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Shaun of the Dead

UK film poster for Shaun of the Dead
Directed by Edgar Wright
Produced by Nira Park
Written by Simon Pegg
Edgar Wright
Starring Simon Pegg
Kate Ashfield
Nick Frost
Lucy Davis
Dylan Moran
Distributed by Flag of Earth United International Pictures
Flag of the United States Rogue Pictures
Release date(s) Flag of the United Kingdom April 9, 2004
Flag of the United States September 24, 2004
Running time 95 min.
Country Flag of the United Kingdom United Kingdom
Language English
Budget UK £4 million (est.)[1][2]
All Movie Guide profile
IMDb profile

Shaun of the Dead is a zombie-themed romantic comedy (or "rom zom com" as it dubs itself) or zombie comedy released in 2004. It was written by Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright, directed by Edgar Wright, and stars Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. It was a critical and commercial success in both the United Kingdom and the United States. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (505x755, 88 KB)Shaun of the Dead poster This is a copyrighted poster. ... Edgar Wright at Comic Con in San Diego Edgar Wright (born 18 April 1974 in Poole, Dorset) is an English film and television director. ... Nira Park has produced such British comedies as: The Glam Metal Detectives in 1995 Sitcom Weekend Spoofs in 1997 You Are Here in 1998 Spaced in 1999 Black Books in 2000 Captain V in 2002 ... Simon John Pegg (born 14 February 1970 in Gloucester) is an English comedian, writer and film and television actor. ... Edgar Wright at Comic Con in San Diego Edgar Wright (born 18 April 1974 in Poole, Dorset) is an English film and television director. ... Simon John Pegg (born 14 February 1970 in Gloucester) is an English comedian, writer and film and television actor. ... Kate Ashfield (born 1972) is an award-winning English actress best-known for co-starring in the 2004 movie Shaun of the Dead. ... Nicholas John Frost (born March 28, 1972 in Romford) is an English actor and comedian famous for his work with Simon Pegg. ... Lucy Davis (born 2 January 1973) is an English actress. ... Dylan Moran (born November 3, 1971) is a good (but not great) Irish comedian, actor and writer. ... Download high resolution version (1085x724, 102 KB)Earth flag created solely from public domain sources and released into the public domain by Derrick Coetzee. ... United International Pictures (UIP) is a joint venture of Paramount Pictures (owned by Viacom) and Universal Studios (owned by NBC Universal), to distribute some of the two studios films outside United States (including territories) and Canada. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Rogue Pictures is a division of Focus Features, the specialty film division of Universal Studios, which is a division of NBC Universal. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom. ... is the 99th day of the year (100th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... is the 267th day of the year (268th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... A group of actors portraying zombies in a film A zombie or zombi is an animated human body devoid of a soul. ... A romantic comedy may be a film or novel, presenting a story about romance in a comedic style. ... The zombie comedy, also called zomedy (portmanteau), is an emerging film genre. ... The year 2004 in film involved some significant events. ... Simon John Pegg (born 14 February 1970 in Gloucester) is an English comedian, writer and film and television actor. ... Edgar Wright at Comic Con in San Diego Edgar Wright (born 18 April 1974 in Poole, Dorset) is an English film and television director. ... Simon John Pegg (born 14 February 1970 in Gloucester) is an English comedian, writer and film and television actor. ... Nicholas John Frost (born March 28, 1972 in Romford) is an English actor and comedian famous for his work with Simon Pegg. ...


The plot focuses on Shaun, an unmotivated young man who is attempting to get some kind of focus in his life as he reconciles with his ex-girlfriend and settles his various issues with his mother and stepfather. At the same time he has to cope with an apocalyptic uprising of zombies that is causing society to collapse. For other uses see Zombie (disambiguation) A zombie is a kind of undead, or figuratively, a very apathetic person. ...

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Plot

Ed and Shaun.

