Monotony, Singleness, & Dating in SHAUN OF THE DEAD

Shaun of the Dead is a tremendously romantic movie…

…with blood. And zombies (oops, don’t use the Zed word). The movie also inspires a lot of laughter… provided you’re a little bit twisted.

It’s interesting to examine the phenomenon of the zombie in modern culture, along with little things like the apocalypse, survivalist horror, walking death, and (in the case of this film) a cute but poignant essay on:

  • prolonged adolescence,

  • the meaninglessness of life, and

  • what women really look for in a man.

Seriously, this movie has everything. Even cricket!

I had the privilege of unpacking the complexities of Simon Pegg’s hilarious character at a Film and Theology Event, and this hour of audio is the result. Check it out, then take the car, go to mum’s, kill Phil (sorry), grab Liz, go to the Winchester, have a nice cold pint, and wait for all of this to blow over.

How’s that for a slice of fried gold?

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