Director: Edgar Wright
Stars: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Kate Ashfield, Lucy Davis, Dylan Moran, Bill Nighy, Penelope Wilton
Any horror-comedy about zombies that opens with music from George A. Romero's undead masterpiece Dawn of the Dead immediately earns our respect. Fortunately, the rest of director Edgar Wright's feature film debut just so happens to be utterly brilliant. Starring the pitch-perfect tag team of Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, Shaun of the Dead constantly engages with likable characters, Wright's peculiar yet enthralling visual style, and, a rare occurrence for horror-comedies, scary moments that are genuinely unnerving.