This week I’m taking a look at some famous zombie killers and the tools they use to get the job done.
If you haven’t lopped your hand off and rigged a chainsaw replacement, and if you don’t have the upper body strength to up end a lawnmower to plow through a room full of zeds, then perhaps the humble cricket bat is the tool for you. Such is the weapon of choice for our good friend Shaun of the Dead.
For how scary zombie films have the potential to be, there seem to be a huge number of horror comedies associated with the genre. Even fairly bloody or action oriented zombie films have a strain of comedy running through them. In this case, this comedy has strains of real horror running through it. It starts off seeming like a straight out light comedy but descends pretty quickly through some horrific emotional moments that actually really effect the characters in interesting ways like the relationship between Shaun and his step dad and the events surrounding his mum. (Trying to avoid spoilers here.)
Shaun is a great bit of horror comedy or comedic horror however you like to look at it and Simon Pegg is great in this role. I could be totally wrong here too but everything I read about and see with Pegg communicates what a genuine guy he seems to be. I think he actually really digs zombie movies and decided to make the sort of light-hearted comedy he would want to watch.