A great love story can totally grab your heartstrings. But you know what is guaranteed to make you start sobbing like a drunken longshoreman? Friendship. Science fiction and fantasy are full of platonic relationships that punch you in the gut. So in no particular order, here are the 17 friendships most guaranteed to…
Zombie movies are, by design, all about death. Zombies kill humans, humans kill zombies, humans become zombies and are killed again, etc. What sets an exceptional zombie movie apart from the brain-munching pack? The gruesome creativity of its death scenes. Here are nine of our favorites.
This is so silly I can hardly stand it: An outtake from Shaun of the Dead, in which Simon Pegg and Peter Serafinowicz pretend to be John Lennon and Paul McCartney (instead of Shaun and Pete). This may be old footage, but it's new to me – and really, who can't get on board with Simon Pegg corpsing all over the place?
We're due for a new audience participation stage show that's a bloody good time. Enter Shaun of the Dead Live! As you can see from this stage play trailer, this adaptation is adorable. And it's made with the blessing of Simon Pegg!
The Apocalypse rules pop culture. Half the biggest literary novels these days are apocalyptic, and meanwhile The Walking Dead is a huge hit. Post-apocalyptic stories are what space opera was in the Space Age. But what are they about? Here are 10 types of apocalypses, and what they each signify.
If its Marvel Super Heroes, Star Wars or Lost-themed episodes haven't drawn you in, maybe this will: this week's Phineas & Ferb takes on the zombie genre with a guest appearance from none other than Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, recreating their characters from Shaun of the Dead. And you can watch it here!
Remember the garden scene from the greatest zombie film ever made, Shaun of the Dead? The one where Shaun (Simon Pegg) and Ed (Nick Frost) discover a zombie in their backyard and mistake her for a drunk girl, and take a pic? Well, it turns out Frost really did snap a real picture, and this is it.
The World's End isn't the funniest movie of the summer. But it's pretty darn funny in places, and it crackles with storytelling energy. And it's a good example of how to do a science fiction comedy that's actually proper science fiction, not just a comedy with science-fictional trappings.
In The World's End, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost gather their former best friends to drink their old hometown dry. But when we talked to Pegg, Frost and director Edgar Wright, they told us how this apocalyptic comedy isn't like your usual "drunken midlife crisis" film. Plus the secret of using genre to tell a personal…
In celebration of the end of the C0rnetto Trilogy (the collaboration between Simon Pegg, Nick Frost and director Edgar Wright),Focus Features has released a fully interactive screenplay from the movie that started it all, Shaun of the Dead. Behold the beginning of "you've got red on you."
Today sees the release of White House Down, which is the most Emmerichian film ever produced. But meanwhile, you could also enjoy Europa Report on VOD or Byzantium in select theaters. Tons of low-budget science fiction and fantasy movies are more exciting than your average big summer blockbuster. Here are 25 of them.
Zombie movies just won't stay dead. This weekend sees the release of a fifth (!) Resident Evil movie, and there are more films about the undead on the way. The good news is, the zombie movie genre has produced a huge variety of stunningly weird films over the decades.
For Gallery1988's upcoming Crazy 4 Cult show in New York City, Aled Lewis has combined the classic Nineties beat-em-up game Streets of Rage with the mid-Aughts self-aware zombie flick Shaun of the Dead. 50 prints will be available at the show. Click on the lower-right to expand the entire image; note the weaponized…
This weekend sees the release of two self-aware takes on the horror genre: Cabin in the Woods and Detention. So this is a great time to pay tribute to the long tradition of meta horror films that have winked at the audience and poked fun at the tropes of the genre.
Crank up the Queen — the best movie inspired Lego set ever has finally been created. Behold the Shaun of the Dead Lego set, complete with the crap flowers Shaun bought his "Mum", Ed, a few zombies, and horrible old David.
For Empire Magazine's Done in 60 Seconds competition, Youtuber Pippinopalon condensed Shaun of the Dead into a minute à la Brian Lee O'Malley. Spoilers if you've never the flick, obviously.
The cross stitch samplers of Wee Little Stitches blend pop pixel art with classic crafting, stitching up 8-bit-style renditions of everyone from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to all 11 Doctors.
Paul is probably the most anticipated science fiction comedy of the year. Two road-tripping nerds, played by Shaun of the Dead's Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, meet an alien "gray" named Paul, who turns their world upside-down. It's our favorite comedy duo going to Comic Con and traveling with an alien! The film has had…
Tomorrow Scott Pilgrim director Edgar Wright will be stepping in as an io9 guest editor. So now's your chance to ask him anything you want. Write your questions for Edgar Wright in the comments.