Sep 26, 2019
Can one film be a cliche romcom, a shocking zombie horror and unashamed fan fiction all at once? This week, Marcus and Melissa head back to the Winchester for a pint and Shaun of the Dead, which has almost as much behind the scenes mythology as Apocalypse Now. Along the way they nerd out about tracking shots and Queen. Also, Melissa makes an arcane distinction between slow zombies and fast "rage virus" victims and Marcus finds himself in a throwaway line at the end of Happy Death Day.
Quality: 5/5. MPTS: 2+ (Marcus), 3 (Melissa). Did my future wife watch this movie? Yes! She did!
Articles mentioned in this episode:
Shaun of the Dead: An oral history of the horror-comedy zombie classic, by Clark Collis in Entertainment Weekly
Interview with Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, by Alexandra Griesmer for the Alamo Drafthouse
Shaun of the Dead, by Scott Tobias in The AV Club