FILMS… Shanannigan’s Shaun of the Dead (2004) PReview


A 2 RQCs Guest reviews a Horror Comedy…


Shannanigans from Reads and Reels previews Shaun of the Dead (2004), a Horror Comedy for the 2 Reel Quirky Cats…



This is the second of my Guest Reviews, the first being a lovely post – in a post – from my Darlin’ Husband on Knight Rider (1982-86). However, in the first of the 2 Reel Quirky Cats guest posts, we have the lovely Shanannigans from Reads and Reels with her thoughts on her chosen preview of Shaun of the Dead (2004).

My posts for this second theme can be found here at 2 Reel Quirky Cats with the first of our reviews on Cockneys vs Zombies (2012) –  with a link to Thoughts All Sorts in this post – along with our monthly poll.  If you want to read more of our themed posts, you can read my reviews on the Guilty Pleasures here


A wee introduction to Shanannigans in her own words…


“Mom, wife, writer and all around fan girl. Lover of books, movies and zombies! I’m a little cheeky but lovable and if it has words on it, I’ll read it. I also cover popular TV shows and an awesome array of pop culture stuff with a bunch of fabulous ladies at Booknista.”

On Shanannigan’s blog, Reads and Reels she reviews TV, films. books and runs book tours. She can also be followed on Twitter with a link to her page HERE.


And now onto her lovely review…


Classic Trailer Review: Shaun of the Dead


This is so fun! Not sure if this is classified as a guest post, or a buddy post but it’s a fantastic collaboration with Realweegiemidget Reviews and Thoughts All Sorts.

I had been invited to review a movie trailer of my choice and instantly Shaun of the Dead came to mind! It’s one of my all-time favourite movies! Hilarious, clever, freaky and best of all, a perfect metaphor for the complacency of human beings! It’s just brilliant!

Shaun of the Dead Official Trailer #1 – Simon Pegg Movie (2004) HD, Movieclips Trailer Vault


Shaun of the Dead (2004)

A man decides to turn his moribund life around by winning back his ex-girlfriend, reconciling his relationship with his mother, and dealing with an entire community that has returned from the dead to eat the living.


Starring:  Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Kate Ashfield

Director: Edgar Wright

Writers: Simon Pegg, Edgar Wright


I chose an extended trailer even though it reveals a little bit more of the movie than I would normally like to see. I did this, because if you haven’t seen it at this point, then perhaps if you see more of what it has to offer, you’ll be inclined to give it a try.

Honestly guys, you HAVE to see it! Yes, there are many squeamish scenes but it’s not all horror.

I don’t even know if I would classify it as a horror because it is so funny! Not to mention, it delivers such clever (and bang on) commentary on the state of society. Many films have tried and failed, to emulate it since.

Imagine, a trailer that reveals so much and yet, it’s really only the brain stem of the complete zombie entrée. If that doesn’t scream Awesome Movie; I don’t know what does. Shaun of the Dead offers so much more. Laughs, scares, and even tears. I dare you to watch this trailer and not want to watch the movie after. I know I did!



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A big thanks to the lovely Shanannigans for allowing us to add her post, which was copied in full with no alterations. If you are a blogger and would like to be featured here as one of the 2 Reel Quirky Cats monthly Guest Posts, please drop a line to me via my Contact Page. In your email add your blog, choice of preview and the topic choice and after I chat with Thoughts All Sorts, we can approve your request and provide some possible dates. Also write to me individually, if you would like me personally to review your book, TV Programme or movie.



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