8. Shaun Of The Dead
“A Romantic Comedy. With Zombies.”
The tag line alone is enough to get this 2004 Edgar Wright hit on our list. For those of you who don’t recall, here is the synopsis for the film:
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.
For a far more detailed look at the merits of the film, please see our previous Shaun Of The Dead, horror plus comedy feature. Shaun Of Dead dances the line between parody and homage beautifully; and includes some very creative zombie singing, and dance-kill scenes. It could be argued that this film helped the current zombie revival along, or that it simply benefited from it. Either way, it is uproariously funny and exceedingly well done. Take a look at the trailer to remind yourself of all the fun there is to be had with Shaun, and his band of merry zombie-impersonators.