Shaun Of The Dead
A hybrid of stylish suspense and dry comedy, the smartly done horror parody Shaun Of The Dead tries to do right by all of its contributing elements and mostly succeeds. No laughing matter, the zombies that plague London come straight out of a George Romero film, lumbering along with a fearsome intensity. Edgar Wright directs with an expert sense of rhythm, but lets his characters take center stage even after he’s shown he can frame them through a gaping hole in a zombie’s stomach. Mixing horror and humor is no easy feat, but Shaun Of The Dead tightens throats without making the laughs stick there in the process.