History Headscratchers / ShaunOfTheDead

14th Dec '17 3:50:47 AM Naram-Sin
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** The zombie could have turned his attention to someone outside and the timing with the "we are closed" line being completely accidental. Alternatively alternatively, RuleOfFunny.
6th Dec '17 3:49:19 PM ergeis
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** [[TrasemarkFavoriteFood Cornettos]].

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** [[TrasemarkFavoriteFood [[TrademarkFavoriteFood Cornettos]].
6th Dec '17 3:49:05 PM ergeis
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** [[TrasemarkFavoriteFood Cornettos]].
4th Jun '16 7:09:38 AM Rungles
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** The zombies only seem to get really active when they're in groups. Recall that Ed has to throw a stone at Mary before him and Shaun get her attention and the zombified Pete just stands in the shower whilst clueless Shaun has a one-way conversation with him. Also, it's never entirely ruled out that the thing at the door ''wasn't'' an actual drunk.

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** The zombies only seem to get really active when they're in groups. Recall that Ed has to throw a stone at Mary before him he and Shaun get her attention and the zombified Pete just stands in the shower whilst clueless Shaun has a one-way conversation with him. Also, it's never entirely ruled out that the thing at the door ''wasn't'' an actual drunk.


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**The ball comes flying at Shaun from offscreen, so we don't know it was thrown. It's supposed to be an echo of when the kid punts the ball at Shaun earlier in the film, so most likely he kicked it. I'd say it's well within the film's established reality that a) Zombie-kid retained his habit of kicking around a soccer ball or b) a well-timed stumble caused him to kick it without meaning to.
12th Mar '16 9:05:08 PM CockroachCharlie
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*** Not even new CGI either. Death Becomes Her did it 12 years earlier (I remember seeing a making of to how it was done).
31st Aug '15 11:45:12 AM Wyvr
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**One premise of this movie is that people are pretty zombielike already. Remember all the shots at the beginning? The horde of teenagers bopping in unison to headphones? Mary scanning groceries with a vacant expression? That kid mechanically bouncing his soccer ball? Number one, after being turned they don't act too much differently, and Shaun's morning routine is not disrupted enough to grab his attention, even with the bloodstained corner store and zombie kid throwing a ball at his head. Number two, Shaun isn't the only one to be so caught up in his own trouble that he strolls right through the apocalypse, automatically repeating the same things he does every day. And in the end, zombies (Noel included) are proven to do very nicely in the sort of wage-slave jobs that regular people were doing all day without thinking before Z-Day.
8th Aug '15 10:48:58 AM Rungles
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** I always assumed that she didn't know, at least not in any lucid sense. She just picked up a random bunch flowers, saw the gift tag and due to the confusion caused by the onset of zombiefication, assumed they were for her. That this was in fact the case was just a bittersweet coincidence.
3rd Jun '15 1:58:32 AM erforce
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* Since the title of the movie is a parody of ''Film/DawnOfTheDead'', shouldn't Shaun's name be spelled "Shawn"? Is there something about English names that I'm missing here?

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* Since the title of the movie is a parody of ''Film/DawnOfTheDead'', ''Film/DawnOfTheDead1978'', shouldn't Shaun's name be spelled "Shawn"? Is there something about English names that I'm missing here?
2nd Apr '14 12:13:10 PM Yael
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*** Quite definitely CGI - it's actually shown in one of the SFX extras on the DVD. The actress is flesh-and-blood, the hole is an effect added (with some other effects, like blood and entrails and such) in post-production.
16th Mar '14 11:12:39 PM Jambot1984
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** The film had lot's of visual and sound effects to establish the zombie mood leading up to the outbreak that may or may not have been actual evidence of anything yet. Mentioned above the zombie that knocked on the pub door may well have just been a drunk, the pidgeon eater may have just been a crazy homeless lady. This troper will attest that would hardly have been the weirdest thing they'd seen in London in RealLife
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