Shaun (Simon Pegg) has been having a very bad day. It's been extremely rough at work, he then gets home to find his girlfriend has dumped him, and worst of all he's forgotten it's his parents anniversary.
After a heavy night of drowning his sorrows, he wakes the following morning to the alarming news that the dead are coming back to life and attacking the living. At first he thinks he's still drunk, but after a run in with several undead in his back yard, he's forced to realise that the events going on around him are real and not just part of his hangover.
With zombies overrunning his neighbourhood, he decides to try and win his girlfriend back by saving her and her friends, along with his parents, and barricading themselves in the local pub. This is where the fun really begins, as Shaun and his friends are forced to fight back the masses of undead trying to break in.
A fun send up of Romero's "Living Dead" films, there was perhaps too much time spent with the characters sat around bickering, instead of getting on with the action. That being said there's some fun gags, such as where they try and sneak past the zombies by walking slowly and moaning, and the fight in the pub to the tune of Queen's "Don't Stop me Now" was bloody hilarious.
If you're a fan of the TV series "Spaced", in which Simon Pegg and some of the other cast also starred, I'm sure you'll appreciate the humour more and will undoubtedly love it.