Shaun of the Dead Sunday, 29 March 2020

Shaun of the Dead

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    MA15+: Medium level violence, medium level coarse language.

  • The pitch:

    A slice of fried gold.

  • Starring:

    Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Kate Ashfield, Lucy Davis, Dylan Moran, Peter Serafinowicz, Penelope Wilton, Nicola Cunningham, Bill Nighy, Trisha Goddard, Jeremy Thompson, Vernon Kay, Krishnan Guru-Murthy, Martin Freeman, Reece Shearsmith, Jessica Hynes

  • Directed by:

    Edgar Wright

  • Running time:

    99 minutes

  • Rated:

    MA15+ (Australia), 15 (UK), R (USA)


    People/zombies are shot, shot at, attacked, bitten, punched, kicked, impaled, stabbed, hit with objects, slapped, beaten, eviscerated, dismembered, hit by cars. A man points his fingers at his forehead and makes a shooting gesture. Reckless driving, vehicle collisions, smashed windscreen. Television footage of animals eating other animals. A man rips a bird's head off (implied). Debris, smashed objects, burning objects. Mexican standoff. Being mugged, murder, suicide mentioned. Reference to paedophilia. Screaming. Blood/gore: Heaps of blood, flesh wounds, blood splatter, missing/dismembered limbs, glazed eyeballs, lifeless skin, entrails, cannibalism. Bloody scratches, grazes, bandage, sling, blood on objects. Body bag, corpses, body on stretcher. Mutilated remains mentioned.


    Kissing. Porn mentioned.Naked man (no genitals seen).


    Alcohol (beer, wine, spirits, shots), inebriation. Smoking. Dealing drugs, selling weed, crackhead, drug addicts mentioned.


    C-word, f-words, s-words, n-word. Name-calling. Slang for genitalia and bodily functions. Obscene finger gesture. Religious references and exclamations. Gender, genre, cultural, age, homosexual stereotypes.


    Zombies, the apocalypse, friends, family, relationships, step-fathers/sons, slackers, impersonations, promises, survival, evacuation, GM crops, invasion, lock-ins, gaming, media, head-removing, brain-destroying, cannibalism, texting, White Lines, electro, ice-cream.


    Deceased mother, deceased step-father. Deceased father, shot sister mentioned. A boyfriend is dumped. Pig snacks eaten. Dog, pigeons. Toilet, farting, saliva.


    Fresh, inventive, hilarious, fast-paced, satirical, anarchic, witty, original, cheeky, cultish. Tight script, innately British. Gory without being overly gruesome. Improves upon subsequent viewings. Subtle, cleverly constructed humour. Terrific cast, authentic performances.


    Suffers lag. Poorly placed reference to child molestation.

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