History Film / ShaunOfTheDead

21st May '17 10:16:26 AM nombretomado
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-->'''VH1, playing "Panic" by Music/TheSmiths:''' ...Panic on the streets of London...

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-->'''VH1, -->'''Creator/VH1, playing "Panic" by Music/TheSmiths:''' ...Panic on the streets of London...
25th Apr '17 2:17:05 PM Ciara25
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* SocietyMarchesOn: Shaun and Ed decide to hide at the Winchester because it's safe[[note]]For ''now''[[/note]], they know where the exits are[[note]]not that they're likely to survive if they use them[[/note]], and Ed will be allowed to smoke. Perfectly acceptable in 2004, but smoking in pubs (and all other enclosed public spaces) in England has been illegal since 2007.


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* TimeMarchesOn: Shaun and Ed decide to hide at the Winchester because it's safe[[note]]For ''now''[[/note]], they know where the exits are[[note]]not that they're likely to survive if they use them[[/note]], and Ed will be allowed to smoke. Perfectly acceptable in 2004, but smoking in pubs (and all other enclosed public spaces) in England has been illegal since 2007.
4th Mar '17 9:01:41 PM NightShade96
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* ShoutOut: Has [[ShoutOut/ShaunOfTheDead its own page]].
4th Mar '17 6:33:16 PM NightShade96
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* ShoutOut: Many, because [[Creator/SimonPegg Pegg]] is a big zombie film fan. The opening music (over the production bits) is the same as the original ''Film/DawnOfTheDead1978'' and at the end the TV briefly says "...And reports that [[Film/TwentyEightDaysLater the disease was spread by Rage infected monkeys]] have been dismissed as total [[CurseCutShort bo-]]"
** Two other news reports muddy the waters via their own shout outs: one talks about radiation from a downed satellite in reference to ''Film/NightOfTheLivingDead1968'', and another blames GM crops in reference to the agricultural experiments from the obscure Italian flick ''Film/LetSleepingCorpsesLie''.
** Don't forget this paraphrase from the original ''Film/NightOfTheLivingDead1968'':
--->'''Ed:''' ''We're coming to get you, Barbara!''
*** Funnily enough, George Romero himself actually missed this one on his first viewing, as Edgar Wright discovered when he excitedly asked what Romero had thought of the line.
** In addition, their game of choice at the beginning was ''VideoGame/TimeSplitters2''. Free Radical reciprocated by putting some references in ''VideoGame/TimeSplittersFuturePerfect''.
** There's also the rather appropriate use of the first few chords of "Ghost Town", by Music/TheSpecials at the start of the film?
*** And the phone ringtone blaring tinnily when Shaun is on the bus - ''Zombie Nation''.
** The restaurant Shaun is supposed to make a reservation is "Fulci's" in reference to Creator/LucioFulci, an Italian director famous for zombie movies.
** ''Film/DayOfTheDead1985'' is first replicated with [[spoiler:David]] being torn in half by zombies (though he never says "Choke on it!!"), and Shaun and Liz ascend in the freight elevator at the end exactly the same way as the ending of ''Day''.
*** Also, the shot of a half-awake Shaun's shadow entering the screen before we pan up to his face, mirroring the first shot of a zombie in ''Day''.
** "The Gonk" from ''Film/DawnOfTheDead1978'' plays at the end of the credits.
** A subtle shout-out to the ''Franchise/EvilDead'' series after Shaun discovers [[spoiler:Pete zombified in the shower]]: as he backs away in terror, he babbles "We were wondering if you'd like to ''(beat)'' join us?"
** Another subtle ''Franchise/EvilDead'' shout-out appears when Shaun arrives at work and briefly mentions a co-worker named "Ash" who called in sick that day.
** The name of the electronics store where Shaun works is called Foree Electronics, after KenForee, the lead actor from the original ''Film/DawnOfTheDead1978''. The restaurant where Shaun and Liz are supposed to have dinner early in the movie is called Fulci's, after ''Film/{{Zombi 2}}'' director Creator/LucioFulci.
** Shaun closing the mirror to reveal Pete reflected in it references ''Film/AnAmericanWerewolfInLondon''.
** In the scene where Shaun and Ed try to use [=LPs=] as a weapon against a zombie, Ed brings up Music/TheStoneRoses' ''Second Coming'', to which Shaun protests "I like it!". This is a reference to the infamous debate over whether the DarkerAndEdgier NewSoundAlbum ''Second Coming'' is as good an album as the Roses' self-titled debut.
** Every Romero zombie film has included at least one completely nude zombie. ''Pete'' honors that quota.
** Shaun shouting "Reload!" Straight from VideoGame/TheHouseOfTheDead.
** The movie poster itself (as seen at the top of the page) is a reference to the back cover of ''Face the Music'', an album by ElectricLightOrchestra.
4th Mar '17 6:03:55 PM NightShade96
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* BrickJoke:
** Shaun threw the flowers he bought for his mum into the trashcan just outside the Winchester during the first act. They're the first thing to fall out when David dumps it. Shaun's mum picks them up and notices the tag on them, figuring Shaun had bought them for her.
** First Shaun fails at [[BalconyEscape climbing Liz' balcony]], but later during the Zombie Apocalypse, he successfully pulls the stunt.
** Shaun and Ed debating on whether the rifle (a Winchester, natch) at The Winchester is a real gun or not. The owner claims it is, but also claims dogs can't look up. It turns out the rifle ''is'' a real one ''and'' perfectly functional.
--->'''Shaun:''' But dogs ''can'' look up!
** The front door is open, again!
** A more literal one than most:
---> '''Shaun:''' That was the second album I ever bought!
** Player 2 has entered the game.
** We find out near the start that Ed sells a bit of weed every now and again. When someone named Noodle rings up at exactly the wrong time, I wonder what Ed means when he says he's got nothing.
** Shaun puts on his nametag and closes the mirror and sees Pete is behind him. Later on, he removes his nametag and closes the mirror and sees zombie Pete's shadow on the shower curtain.
** Many of the zombies seen individually are shown before they turned earlier in the movie.
** The following conversation between Shaun and Ed takes place twice in the movie, once while Ed is playing video games and once (with roles reversed) while Shaun is shooting actual zombies:
---> '''Shaun''': Top Left...Reload.
---> '''Ed''': I'm on it.
---> '''Shaun''': Nice shot.
---> '''Ed''': Thanks
** Cock it!
** The bungie cord gamshow which Shaun says he doesn't know returns at the end with contestants replaced by zombies.
** All of the other TV shows seen earlier on also come back with zombies.
** I'm going to the shed.
** Shaun: ''I said leave him alone!''
** Fuck-a-doodle-doo!
** Sorry, we're closed.
** There are about a billion more of these. Every time you watch it, theres more.

