Every Reference in Shaun of the Dead | Vanity Fair


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  • Sloppy Sandwhich
    Sloppy Sandwhich  7 hours back

    shaun; *breathes

    Vanity Fair: this is actually a reference to humans. who edgar wright was a huge fan of

    • Libby
      Libby  3 days back

      Wait, did he ever note Queen’s Don’t Stop Me Now track in the pub? I don’t think he did

      • Handsome Longshanks
        Handsome Longshanks  5 days back

        7:43 Russell was a HUGE factor in what got me into philosophical thinking. He may not be the end all but he is a great thinker.

        • fasfan
          fasfan  5 days back

          Many of the zombies are references to drinks. The girl in the garden is named Mary in a nod to the Bloody Mary. One of them is a White Russian. Those are the only 2 I remember. I forget where I read that.

          • Scotty Mcshortbread
            Scotty Mcshortbread  6 days back

            you forgot the titular "you got red on you" timesplitters reference

            • Lord Shadow
              Lord Shadow  6 days back

              If you haven't already then watch spaced as it's bloody brilliant!

              • William Spicer
                William Spicer  6 days back

                you mentioned spaced all the way through this video, but you didnt mention that Shaun (Tim Brisley/simon pegg) meets an ex girlfriend behind the gardens which is played by Jessica Stevenson who co wrote and starred as Daisy in Spaced!!

                • BiscuitsAndGravy
                  BiscuitsAndGravy  6 days back

                  you Forgot duran duran

                  • Nathaniel Robinson
                    Nathaniel Robinson  2 weeks back

                    You forgot the don't stop me now by queen in the bar when they were fighting the bartender zombie guy

                    • Yoshikid McLuigi
                      Yoshikid McLuigi  2 weeks back

                      I can't wait for this to be done for Hot Fuzz and The World's End

                      • Von Don Macaroni
                        Von Don Macaroni  2 weeks back

                        Lot of good ones in here, lot of bad ones too that are total stretches.

                        • cj c
                          cj c  3 weeks back

                          I feel like some of these are technically cameos and not references

                          • LegoesZombiesEtc.
                            LegoesZombiesEtc.  3 weeks back

                            9:29 the 28 Days Later reference boosted the movie reference count TO TWENTY F**KING EIGHT!

                            • Nick C
                              Nick C  3 weeks back

                              Most of these were pretty spot on, well done! One of my favorite movies, a cult classic for sure and now we see why! It was an amalgamation of edgar wrights love for zombie flicks.

                              • Teddy Talks
                                Teddy Talks  3 weeks back

                                To be fair you only missed 264 references. Hey, that’s pretty good.

                                • Godzilla0936
                                  Godzilla0936  4 weeks back

                                  One more dislike so we get 666 dislikes

                                  • totally not affiliated with big kev

                                    I might be a bit late but i needed to point this out. You see how there are actors? It's a subtle reference to the fact that this is a movie. Weird, i know.

                                    • HisOwnMeka
                                      HisOwnMeka  1 months back

                                      the sound of the click is pretty satisfying to me

                                      • Zoom VLG
                                        Zoom VLG  1 months back

                                        You forgot one reference. Dont stop me now by queen was played in the bar scene

                                        • Gary Winthorpe
                                          Gary Winthorpe  1 months back

                                          I remember I was hella scared of this movie then I finically watched and fell in love with it 😂😂

                                          • Maximum Subtlety
                                            Maximum Subtlety  1 months back

                                            I'm only here to say I noticed all of this on first watch.

                                            • andrew hopkinson
                                              andrew hopkinson  1 months back

                                              I wouldn't call most of them references it's just British being British

                                              • Bamfmclovin 68
                                                Bamfmclovin 68  1 months back

                                                My fav movie

                                                • Angry mom Productions
                                                  Angry mom Productions  1 months back


                                                  Oh My GoD iS tHaT a JoJo’S bIzZaRe AdVeNtUrE rEfErEnCe?!

                                                  • M1A1 Abrams 3rd Generation MBT

                                                    Shaun breathes in this movie. This is a reference to Night of the Living Dead, where the main character breathes.

