you want, girl or bloke?'
'Errrr, the first one'

'Is everything alright?'
'Yeah it's fine, but we may have to kill my stepdad'
'oh ok'

'Why are we going to liz's?'
'Because we do'
'But she dumped you!'
'I have to make sure she's alright'
'Because I love her!'
Yes, it's also very funny, but you'll find yourself saying "Look, it's that bloke from............." all the way through the film.
Very good film but don't expect and all out comedy, there are some very sad and serious moments in it

I loved the film becuase its probably a "true" depiction on what would really happen if you woke up to find zombies everywhere in the UK , whereas in the original Dead movies set in the US where, it seems, guns are in ready supply, here you make do with frying pans and cricket bats. It also does a good job at both mocking and celebrating the Zombie film culture. Its full of little homages that may take a few watchs to pick them all up.

Also most of the action was filmed in my local pub (for football matches that is)
The part where they start throwing LP albums made me chuckle.
"Dire Straits"............................ THROWWWWWW!!!!!! lol
It illustrates, the culture i dont think it will do anyhting to explain the culture, to someone outside it.

But if you are British you do become worryingly aware of how crap we really would be in a crisis!
Found this on you tube, its not Shaun of the dead but an episode of Danger 50 000 Volts that Nick Frost did with Simon Pegg, has the feel of the humour and there a little gag about SOTD towards the end

Danger 50,000 Zombies

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