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* BrickJoke:
** Shaun threw the flowers he bought for his mum into the trashcan just outside the Winchester during the first act. They're the first thing
BrickJoke: Enough to fall out when David dumps it. Shaun's mum picks them up and notices the tag on them, figuring Shaun had bought them for her.
** First Shaun fails at [[BalconyEscape climbing Liz' balcony]], but later during the Zombie Apocalypse, he successfully pulls the stunt.
** Shaun and Ed debating on whether the rifle (a Winchester, natch) at The Winchester is a real gun or not. The owner claims it is, but also claims dogs can't look up. It turns out the rifle ''is'' a real one ''and'' perfectly functional.
--->'''Shaun:''' But dogs ''can'' look up!
** The front door is open, again!
** A more literal one than most:
---> '''Shaun:''' That was the second album I ever bought!
** Player 2 has entered the game.
** We find out near the start that Ed sells a bit of weed every now and again. When someone named Noodle rings up at exactly the wrong time, I wonder what Ed means when he says he's got nothing.
** Shaun puts on his nametag and closes the mirror and sees Pete is behind him. Later on, he removes his nametag and closes the mirror and sees zombie Pete's shadow on the shower curtain.
** Many of the zombies seen individually are shown before they turned earlier in the movie.
** The following conversation between Shaun and Ed takes place twice in the movie, once while Ed is playing video games and once (with roles reversed) while Shaun is shooting actual zombies:
---> '''Shaun''': Top Left...Reload.
---> '''Ed''': I'm on it.
---> '''Shaun''': Nice shot.
---> '''Ed''': Thanks
** Cock it!
** The bungie cord gamshow which Shaun says he doesn't know returns at the end with contestants replaced by zombies.
** All of the other TV shows seen earlier on also come back with zombies.
** I'm going to the shed.
** Shaun: ''I said leave him alone!''
** Fuck-a-doodle-doo!
** Sorry, we're closed.
** There are about a billion more of these. Every time you watch it, theres more.
have [[BrickJoke/ShaunOfTheDead its own page]].
4th Mar '17 6:00:21 PM NightShade96
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* DudeNotFunny: In-universe; Barbara is ''not'' impressed when Shaun tries to turn her against Philip by claiming "he touched me."

