“A romantic comedy... With zombies” The tagline says it all. I’d heard good things about this movie and when I saw the DVD at a rather cheap price at an airport, I thought “well, it might worth giving it a try” and worth it, it was. British cinema, since the nineties, have put forth some really cool films that are bound to be classics. This one ranks among the best of them. Simon Pegg, as Shaun and Nick Frost as Ed are hilarious. Clever observations on the lifestyle of the English, ups and downs of a romantic relationship and zombies snatching the intestines of people out. Basically, it’s a parody of zombie movies, winking here and there to all the zombie fans out there. However, its style of parody is not as 'disturbing' as Scary Movie series' is. It is only a movie that does not take itself too seriously. If I had watched it before I saw Undead, I would have liked it much more than I did. But see both of them if you are into zombie movies and watch out for that cricket bat, we might have a new Ash coming our way.
Macabresque is a blog featuring reviews of Cult, Trash, B, Exploitation, Sci Fi, Horror, Underground films, as well as interviews with people who make them.
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