Shaun of the Dead

Simon Pegg co-wrote and stars in a brilliant send-up of zombie movies

Simon Pegg co-wrote and stars in a brilliant send-up of zombie movies. He plays a lovelorn electrical shop assistant who, with his slovenly flatmate Nick Frost, are the unlikely heroes with the task of battling an invasion of cannibal zombies that are taking over London – and they think the ideal place to take shelter is in their favourite local pub. Kate Ashfield, Penelope Wilton, Bill Nighy, Lucy Davis and Dylan Moran also star and a host of familiar faces also pop up, including Jessica Stevenson, Peter Serafinowicz, Rafe Spall, Martin Freeman and Reece Shearsmith. It’s an inspired comedy horror that gets the tricky balance between humour, scares and gory action just right.