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* DudeNotFunny: In-universe; Barbara is ''not'' impressed when Shaun tries to turn her against Philip Phillip by claiming "he touched me."



* FreudianTrio

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* FreudianTrioFreudianTrio:



* GoshDangitToHeck: The DVD includes an extra scene named "Funky Pete" with the swearing removed to show the film on commercial flights, with mixed success: "It's four in the funking morning!"

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* GoshDangitToHeck: GoshDangitToHeck:
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The DVD includes an extra scene named "Funky Pete" with the swearing removed to show the film on commercial flights, with mixed success: "It's four in the funking morning!"



* HeadbuttOfLove: A platonic version between Shaun and Ed before Shaun and Liz make their escape.
* HeelFaceDoorSlam: [[spoiler:David, who was an asshole the entire movie, and is totally unsympathetic to Shaun having to kill his own mother]], is killed rather gruesomely before he gets a chance to apologize. There ''was'' an alternate version of the scene where he's killed just ''after'' he apologizes, but the creators decided it was more shocking if he never redeemed himself. People in the test audiences ''cheered.''

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* HeadbuttOfLove: A platonic version between Shaun and Ed before Shaun [[spoiler:Shaun and Liz make their escape.
escape.]]
* HeelFaceDoorSlam: [[spoiler:David, who was an asshole the entire movie, and is totally unsympathetic to Shaun having to kill his own mother]], is killed rather gruesomely before he gets a chance to apologize. There ''was'' an alternate version of the scene where he's killed just ''after'' he apologizes, but the creators decided it was more shocking if he never redeemed himself. People in the test audiences ''cheered.''''cheered''.



* HoistByHisOwnPetard: [[spoiler: David is killed by the same open window he smashed open unnecessarily to get into the Winchester.]]
* {{Homage}}:
** The Romero and Russo zombie movies, particularly [[spoiler:David's death scene, modeled off the death of [[strike:Captain Rhodes]] Rickles and Torrez in ''Film/DayOfTheDead1985''.]]

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* HoistByHisOwnPetard: [[spoiler: David is killed by the same open window he smashed open unnecessarily to get into the Winchester.]]
* {{Homage}}:
{{Homage}}:
** The Romero and Russo zombie movies, particularly [[spoiler:David's death scene, which is modeled off the death of [[strike:Captain Rhodes]] Rickles and Torrez in ''Film/DayOfTheDead1985''.]]



* InsistentTerminology: It's not hip-hop, it's electro.
** He's not my dad, he's my [[WickedStepmother step-dad]].

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* InsistentTerminology: It's InsistentTerminology:
** "It's
not hip-hop, it's electro.
electro."
** He's "He's not my dad, he's my [[WickedStepmother step-dad]]."