Shaun is an appliance salesman who is going nowhere in life; he follows a mundane routine, and his girlfriend Liz is dissatisfied with their relationship, primarily because it revolves around going to "The Winchester", Shaun's favourite pub. He also has issues with his beloved mother Barbara, his hated stepfather Phillip, his increasingly unhappy flatmate Pete, and a dissatisfying job where his younger co-workers show him no respect. Following a broken promise to do something special for their anniversary, Liz dumps Shaun. Shaun then decides to drown his sorrows at the pub with his other flatmate Ed, his loyal best friend. After a night of drinking, he has an epiphany and resolves to sort his life out. Image File history File links Shaun-of-the-Dead_screenshot_2. ... Image File history File links Shaun-of-the-Dead_screenshot_2. ... This article is about a feeling, for other meanings see epiphany (disambiguation). ...


Unfortunately, this revelation comes at the same time that London is swamped with an uprising of the undead, who are beginning to attack and devour the living. Shaun comes to realise the gravity of the situation after having a close shave with a zombie he assumed to be a drunk in his garden. Shaun (along with Ed) proceed to rescue his loved ones from the epidemic. Shaun and Ed decide to take Liz, along with Barbara, Phillip, and Liz's friends David and Dianne, to the Winchester to ride out the plague.


During their journey to the pub, Philip is mortally wounded and delivers a heart-rending speech about being a father to Shaun before turning into a zombie, forcing the group to abandon him, and their car, going the rest of the way on foot. The remaining group find the Winchester besieged by the undead, but Shaun manages to draw the zombies away while the others barricade themselves inside. Shaun returns to the pub thinking that he gave the zombies the slip, but the zombies had in fact followed him, and soon break in. Barbara is shot by Shaun after becoming a zombie, David is torn apart and eaten, Dianne charges outside in a vain attempt to save David, Ed decides to stay behind after being bitten (for the sake of his friends), and Shaun has a final confrontation with a zombified Pete. Shaun and Liz, who have reconciled over the course of the day, survive and are saved by the British Army.


Six months after the zombie outbreak, society has returned to normal, and zombies have now become a part of everyday life, being used as cheap labour and game show participants. Shaun and Liz move in together — along with Ed, now a zombie, who secretly 'lives' in the garden shed. The movie ends with Shaun and 'zombified' Ed, playing a game of Timesplitters 2


Cast

Dianne, Liz, David, Shaun, Barbara, and Ed attempt to pose as zombies.
Actor Role
Simon Pegg Shaun
Kate Ashfield Liz
Nick Frost Ed
Lucy Davis Dianne
Dylan Moran David
Penelope Wilton Barbara
Bill Nighy Philip
Peter Serafinowicz Pete
Jessica Stevenson Yvonne

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Background

U.S. film poster

The movie is notable for the kinetic directorial style used by Wright and its references to other movies, television shows and video games. In this way, it is similar to the British television sitcom Spaced, which both Pegg and Wright worked on (Pegg as co-creator, writer and star, Wright as director). In particular, the movie contains many homages to previous zombie and horror movies, most notably the Dead trilogy of George A. Romero. The name of the film is a play on Romero's Dawn of the Dead. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (505x755, 88 KB)Shaun of the Dead poster This is a copyrighted poster. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (505x755, 88 KB)Shaun of the Dead poster This is a copyrighted poster. ... A sitcom or situation comedy is a genre of comedy performance originally devised for radio but today typically found on television. ... Spaced is a British television situation comedy written by and starring Simon Pegg and Jessica Stevenson, and directed by Edgar Wright. ... Living Dead is a blanket term for various films and series that all originated with the seminal 1968 zombie movie Night of the Living Dead created by George A. Romero and John A. Russo. ... George Andrew Romero (born February 4, 1940) is an American director, writer, editor and actor. ... For the song by Schoolyard Heroes, see The Funeral Sciences Dawn of the Dead (also known as Zombi internationally) is a 1978 American independent zombie horror film. ...


