Director: Edgar Wright
Cast: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Bill Nighy, Kate Ashfield
Edgar Wright announced himself to the world – and introduced Spaced stars Simon Pegg and Nick Frost to the global comedy canon – with this wry, gore-soaked love letter to slackers and shamblers. The gags land with headshot precision, but what really sets Shaun apart from other horror hybrids is its deft balance between homage and parody: Cut the zombie action and it’s still a whipsmart character comedy. But cut the jokes and it still functions as a horror-siege flick that would make George A Romero proud.