* InspirationalInsult: An angry rant by Pete, the main character's frustrated roommate (even more frustrated than usual after having been unknowingly bitten by a zombie and having his dumb flatmates play records extremely loudly in the wee hours of the morning), ends on "Sort your fucking life out, mate!" The next morning, "Sort your life out" is on Shaun's to-do list, and becomes the film's theme.
* {{Irony}}: After getting sick of constantly going to the Winchester, Liz finally breaks up with Shaun. Cue the apocalypse the next day, and Liz soon finds herself heading to the Winchester with Shaun. Even [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] viciously:

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* InspirationalInsult: An angry rant by Pete, the main character's frustrated roommate (even more frustrated than usual after having been unknowingly bitten by a zombie and having his dumb flatmates play records extremely loudly in the wee hours of the morning), ends on "Sort your fucking life out, mate!" The next morning, "Sort your life out" is on Shaun's to-do list, and it becomes the film's theme.
* {{Irony}}: {{Irony}}:
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After getting sick of constantly going to the Winchester, Liz finally breaks up with Shaun. Cue the apocalypse the next day, and Liz soon finds herself heading to the Winchester with Shaun. Even This is even [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] viciously:



* IronicEcho: Basically the whole first half of the movie foreshadows the second half (after the ZombieApocalypse occurs), ranging from obvious "Next time I see him, he's dead!" to the early scene in The Winchester in which Ed - unwittingly - predicts the events of the entire movie:

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* IronicEcho: IronicEcho:
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Basically the whole first half of the movie foreshadows the second half (after the ZombieApocalypse occurs), ranging from obvious "Next time I see him, he's dead!" to the early scene in The Winchester in which Ed - unwittingly - predicts the events of the entire movie:



* {{Jerkass}}: Ed and David, most notably.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Ed is a biblical pain in the arse, but he's the one who tries to cheer Shaun up when he's dumped and [[spoiler:makes the HeroicSacrifice for him at the end.]]

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* {{Jerkass}}: Ed and David, most notably.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: JerkWithAHeartOfGold:
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Ed is a biblical pain in the arse, but he's the one who tries to cheer Shaun up when he's dumped and [[spoiler:makes the HeroicSacrifice for him at the end.]]



** David, a few times. He's right that Shaun [[IndyPloy hasn't really thought his "plan" through at all]], and that they'll just end up "sitting in the dark eating peanuts". Crowning example is his [[spoiler:preparing to shoot Barbara as she's dying from a zombie bite, saying they have to do something before she revives and tries to kill all of them.]] After a rather heated and tense stand-off, Liz notes that she can understand what David is getting at, but he's still being "a twat" all the same.
** Pete is ''still'' an asshole, but wouldn't ''you'' be pissed if your roommates were constantly leaving the front door open overnight and playing loud music at four in the morning when you had to work? This is arguably ''why'' Pete is an asshole, since he's clearly long gotten sick of both having Ed mooch around the place leeching off them and making it into a tip without contributing anything to the house in turn (except for a little bit of money he gets from selling weed) and to a lesser extent Shaun's weak-willed refusal to grow up a bit and stop enabling Ed. It's telling that Shaun's epiphany comes when Pete confronts him with the implication that he keeps hanging around Ed to feel less like a loser and that he should "sort your fucking life out, mate!"

