So, in the spirit of festive topicality - here are two posters for the 2004 film Shaun of the Dead. Because nothing says Christmas like a ten year old horror comedy.
Although, in many ways, Shaun of the Dead is the perfect Christmas movie. It's about family and friendship, eating too much, lots of drinking, changing your ways for the better, and dead-eyed soulless consumerism.
Shaun is the first film in the Cornetto Trilogy (that went on to include Hot Fuzz and The World's End) directed by Edgar Wright. And it's something special. Maybe it's because it was the first; maybe it's because it breathed new life into the corpse of the zombie film; maybe it's because it is both genuinely funny and genuinely scary; maybe it's because I watched the DVD on hard rotation with my housemates during my degree; or maybe it's because there's a scene where a zombie publican is beaten into submission in time to Queen's Don't Stop Me Now.
But whatever the reason, I love this film so I drew a portrait each for Shaun and Ed (both below) when I was running out of ideas and Halloween was approaching back during Inktober, and now I've made posters out of them. One poster with Simon Pegg as Shaun and an alternate with Nick Frost as Ed. Those are them above.
Merry Christmas Everyone!