That’s two depressing movies in a row. Let’s lighten things up a bit while still keeping it within the zombie family, yeah? To do while, we’ll go with Edgar Wright’s zombie comedy, Shaun of the Dead.
This movie is perfect. It’s not a parody of the genre, but a loving homage to it. The difference is that they reference the genre as a whole without skewering specific scenes. It’s a movie that fully acknowledges its predecessors, while still making something that is wholly original. While you’ll enjoy this more if you’re familiar with the zombie genre, it’s a movie that can be enjoyed on its own, as well.
The cast is amazing and has real chemistry. The dialogue is simultaneously hilarious and heartfelt.
I love everything Edgar Wright has done. He’s an exciting filmmaker who obviously love what he does, and his cast really loves working with him.
If you’re looking for a zombie comedy double feature, throw on Deadheads after Shaun of the Dead. You won’t regret it.