Hard to believe it, but Simon Pegg and Nick Frost’s Shaun of the Dead is 12 years old this year.
A rom-zom-com that saw London decimated by a zombie attack, the film swiftly became a cult classic and gave Pegg, Frost and director Edgar Wright a springboard onto bigger and better things.
The trio united twice more to make Hot Fuzz and The World’s End, but nothing quite beats their undead debut.
With Pegg back in the limelight thanks to Star Trek Beyond – and endless ITV2 repeats – what better time than now to look back on the Shaun of the Dead one-liners that cracked us up the most.
“As Mr Sloan always says, there is no ‘i’ in team, but there is an ‘i’ in pie. And there’s an ‘i’ in meat pie. Anagram of meat is team… I don’t know what he’s talking about.”
“You’ve got red on you.”
“David, kill the queen? What? The jukebox!”
“I don’t think I’ve got it in me to shoot my flatmate, my mum and my girlfriend all in the same evening.”
“Oh fuck this, I’m going to the shed!”
“I left a Mars Bar in the glove box and he chased me around the garden with a piece of wood.”
“Who died and made you fucking king of the zombies?”
“Just look at the face: it’s vacant, with a hint of sadness. Like a drunk who’s lost a bet.”
“Cockacidal maniac. Ex-porn star. She’s done it all. They say she starred in the world’s first interracial hardcore loop…”
“Take car. Go to Mum’s. Kill Phil – ‘Sorry.’ Grab Liz, go to the Winchester, have a nice cold pint, and wait for all of this to blow over. How’s that for a slice of fried gold?”