The film was initially inspired by an episode of Spaced, written by Pegg (along with his writing partner and co-star Jessica Stevenson, who also appears in Shaun as Yvonne) and directed by Wright, in which the character of Tim (Pegg), under the influence of amphetamine, the PlayStation video game Resident Evil 2, and twiglets, hallucinates that he's fighting off a zombie invasion. The two men enjoyed making the episode a great deal and, having discovered a mutual appreciation for the Dead trilogy of Romero, decided to write and make their own zombie movie. Spaced was to be a big influence on the making of Shaun, as it was directed by Wright in a similar style, and featured many of the same cast and crew in minor and major roles (as well as Pegg, Wright and Stevenson, Nick Frost — who played Mike in Spaced — has a starring role in Shaun as Ed, and Peter Serafinowicz — Duane Benzie in Spaced — appeared in Shaun as Pete). Spaced is a British television situation comedy written by and starring Simon Pegg and Jessica Stevenson, and directed by Edgar Wright. ... Jessica Stevenson is an English actress and writer, most renowned as one of the creators of the sitcom Spaced. ... Amphetamine or Amfetamine (Alpha-Methyl-PHenEThylAMINE), also known as, beta-phenyl-isopropylamine, and benzedrine, is a prescription stimulant commonly used to treat Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in adults and children. ... The Sony PlayStation ) is a video game console of the 32/64-bit era, first produced by Sony Computer Entertainment in the mid-1990s. ... “Computer and video games” redirects here. ... Resident Evil 2 , Biohazard 2) is a survival horror game by Capcom originally released for the PlayStation in 1998 and the second installment in the Resident Evil series. ... Twiglets are a crunchy savoury snack food shaped like small twigs and flavoured with a substance similar to Marmite. ...


The film is notable for the number of British comedians, comic actors and sitcom stars present in its cast, most prominently from Spaced, Black Books and The Office. As well as the cast members previously mentioned as having appeared in Spaced, Shaun also stars Dylan Moran, well-known as Bernard Black in Black Books, and Lucy Davis, who played Dawn in The Office. In addition to this, cameo appearances are made by Martin Freeman (Tim in The Office), Tamsin Greig (Fran in Black Books, Caroline in Green Wing), Julia Deakin (Marsha in Spaced), Reece Shearsmith (a member of 'The League of Gentlemen') and Matt Lucas (writer/co-star of Little Britain). In addition, the voices of Mark Gatiss ('The League of Gentlemen') and Julia Davis (Nighty Night) can be heard as radio news presenters, as can David Walliams ('Little Britain') who provides the voice of an unseen TV reporter. Many other comics and comic actors appear in extremely brief appearances as zombies, including Rob Brydon, Paul Putner, Pamela Kempthorne (Morticia de'Ath in The Vampires of Bloody Island), Joe Cornish, Peter Kay (Phoenix Nights), Antonia Campbell-Hughes (from the Jack Dee sit com Lead Balloon) and Michael Smiley (Tyres in Spaced). Black Books was a British sitcom broadcast on Channel 4 starring Dylan Moran, Bill Bailey and Tamsin Greig, written by Dylan Moran, Graham Linehan, Arthur Mathews, Kevin Cecil and Andy Riley and produced by Nira Park. ... The Office is a British television comedy series, created, written and directed by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, and first aired in the UK on BBC Two on July 9, 2001. ... Martin Freeman (born September 8, 1971) is an English actor. ... Tamsin Greig is a British actress. ... Caroline Todd is the main character in the British sitcom Green Wing, and is played by Tamsin Greig. ... Green Wing is an award winning British television comedy, set in a hospital. ... Julia Deakin is a British actress, born in Lincolnshire. ... Reece Shearsmith (born 27 August 1969 in Hull) is a British comedy performer and writer. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Matthew Richard Lucas (born March 5, 1974) is an English comedy actor. ... Little Britain is a character-based sketch show first appearing on BBC radio and then television. ... Mark Gatiss (born October 17, 1966) is an English actor and writer. ... Julia Davis (born 1966) is an English comedy writer and performer. ... Nighty Night is a BBC Television comedy/drama with a black edge to its humour; the first series was shown on BBC Three and later BBC Two from January 2004. ... David Walliams (born David Williams, August 20, 1971) is an English comedy actor, best known for his partnership with Matt Lucas in the sketch show Little Britain. ... Rob Brydon (born Robert Brydon Jones, May 3, 1965, Baglan, Port Talbot) is a Welsh actor, comedian and impressionist most famous for his role as Keith Barret in the BBC comedy Marion and Geoff and The Keith Barret Show. ... Paul Putner is an English comedian and actor. ... Joe Cornish (born December 20, 1968) is an English comedian who, along with his professional partner Adam Buxton, is half of the comedy duo Adam and Joe. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The full cast from series one Peter Kays Phoenix Nights is a British sitcom about The Phoenix Club, a working mens club in the northern English town of Bolton, Lancashire. ... Antonia Campbell Hughes , born October 1978, is an actress of English and Irish descent. ... Jack Dee (born September 24, 1962) is an English stand-up comedian, actor and writer known for his sardonic, deadpan style. ... Lead Balloon is a British television sitcom, similar in style and subject matter to Larry Davids Curb Your Enthusiasm. ...