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** David, a few times. He's right that Shaun [[IndyPloy hasn't really thought his "plan" through at all]], and that they'll just end up "sitting in the dark eating peanuts". Crowning The crowning example is his [[spoiler:preparing to shoot Barbara as she's dying from a zombie bite, saying they have to do something before she revives and tries to kill all of them.]] After a rather heated and tense stand-off, Liz notes that she can understand what David is getting at, but he's still being "a twat" all the same.
** Pete is ''still'' an asshole, but wouldn't ''you'' be pissed if your roommates were constantly leaving the front door open overnight and playing loud music at four in the morning when you had to work? This is arguably ''why'' Pete is an asshole, since he's clearly long gotten sick of both having Ed mooch around the place leeching off them and making it into a tip without contributing anything to the house in turn (except for a little bit of money he gets from selling weed) and to a lesser extent Shaun's weak-willed refusal to grow up a bit and stop enabling Ed. It's telling that Shaun's epiphany comes when Pete confronts him with the implication that he keeps hanging around Ed to feel less like a loser and that he should "sort your [his] fucking life out, mate!"



'''Ed:''' "[[WhyDontYaJustShootHim Why didn't you just shoot him, man?]]"\\
'''Shaun:''' "Ed, for the last time..."\\

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'''Ed:''' "[[WhyDontYaJustShootHim [[WhyDontYaJustShootHim Why didn't you just shoot him, man?]]"\\
man?]]\\
'''Shaun:''' "Ed, Ed, for the last time..."\\\\



'''Ed:''' "[[PrecisionFStrike I fucking knew it]]!"
* JustForPun: Compare ''Dawn of the Dead''. (Wright and Pegg freely admit this is an awful gag, but were too attached to it.)

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'''Ed:''' "[[PrecisionFStrike [[PrecisionFStrike I fucking knew it]]!"
it]]!
* JustForPun: JustForPun:
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Compare ''Dawn of the Dead''. Dead'' (Wright and Pegg freely admit this is an awful gag, but were too attached to it.)



* KarmicDeath: [[spoiler:David]], who's been a useless, annoying twat towards the gang, finally pushes it by goading Shaun after he just had to [[spoiler:kill his own mum]]. Not too long after, he tries to leave the pub and gets ripped apart for his troubles. There's a deleted scene in which he apologizes before he dies, at least.

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* KarmicDeath: KarmicDeath:
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[[spoiler:David]], who's been a useless, [[TheLoad useless]], [[{{Jerkass}} annoying twat twat]] towards the gang, finally pushes it by goading Shaun after he just had to [[spoiler:kill his own mum]]. Not too long after, he tries to leave the pub and gets ripped apart for his troubles. There's a deleted scene in which he apologizes before he dies, at least.



* KillTheOnesYouLove / StakingTheLovedOne: [[spoiler:Shaun is forced to shoot Barbara when she becomes a zombie.]]

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* KillTheOnesYouLove / StakingTheLovedOne: KillTheOnesYouLove: [[spoiler:Shaun is forced to shoot Barbara when she becomes a zombie.]]



* LastStand

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* LastStandLastStand: [[spoiler:At The Winchester. However, Shaun and Liz are saved by the military]].



* MoodWhiplash: The first half of the film is an affectionate parody/pastiche of the zombie genre, but [[spoiler:everything goes to hell in a grocery trolley when Shaun is forced to kill his own infected mother, David is torn limb from limb and eaten by zombies, Dianne disappears, and Ed becomes a Zombie. Fortunately, Shaun and Liz manage to escape by the skin of their teeth, and Dianne is revealed in a DVD extra to have survived.]]

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* MoodWhiplash: MoodWhiplash:
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The first half of the film is an affectionate parody/pastiche of the zombie genre, but [[spoiler:everything goes to hell in a grocery trolley when Shaun is forced to kill his own infected mother, David is torn limb from limb and eaten by zombies, Dianne Diane disappears, and Ed becomes a Zombie. zombie. Fortunately, Shaun and Liz manage to escape by the skin of their teeth, and Dianne Diane is revealed in a DVD extra to have survived.]]



* MythologyGag: "How's that for a slice of fried gold?", refers to a comment frequently made between members of the ''Series/{{Spaced}}'' production team.

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* MythologyGag: MythologyGag:
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"How's that for a slice of fried gold?", gold?" refers to a comment frequently made between members of the ''Series/{{Spaced}}'' production team.



