Reviewer/writer Matt Kessen delivers an in-depth look at two of Sideshow's most underrated 1:6 scale figures - and sort-of "zombie" figures at that - Shaun of the Dead - Shaun and Shaun of the Dead - Ed, both in-stock NOW at SideshowCollectibles.com!
It’s a great time to be a fan of the mindless, cannibalistic, horde-based walking dead. Never before has the market for zombie movies been anywhere near this strong. It’s like the whole vampire fetish of the '90s, only now, instead of sexy and immortal, the hot undead are rotting and witless. What this says about where we are as a culture is too horrifying a question to contemplate. But whatever the reasons may be, zombie movies, like zombies themselves, threaten to overwhelm us with sheer numbers.
Also like zombies, a few stand out from the crowd. A good number of them have attempted to do this by proposing that zombies are warm-blooded and active, rather than the brainless lumberers they were previously thought to be. Then there was Zombie Strippers, a movie about zombies who were all Nobel Laureates – or wait, no, that’s not it. And Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg’s Shaun of the Dead brought comedy to the genre; real comedy, the funny kind, rather than the lameness that passes for humor in so many of these films. It billed itself as the "first zombie romantic comedy," and the whole was greater than the sum of its parts.
Check out the full review HERE.