The production was filmed entirely in London, primarily at Ealing Studios, and involved production companies Working Title Films and StudioCanal. An early working title was Tea Time of the Dead, as was Dwight of the Living Dead. Zombie extras were mainly fans of Spaced (who responded to a casting call organized through the Spaced fan website 'Spaced Out') or local residents who, curious at what was happening, asked if they could take part. This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... Ealing Studios, a television and film production company and facilities provider at Ealing Green in West London, claims to be the oldest film studio in the world. ... Current company logo, introduced in 1999. ... StudioCanal (aka Le Studio Canal, Canal Plus, Canal + Distribution, and Canal+ Image S.A.), is a French-based production and distribution company that owns the third-largest film library in the world. ...


Reception

Shaun of the Dead was released on April 9, 2004 in the United Kingdom and September 24, 2004 in the United States. is the 99th day of the year (100th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 267th day of the year (268th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The film proved both a commercial and critical success. In its opening weekend in the U.S., Shaun earned $3.3M, taking 8th place at the box office despite a limited release to only 607 theatres (compared to the usual 2000-3000 for other top 10 entries). In the UK it took in £1.6M at 307 cinemas on its opening weekend and netted £6.4M by mid-May. The film has earned $30 million worldwide in box office receipts since its release.


Critical reaction was largely positive, with the movie receiving a score of 89% at the comparative review website Rotten Tomatoes (with a Cream Of The Crop score of 94%) and a score of 76 out of 100 at Metacritic.[3][4] In 2004 the magazine Total Film named Shaun of the Dead the 49th greatest British film of all time. In 2005, it was rated as the 3rd greatest comedy film of all time in a Channel 4 poll.[5] Horror novelist Stephen King described the movie as "...a '10' on the fun meter and destined to be a cult classic..."[6]. With positive reviews, the film has acquired a certain cult following among audiences, especially those who were fans of Pegg and Wright's work before the film was released.[7] This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Metacritic is a website that collates reviews of music albums, games, movies, TV shows, DVDs and books. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Total Film, published by Future Publishing, is the United Kingdoms second best-selling film magazine, after the longer-established Empire from Emap. ... Channel 4 is a public-service British television station, broadcast to all areas of the United Kingdom (and also the Republic of Ireland), which began transmissions in 1982. ... Stephen Edwin King (born September 21, 1947) is an American author of over 200 stories including over 50 bestselling horror novels. ... This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Pegg and Wright also scripted a one-off tie-in comic strip for the British comic magazine 2000AD entitled "There's Something About Mary". Set the day before the zombie outbreak as depicted in the film, the strip follows and expands on the character of Mary, the first zombie whom Shaun and Ed encounter (discounting the shadowy figure they were unaware was a zombie, the previous night,) and details how she became a zombie. It features expanded appearances from many of the minor or background characters who appear in the film. The strip was made available on the DVD release of Shaun. (Redirected from 2000AD) Note: This is an article about the British comic book 2000 AD, rather than the year 2000 2000 AD logo 2000 AD is a weekly British science fiction oriented comic. ... Shaun of the Dead has had a number of comic adaptations. ...