** That ice cream 'Cornetto' also appeared in ''Film/HotFuzz'' as the blue 'Classico' to represent the police force, and because Shaun of The Dead is themed with blood, Shaun bought a strawberry (red) one, making this the first in the 'Cornetto' or 'Blood & Ice Cream' Trilogy. This also relates to the line "Want anything from the shop?" which appears in both films.

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** That ice cream 'Cornetto' also appeared in ''Film/HotFuzz'' as the blue 'Classico' to represent the police force, and because Shaun ''Shaun of The Dead Dead'' is themed with blood, Shaun bought a strawberry (red) one, making this the first in the 'Cornetto' or 'Blood & Ice Cream' Trilogy. This also relates to the line "Want anything from the shop?" which appears in both films.



* NeutralFemale: Completely averted by Liz and Di. When Shaun gets attacked by the zombie in his pyjamas they rush to help; Liz smashes the zombie with some garden furniture to get it off Shaun, while Di finds a pole for Shaun to skewer it with.

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* NeutralFemale: Completely averted by Liz and Di. When Shaun gets attacked by the zombie in his pyjamas pyjamas, they rush to help; Liz smashes the zombie with some garden furniture to get it off Shaun, while Di finds a pole for Shaun to skewer it with.



* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Ed when he unwittingly turns on the loud slot machine and subsequently hits the jackpot; [[SkewedPriorities Alerting the zombies outside The Winchester of the group's presence inside.]]

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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: NiceJobBreakingItHero:
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Ed when he unwittingly turns on the loud slot machine and subsequently hits the jackpot; jackpot, [[SkewedPriorities Alerting alerting the zombies outside The Winchester of the group's presence inside.]]]]
** Diane when she [[spoiler:lets the zombie horde in so that she can rescue what's left of David]].



* RantInducingSlight: After constantly sticking up for Ed and making excuses for his oafishness and stupidity, Shaun finally snaps when Ed answers his cell phone in the middle of a zombie horde, blowing their cover. Made all the more funny because he delivers the rant ''while still in the middle of the zombies,'' who look rather nonplussed.

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* RantInducingSlight: After constantly sticking up for Ed and making excuses for his oafishness and stupidity, Shaun finally snaps when Ed answers his cell phone in ''in the middle of a zombie horde, horde'', blowing their cover. Made all the more funny funnier because he delivers the rant ''while still in the middle of the zombies,'' who look rather nonplussed.



* SkewedPriorities: Ed, who even casually answers a phone call ''[[TooDumbToLive while surrounded by zombies.]]'' And not even to talk to a friend. No, he's selling drugs.

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* SkewedPriorities: Ed, who even casually answers a phone call ''[[TooDumbToLive ''[[WhatAnIdiot while surrounded by zombies.]]'' And not even to talk to a friend. No, he's selling drugs.



* SuspiciouslyAproposMusic: In the pub at the start, just after Shaun has broken up with his girlfriend and the jukebox begins playing "If You Leave Me Now". {{Lampshaded}} as Ed says "Who the hell put this on?" "It's on ''random''." "Oh, for fuck's sake!"
** The same gag is {{Ironic Echo}}ed later on in a spot of SoundtrackDissonance: The jukebox in the pub, now facing an onslaught of zombies, randomly picks Queen's "Don't Stop Me Now".

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* SuspiciouslyAproposMusic: SuspiciouslyAproposMusic:
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In the pub at the start, just after Shaun has broken up with his girlfriend and the jukebox begins playing "If You Leave Me Now". {{Lampshaded}} as Ed says "Who the hell put this on?" "It's on ''random''." "Oh, for fuck's sake!"
** The same gag is {{Ironic Echo}}ed [[IronicEcho echoed]] later on in a spot of SoundtrackDissonance: The jukebox in the pub, now facing an onslaught of zombies, randomly picks Queen's "Don't Stop Me Now".



