Release date:September 24, 2004
MPAA Rating:R (for zombie violence/gore and language)
Screenwriters:Simon Pegg, Edgar Wright
Starring:Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Kate Ashfield, Dylan Moran, Lucy Davis, Bill Nighy, Peter Serafinowicz, Penelope Wilton
The day is coming. The day when sitting on the couch just won't cut it. The day when playing video games just doesn't seem important anymore. The day when the knock at the door isn't opportunity. The day when there are no more heroes. Just a guy named Shaun and one of those cricket bat things. The day is September 24, 2004. Are you ready? Shaun is in a rut. At 29, he's coasted through life — and still hasn't gotten very far. His girlfriend Liz has grown tired of him and his deadbeat friend Ed is causing him a world of trouble with everyone else. In other words, Shaun's a normal guy. One day however, nothing is normal. Trains are delayed. People faint in the streets. TV news reports unexplained calamities. The dead have risen! As manners and flesh take a beating, it's time to separate men from meat, humans from zombies, and living from undead. Shaun and Ed grab whatever is at hand to repel the attacking zombies, summoning reserves of strength they didn't know they possessed and straining muscles they forgot they had. Rounding up friends and family, they press on towards the sanctuary of the Winchester, their favorite pub. All that stands in their way are hordes of the flesh-eating undead.