Shaun (Simon Pegg) has a typical life. He lives with his best friend, Ed (Nick Frost), in London and has been dating his girlfriend, Liz (Kate Ashfield), for the last three years. Shaun also has the typical low end job. He also is constantly annoyed with his stepdad (Bill Nighy). Liz begins feeling like their relationship is hitting a dead end, so she breaks up with Shaun. It seems as though things couldn't get much worse.
However, it does when zombies begin to hit the city. Shaun and Ed find themselves fighting off zombies in their own home. Then Shaun gets a phone call from his mom and finds out his stepdad has been bitten. Shaun comes up with a plan for he and Ed to get safe and make sure their loved ones are safe, too. They will go to Shaun's mom's house, kill his stepdad, get his mom, get Liz, go to the local bar for a pint and be safe. But things never go according to plan when zombies are involved...
The beauty of this film is the ability to have comedy and emotion. Frankly, when it comes to comedy, the British just do it better. The movie will be less of a scary movie and more of a gross out movie, as the scenes with zombies aren't so much scary, but definitely are gross. I recommend Shaun of the Dead for anyone looking for a little laughter this Halloween.