                                                    • Tom Watson
                                                      Tom Watson  2 months back

                                                      Your not pointing anything out here..... " he says hello, which is a reference to this random film where he also says hello "

                                                      • Memory LeStrange
                                                        Memory LeStrange  2 months back

                                                        Shaun of the Dead sure has become popular in recent months lol
                                                        This movie should've gotten recognition FOREVER ago lol

                                                        • It's Just Ryan
                                                          It's Just Ryan  2 months back

                                                          The first zombie Shaun encounters, the girl named Mary, is named after "There's Something About Mary."

                                                          • Jeff Spokart
                                                            Jeff Spokart  2 months back

                                                            You missed don't stop me now

                                                            • Dale Van Antwerp
                                                              Dale Van Antwerp  2 months back

                                                              Will you find every Easter eggs and references in toy story 2?

                                                              • MEGA F4IL
                                                                MEGA F4IL  2 months back

                                                                9:48 Robot Chicken

                                                                • Ordin8 alm
                                                                  Ordin8 alm  2 months back

                                                                  Infected aren’t zombies that’s why they don’t call them zombies in 28 days later

                                                                  • CryOutLoud89
                                                                    CryOutLoud89  2 months back

                                                                    9:13 is that Daniel Sloss??

                                                                    • Matthew Chaisuwan
                                                                      Matthew Chaisuwan  2 months back

                                                                      Some comparisons seem like a stretch, like that zombie shadow thing. Or the fact that a character is named Ash, apparently, you can't have this name without it being a reference to Evil Dead.
                                                                      Maybe I'm just nitpicking

                                                                      • Mike's Gaming Dungeon
                                                                        Mike's Gaming Dungeon  2 months back

                                                                        No, no. Its an actual reference, if you turn on the zombo-meter subtitles on the dvd it gives you facts and references while playing the movie. It showed that yes, it was a reference to evil dead.

                                                                    • Permotrip
                                                                      Permotrip  2 months back

                                                                      There was no need for this list, the movie references itself ffs lol

                                                                      • To Meme or Not To Meme
                                                                        To Meme or Not To Meme  2 months back

                                                                        In the scene where Shaun and Ed meet up with Liz, Dianne and David, you can hear a fire bell in the background. *tHis is A nOd To ePisODE 14 sEasOn 5 of ThE oFfICE uS in WhiCh DwIgHt sImULaTes a FiRE iN tHE wOrkPlACE.*

                                                                        • Socxpop
                                                                          Socxpop  2 months back

                                                                          Every movie does the running and looking back scene and the shadow thing is just weak

                                                                          • Russian_Water
                                                                            Russian_Water  2 months back

                                                                            You forgot the fence hop trilogy

                                                                            • Haydn Gwilliam
                                                                              Haydn Gwilliam  2 months back

                                                                              The song is zombie nation by kernkraft 400😂

                                                                              • Mr TJM
                                                                                Mr TJM  2 months back

                                                                                7:53 "plays too much resident evil" mmmhm yeah, definatly not because he took too much "cheap speed" before playing resident evil....

                                                                                • Isai Castaneda
                                                                                  Isai Castaneda  2 months back

                                                                                  The fence scene gives homage to Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

                                                                                  • FMphoto Office
                                                                                    FMphoto Office  3 months back

                                                                                    ...and it was fun to watch Harry Potter being ripped to pieces. HP came out in 2001, SOTD in 2004.

                                                                                    • Frontmen
                                                                                      Frontmen  3 months back

                                                                                      You missed the killer queen reference

                                                                                      • Ha fiy
                                                                                        Ha fiy  3 months back

                                                                                        You forgot to mention about queen's song called "dont stop me now".I dont know if I spell it right

                                                                                        • dkphantomdk
                                                                                          dkphantomdk  3 months back

                                                                                          I actually thing these reference are nothing but lucky coincidences. ;)

                                                                                          • Schiesser Ackerman
                                                                                            Schiesser Ackerman  3 months back

                                                                                            You missed the pebble on the floor which is a reference to the avengers infinity war

                                                                                            • Dyaus Allback
                                                                                              Dyaus Allback  3 months back

                                                                                              Edgar Wright is a genius.

                                                                                              • ella burnell
                                                                                                ella burnell  3 months back

                                                                                                You missed reference to the use of Queens music in the bar fight scene