Shaun Of The Dead Outtake Features Simon Pegg As John Lennon

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? » 1/31/15 10:29am 1/31/15 10:29am

Shaun Of The Dead Stage Show Trailer Is Absolutely Adorable


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! » 12/31/14 7:20am 12/31/14 7:20am

The 10 Types of Fictional Apocalypses (And What They Mean)

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. » 10/07/14 10:05am 10/07/14 10:05am

See Shaun Of The Dead's Triumphant Return In This Phineas & Ferb Clip

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! » 10/02/14 12:40pm 10/02/14 12:40pm

Behold The Real Photo Nick Frost Took While Shooting Shaun Of The Dead

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. » 8/15/14 12:51pm 8/15/14 12:51pm

The World's End: A Science Fiction Movie That's Also Pretty Funny

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. » 8/23/13 9:00am 8/23/13 9:00am

How The World's End rejects 'drunken, misogynistic' manchild films

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… » 8/21/13 12:30pm 8/21/13 12:30pm

Shaun of the Dead interactive screenplay reveals on-set secrets

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." » 8/05/13 7:50am 8/05/13 7:50am

Low Budget Films That Are More Thrilling Than Most Big Summer Movies

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. » 6/28/13 2:00pm 6/28/13 2:00pm

The 13 Greatest Zombie Movies Ever Made

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. » 9/13/12 10:57am 9/13/12 10:57am

Behold a scene from the nonexistent Shaun of the Dead 1990s arcade game

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… » 8/06/12 11:15am 8/06/12 11:15am

The Best Meta Horror Movies Of All Time

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. » 4/12/12 12:00pm 4/12/12 12:00pm

Shaun of the Dead Lego set recreates the Winchester

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. » 12/30/11 10:40am 12/30/11 10:40am

Superhero bromances sealed with a fist-bump

Science fiction and superhero stories are brimming with bromances, and artist Henry Bonsu celebrates male bonding with dynamic duos of fist-bumping friends. [Henry the Worst via ComicsAlliance] » 9/24/11 9:00am 9/24/11 9:00am

Shaun of the Dead in 60 seconds (in the style of Scott Pilgrim)

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. » 4/16/11 1:00pm 4/16/11 1:00pm

Embroidered samplers put scifi heroes in stitches

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. » 3/26/11 2:00pm 3/26/11 2:00pm

First reviews of Simon Pegg's Paul: Great, but it's no Shaun of the Dead

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… » 2/07/11 4:29pm 2/07/11 4:29pm

Ask guest editor Edgar Wright your questions now

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. » 11/08/10 9:30am 11/08/10 9:30am

A video tribute to the greatest drunks in science fiction

This weekend, the international beer-drinkers' holiday, Oktoberfest, kicks off. And to celebrate, we've rounded up our favorite science fiction/fantasy characters doing what they do best: getting wasted. So have a beer on us, and enjoy our video tribute. Cheers! » 9/17/10 9:28am 9/17/10 9:28am

8 Mesmerizing Sci-Fi Flavored Tracking Shots

In science fiction cinema and TV, creators need to draw audiences into their world seamlessly. One way to do this is the tracking shot, an immersive one-take journey through a scene. Here are 8 of the best. » 12/25/09 2:00pm 12/25/09 2:00pm