* TakeThat: The [=LPs=] that Shaun is willing to destroy to fight Mary. Wright and Pegg don't think too much of the ''Batman'' soundtrack, apparently.
** The [[spoiler:final news report after the ZombieApocalypse is ended,]] a reporter says "...and reports that the virus was caused by [[Film/TwentyEightDaysLater rage infected monkeys]] is [[CurseCutShort bull...]]"

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* TakeThat: TakeThat:
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The [=LPs=] that Shaun is willing to destroy to fight Mary. Wright and Pegg don't think too much of the ''Batman'' ''Film/{{Batman}}'' soundtrack, apparently.
** The [[spoiler:final news report after the ZombieApocalypse is ended,]] a reporter says "...and reports that the virus was caused by [[Film/TwentyEightDaysLater rage infected monkeys]] is [[CurseCutShort bull...]]"bull-]]"



** Shaun and Ed discuss which records to throw at two approaching zombies. Justified by the fact that these zombies are REALLY slow.
** The blazing row that Shaun and Ed have after Ed answers his phone in front of a crowd of zombies when they're supposed to be acting like zombies to escape notice - apparently, the zombies are too surprised to attack.

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** Shaun and Ed discuss which records to throw at two approaching zombies. Justified by the fact that these zombies are REALLY ''really'' slow.
** The blazing row that Shaun and Ed have after Ed [[IdiotBall answers his phone in front of a crowd of zombies zombies]] when they're supposed to be acting like zombies to escape notice - apparently, the zombies are too surprised to attack.



** Shaun concludes that he and Ed are safe in the house. Cue: Zombie smashing the glass door.

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** Shaun concludes that he and Ed are safe in the house. Cue: Zombie Cue zombie smashing the glass door.



** The entire human race falls into this at the end. After the Army restored order, someone had the baffling idea to round up the Zombies and use them as a source of cheap labour and entertainment, instead of destroying them! And if that's not bad enough, while they ''do'' take the precaution of putting restraints on them to keep them under control, they completely forget to '''muzzle''' them! Because it's not like Zombies are well known for infecting people by ''biting'', [[SarcasmMode right?]]

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** The entire human race falls into this at the end. After the Army restored order, someone had the baffling idea to round up the Zombies zombies and use them as a source of cheap labour and entertainment, instead of destroying them! And if that's not bad enough, while they ''do'' take the precaution of putting restraints on them to keep them under control, they completely forget to '''muzzle''' them! Because it's not like Zombies zombies are well known well-known for infecting people by ''biting'', [[SarcasmMode right?]]



** [[CloudCuckoolander Shaun's mother]]. What did she ''think'' would happen [[spoiler: opening the door to a zombie?]]

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** [[CloudCuckoolander Shaun's mother]]. What did she ''think'' would happen after [[spoiler: opening the door to a zombie?]]''zombie''?]]



** '''Ed. Repeatedly.''' Exhibit A: The characters need to get past a large horde of zombies and decide to try acting like zombies to go through. As they're almost to safety, Ed's phone begins ringing ''and he answers it and starts cheerfully chatting to his friend, with the zombies less than ten feet away''. Exhibit B: Previously, he "accidentally" crashed their car so he had an excuse to drive [[CoolCar the Jag]] instead. Exhibit C: Following the phone incident, when the group are cowering in the pub and the electricity suddenly kicks in, Ed decides to play a very loud fruit machine, which of course alerts a horde of zombies to their presence.

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** '''Ed. Repeatedly.''' '''
***
Exhibit A: The characters need to get past a large horde of zombies and decide to try acting like zombies to go through. As they're almost to safety, Ed's phone begins ringing ''and he answers it and starts cheerfully chatting to his friend, with the zombies less than ten feet away''. away''.
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Exhibit B: Previously, he "accidentally" crashed their car so he had an excuse to drive [[CoolCar the Jag]] instead. instead.
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Exhibit C: Following the phone incident, when the group are cowering in the pub and the electricity suddenly kicks in, Ed decides to play a very loud fruit machine, which of course alerts a horde of zombies to their presence.