George A. Romero was so impressed with Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright's work that he asked them to appear in cameo roles in Land of the Dead, the fourth part of his "Dead" series. Pegg and Wright insisted on being zombies rather than the slightly more noticeable roles that were originally offered (as revealed in a DVD interview). This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


In 2006, the National Entertainment Collectibles Association announced that they would be producing action figures based on the film as part of their Cult Classics line that features fan favorite characters from various genre films. NECA. The National Entertainment Collectibles Association or NECA is an American manufacturer of collectibles typically licensed from films, sports, music and television based out of New Jersey. ...


Upper Deck Entertainment released a card for the popular World of Warcraft Trading Card Game in 2007, an ally named "Shawn of the Dead"[8], with the power of bringing back allies from the enemy graveyard. Upper Deck Company, LLC (colloquially as Upper Deck, Upper Deck Authenticated, Ltd. ... The World of Warcraft Trading Card Game is a collectible trading card game based on Blizzard Entertainments MMORPG, World of Warcraft. ...


Cultural references

As with Spaced, in keeping with Pegg and Wright's adoration of the horror genre and specific films within that genre, as well as popular culture in general, there are many in-jokes and references to other films, television programs and pop-culture artifacts. These take the form of character names, scenes, snippets of dialogue and background materials, and are made both overtly (such as David's death scene in Shaun, which reflects the similar death of Rhodes in Day of the Dead, and the use of the phrase "We're coming to get you, Barbara!") or in a more subtle fashion (such as 'Foree Electronics', Shaun's workplace, being a reference to Ken Foree, a star of Dawn of the Dead). Kentotis Alvin Foree (born February 29, 1948) is an American actor. ...


Prominent are many references to George A. Romero's earlier Dead movies (Night, Dawn and Day of the Dead, with Dawn in particular being referenced). In particular, the plot of Shaun relates directly to the plots of many of Romero's zombie movies — all of which involve several people trapped in a building, with flesh-eating zombies attempting to break in to devour them, without a direct explanation (or numerous conflicting explanations) for the cause of the zombie plague. The title Shaun of the Dead is also both an obvious parody of and homage to the title Dawn of the Dead. Numerous lines, scenes and background details also directly refer to the Romero movies, including the music playing under the Universal logo, which is the synthesizer soundtrack to Dawn of the Dead. George Andrew Romero (born February 4, 1940) is an American director, writer, editor and actor. ... Night of the Living Dead is a 1968 black-and-white independent horror film directed by George A. Romero. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Day of the Dead (1985) is a horror film by director George A. Romero, and the third of four movies. ...


Other than Romero's work, many other references to horror movies (particularly zombie movies) are made, such as Ash, the main character of the The Evil Dead series, 28 Days Later and the movies of horror directors Lucio Fulci and John Carpenter. More diversely, references to Blade, The Deer Hunter, Reservoir Dogs, the films of James Cameron and the Star Wars trilogy can be found. Several references to video games involving zombies, including Resident Evil, TimeSplitters 2 and Zombies Ate My Neighbors, are also present. Ashley J. Ash Williams (Ashly in the original Evil Dead script) is the fictional protagonist in the Evil Dead horror film franchise, played by Bruce Campbell, and created by director Sam Raimi. ... For other uses, see The Evil Dead (disambiguation). ... 28 Days Later is a 2002 British post-apocalyptic science fiction horror film directed by Danny Boyle and starring Cillian Murphy, Naomie Harris and Christopher Eccleston. ... German gore director Andreas Schnaas (left) and the late Lucio Fulci (right) at the 1994 Eurofest, London, England Lucio Fulci (June 17, 1927 - March 13, 1996) was an Italian film director, screenwriter, and actor. ... John Howard Carpenter (born January 16, 1948) is an American film director, screenwriter, producer, film score composer and occasional actor. ... Blade (Eric Brooks) is a fictional superhero. ... For other uses, see Deer Hunter. ... For the video game based on the film, see Reservoir Dogs (video game). ... James Francis Cameron (born August 16, 1954) is a three-time Academy Award winning director, producer and screenwriter. ... Star Wars is an epic space opera saga and a fictional universe initially developed by George Lucas during the 1970s and expanded since that time. ... Resident Evil (known in Japan as Biohazard )) is a media franchise consisting of a survival horror video games series, comic books, novelizations, two Hollywood motion pictures (with a third under production), and a variety of collectibles, including action figures, game guides and publications. ... TimeSplitters 2 is a first-person shooter video game that is available for the PlayStation 2, Xbox, and Nintendo GameCube game consoles. ... Zombies Ate My Neighbors is a run and gun video game for the Super NES and Sega Mega Drive/Sega Genesis platforms. ...


