The next stop on our Top 25 Halloween Outdoor Movie list is the 2004 film Shaun of the Dead, a horror / comedy / romance (and a Parody of the 1978 Dawn of the Dead) directed by Edgar Wright, starring Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, and written by Pegg and Wright. Shaun of the Dead is the first of Wright and Pegg’s Blood and Ice Cream Trilogy with Hot Fuzz as the second and The World’s End as the third. The film is not suitable for young children, as it is fairly violent and deals with themes only suitable for adults. However, it is a perfect selection for your backyard cinema Halloween party with friends. You might not scare your friends with Shaun of the Dead, but you’ll certainly entertain them, and keep them laughing all the way home! Here is the theatrical release trailer for the film:
Shaun of the Dead is about Shaun (Simon Pegg), a 29 year old Brit with little direction in his life. His local sales job is going nowhere, his girlfriend Liz (Kate Ashfield) is giving up on him, and his best friend and roommate Ed (Nick Frost) is a total loser, making things difficult with his stuffy housemate Pete (Peter Serafinowicz). Liz decides to break up with Shaun after he fails to book a table at her favorite restaurant for their anniversary, and so Shaun decides to drown his sorrows with Ed at his favorite pub, the Winchester. When they get back to Shaun’s apartment, Pete relates a story of being bit by some crackheads, and tells Shaun to get his life in order.
The next morning there are alerts of a zombie led apocalypse, but Shaun and Ed are too hungover to notice, until Pete’s new Zombie self confronts the duo in the living room. Shaun and Ed are thrust into responsibility, as they now must defend themselves against the growing zombie opposition! Shaun is worried about his now ex-girlfriend Liz, and sees the imposing doom as an opportunity to prove his worth. So Shaun and Ed set out on a mission to save the ones they care about most, with the ultimate goal of ending up at the Winchester, the place they see as being most safe from zombie infestation.
Shaun of the Dead is a hilarious movie that will thoroughly entertain your friends or family at your annual outdoor movie Halloween celebration! There is no better time to host your Halloween costume party, than coupled with the joys of backyard cinema. Imagine watching Shaun of the Dead on your new OAC Home 16′ system, with friends and family all around. Don’t forget the candied apples or cider!
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