For another zombie moment this week, check out Matt’s #2 zombie moment here.
Shaun of the Dead is an English horror-comedy, and as anyone familiar with my upcoming zombie horror-comedy novel (or my anglophilic upbringing) can probably guess, it’s a favorite of mine.
In this scene, our hero, Shaun, and his roommate, Ed, are still unaware that they’re in a zombie movie. Ed glances outside and sees what he thinks is just a very drunk human being stumbling around the yard, and the two of them go out to ask her to leave. Well, Shaun asks her to leave. Ed is playing with an old film-winding camera and keeps snapping pictures of them.
Shaun and Ed stare in horror for a moment at what they think they’ve done, before they finally see their first evidence of the fact that something has gone very, very wrong in their world.
Mary plants her feet and hands and lifts herself off the pipe as if it’s a minor inconvenience, then continues stumbling toward them with a perfectly circular hole through her stomach, a truly awesome zombie image which, for reasons I can’t begin to fathom, doesn’t seem to have been captured anywhere online.
Luckily, though, that’s not even the best part. What’s Ed’s reaction to witnessing his first ever zombie moment?