Also, amongst the news broadcasts at the end of the film, one can hear the newscaster make a reference to the "Rage Virus" and being "bitten by rage infected monkeys", references to 28 Days Later. 28 Days Later is a 2002 British post-apocalyptic science fiction horror film directed by Danny Boyle and starring Cillian Murphy, Naomie Harris and Christopher Eccleston. ...


Soundtrack

Shaun of the Dead: Music from the Motion Picture
Soundtrack by various artists
Released Flag of the United Kingdom April 12, 2004
Flag of Canada October 4, 2005
Flag of the United States October 4, 2005
Genre Rock
Alternative rock
Ska
Label Universal International
Professional reviews
Edgar Wright film soundtrack chronology
Shaun of the Dead
(2004)
Hot Fuzz
(2007)

The film's score by Pete Woodhead and Daniel Mudford is a pastiche of Italian zombie film soundtracks by artists like Goblin and Fabio Frizzi. In film formats, the soundtrack is the physical area of the film which records the synchronized sound. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom. ... is the 102nd day of the year (103rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... is the 277th day of the year (278th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... is the 277th day of the year (278th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... For other uses, see Rock music (disambiguation). ... Alternative rock (also called alternative music or simply alternative; known primarily in the UK as indie) is a genre of rock music that emerged in the 1980s and became widely popular in the 1990s. ... Ska (pron. ... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Universal Music Group (UMG) is the largest business group and family of record labels in the recording industry. ... The All Music Guide (AMG) is a metadata database about music, owned by All Media Guide. ... Image File history File links 4_stars. ... Edgar Wright at Comic Con in San Diego Edgar Wright (born 18 April 1974 in Poole, Dorset) is an English film and television director. ... The soundtrack was released February 22, 2007 in the UK, and April 17, 2007 in Canada and the USA. The UK (and EU) release includes eight tracks not on the US/Canada version. ... Goblin are an Italian progressive rock band who are known for their soundtracks on Dario Argento films (e. ... Fabio Frizzi (July 2, 1951 - ) is an Italian composer. ...


A short clip of the music video to The Smiths' single "Panic" is shown in the movie, where the line "Panic on the streets of London" is heard while Shaun is flicking through TV channels. Also the song "Don't Stop Me Now" by Queen is heard in a scene at the pub where Shaun, Liz, and Ed beat the owner of the pub. Additionally, "Kernkraft 400" by Zombie Nation is heard during one scene while Shaun is on a bus. The Smiths were an English rock group active from 1982 to 1987. ... This article refers to the song by british band The Smiths. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... Dont Stop Me Now ( ) is a 1979 hit single by Queen, from their 1978 album Jazz. ... Queen are an English rock band formed in 1970 in London by guitarist Brian May, singer Freddie Mercury and drummer Roger Taylor, with bassist John Deacon joining the following year. ... Zombie Nation is a German techno and electro project of the Munich based DJ and producer Florian Senfter (aka Splank!). Until 1999 Emanuel Guenther (aka Mooner) was also involved in the project. ...


On the soundtrack album, dialogue from the film is embedded within the music tracks.


