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Shaun of the Dead




Gene the Barber

Snick the Sidekick

Gordie the Barber



When you mention zombie movies, you're either going to say, "I can't wait to see it" or "You couldn't pay me to see it."

Well, I fit into the I-can't-wait group. This British flick may just be the film to bridge those two groups because it isn't just a zombie movie; it's a pretty good funny movie that just happens to have zombies in it.

This silly spoof ends up being one of the smartest, most emotional, funny, sad, savage, and strange films of its kind.

It's designed to reward repeated viewings.

Zombie movies are not for everyone, not that the plots are too highbrow, but because of the gross-out style needed to dispatch them.

Shaun of the Dead not only captures the horror/ splatter factor of this genre, but also crosses over into subtle British humor.

A hilarious film that might not be everyone's cup of tea.

Shaun of the Dead is a playful take-off or copy of the slow-walking, flesh-eating zombie movies.

Most of the human characters in the film are self-centered and lazy, or just plain goofy.

This British import is a big hit in England.

The picture offers romance, humor, and in my view is one silly, strange flick that has unexpected emotional resonance and surprising depth in the mid-part of the story.

It's crazy, but the live slacker cast made it work for me.

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