* UndeathAlwaysEnds: Subverted, [[spoiler:zombie Ed not only 'lives' on as a zombie at the end, but is rather poignantly no worse off than when he was alive... Shaun keeps him in the garden shed playing video-games!]]
** [[spoiler:Indeed, this is true for all the zombies that weren't killed during the crisis, as society managed to adapt and utilize the undead for their own purpose, roping them into {{reality TV}} shows, menial labour and chat shows, among other things.]]

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* UndeathAlwaysEnds: UndeathAlwaysEnds:
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Subverted, [[spoiler:zombie Ed not only 'lives' on as a zombie at the end, but is rather poignantly no worse off than when he was alive... Shaun keeps him in the garden shed playing video-games!]]
** [[spoiler:Indeed, this is true for all the zombies that weren't killed during the crisis, as society managed to adapt and utilize the undead for their own purpose, purposes, roping them into {{reality TV}} shows, menial labour and chat shows, among other things.]]



* YouLeaveHimAlone: Shaun when Pete starts berating Ed at the start of the film. Gets an IronicEcho when zombie-Pete attacks Ed at the end.
* ZombieApocalypse: Duh? [[spoiler:Subverted in that the military mops it up pretty quickly, and life goes on with zombies just being a part of society.]]
* ZombieInfectee: [[spoiler:Ed, Shaun's mum, and his stepdad earlier on]]. Pete at pretty much the very beginning of the film.

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* YouLeaveHimAlone: Shaun when Pete starts berating Ed at the start of the film. Gets This gets an IronicEcho when zombie-Pete attacks Ed at the end.
* ZombieApocalypse: Duh? Well, duh. [[spoiler:Subverted in that the military mops it up pretty quickly, and life goes on with zombies just being a part of society.]]
* ZombieInfectee: ZombieInfectee:
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[[spoiler:Ed, Shaun's mum, and his stepdad earlier on]]. on]].
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Pete at pretty much the very beginning of the film.
4th Mar '17 5:14:08 PM NightShade96
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** Shaun grimly looking at the knife in his hand and then over to his infected step-dad. The audience knows, a MercyKill is immanent. Cut to them all leaving the house together, Shaun visibly bitter about his lack of courage.

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** Shaun grimly looking at the knife in his hand and then over to his infected step-dad. The audience knows, a MercyKill is immanent.imminent. Cut to them all leaving the house together, Shaun visibly bitter about his lack of courage.
5th Feb '17 9:36:22 AM SasquatchJim
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** JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Ed is a biblical pain in the arse, but he's the one who tries to cheer Shaun up when he's dumped and [[spoiler:makes the HeroicSacrifice for him at the end.]]

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** * JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Ed is a biblical pain in the arse, but he's the one who tries to cheer Shaun up when he's dumped and [[spoiler:makes the HeroicSacrifice for him at the end.]]]]
**Pete could be argued to be this as well. While clearly frustrated with Ed's mooching and Shaun's lack of direction, he's still fairly cordial and patient with Shaun. Notably, when Shaun mentions that he and Liz broke up, Pete immediately backs off, politely asking them to keep it down (despite being awakened at 4 in the morning.)
1st Feb '17 12:44:57 PM Trueman001
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** One of the bonus features is an ''It's A Knockout''-style game with zombies as the contestants -- called "Dead Fun", thus playing on two meanings of "dead".
17th Jan '17 11:02:59 AM MattP5557
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** A zombified Tyres (the drugged-up courier from ''Series/{{Spaced}}'') is among the zombies that Shaun leads away from the Winchester.

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** A zombified Tyres (the drugged-up courier from ''Series/{{Spaced}}'') is among the zombies that Shaun leads away from the Winchester.Winchester, technically also counts as DeathByCameo.
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