Track listing

  1. "Figment"
  2. "The Blue Wrath" (I Monster)
  3. "Mister Mental" (Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster)
  4. "Meltdown" (Ash)
  5. "Don't Stop Me Now" (Queen)
  6. "White Lines (Don't Do It)" (Grandmaster Flash, Melle Mel and The Furious Five)
  7. "Hip Hop, Be Bop (Don't Stop)" (Man Parrish)
  8. "Zombie Creeping Flesh"
  9. "Goblin Zombi"/"Kernkraft 400 (Osymyso Mix)" (Zombie Nation)
  10. "Fizzy Legs"
  11. "Soft" (Lemon Jelly)
  12. "Death Bivouac"
  13. "The Gonk (Kid Koala Remix)" (The Noveltones)
  14. "Envy the Dead"
  15. "Ghost Town" (The Specials)
  16. "Blood in Three Flavours"
  17. "Panic" (The Smiths)
  18. "Everybody's Happy Nowadays" (Ash featuring Chris Martin)
  19. "You're My Best Friend" (Queen)
  20. "You've Got Red on You/Shaun of the Dead Suite"
  21. "Normality"
  22. "Fundead"

I Monster are a British electronic music group comprising Dean Honer and Jarrod Gosling. ... Mister Mental is the first single on British psychobilly band The Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disasters second album The Royal Society. ... The Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster (often referred to as just Eighties Matchbox) are a psychobilly band from Brighton, England, formed in 1999. ... Meltdown is an album by Ash, which was initially released on May 17, 2004 through Infectious Records. ... Ash are an alternative rock band that formed in Downpatrick (Northern Ireland) in 1992. ... Dont Stop Me Now ( ) is a 1979 hit single by Queen, from their 1978 album Jazz. ... Queen are an English rock band formed in 1970 in London by guitarist Brian May, singer Freddie Mercury and drummer Roger Taylor, with bassist John Deacon joining the following year. ... It has been suggested that White Lines (Duran Duran song) be merged into this article or section. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Melle Mel (born Melvin Glover on May 15, 1962 in Bronx, New York ) is a hip-hop musician, one of the pioneers of old school hip hop as a lyricist & as lead rapper of Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five. ... Grandmaster Flash (born Joseph Saddler on January 1, 1958 in Barbados) is a hip hop musician and DJ; one of the pioneers of hip-hop DJing, cutting, and mixing. ... // Man Parrish Man Parrish (full name Manuel Joseph Parrish, born May 6th 1958, Brooklyn, New York) Man Parrish (full name Manuel Joseph Parrish, born May 6, 1958) is considerd to be a pioneering electronic music producer and performer. ... Osymyso is a musician from the United Kingdom who specializes in the bastard pop genre. ... Zombie Nation is a German techno and electro project of the Munich based DJ and producer Florian Senfter (aka Splank!). Until 1999 Emanuel Guenther (aka Mooner) was also involved in the project. ... Soft/Rock is a single released by Lemon Jelly on 21 June 2001. ... Lemon Jelly is a musical collaboration between Nick Franglen and Fred Deakin. ... Eric San (born 1974 in Vancouver, Canada), who records under the name Kid Koala, is a Montreal, Quebec based DJ and turntablist. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... This article refers to the song by british band The Smiths. ... The Smiths were an English rock group active from 1982 to 1987. ... Ash are an alternative rock band that formed in Downpatrick (Northern Ireland) in 1992. ... This article is about the Coldplay musician. ... Buzzcocks are an English punk rock band formed in Manchester in 1975, led by singer/songwriter/guitarist Pete Shelley for nearly their entire existence. ... Youre My Best Friend is a song penned by John Deacon and performed by Queen. ... Queen are an English rock band formed in 1970 in London by guitarist Brian May, singer Freddie Mercury and drummer Roger Taylor, with bassist John Deacon joining the following year. ...

See also

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  2. ^ Interview with film's stars. EchoOnline. Retrieved on 2007-04-16.
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  5. ^ 50 Greatest Comedy Films. Channel 4. Retrieved on 2007-04-16.
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  7. ^ Shaun of the Dead, A Romantic Comedy. With Zombies.. The MovieHamlet. Retrieved on 2007-06-06.
  8. ^ Shawn of the Dead Card Preview. UpperDeck.com. Retrieved on 2007-07-15.

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