Special “Shaun of the Dead” Screening Held At Greek Theatre

By Creative Media Times

Focus Features

A special Halloween week screening of British horror comedy film Shaun of the Dead was held last week at The Greek Theatre in Los Angeles. The event is part of Focus 15, an initiative that commemorates the founding of worldwide film company Focus Features 15 years ago.

The company teamed up with Fandango, the “ultimate digital network for all things movies” in putting the outdoor zombie screening of the movie together at the Greek Theatre. The event was hosted by Fandango’ Fandango’s Alicia Malone with the film’s director Edgar Wright also in attendance together with star Lucy Davis who played Diane in Shaun of the Dead”.

Written by Wright and English actor Simon Pegg, the film was originally released in 2004 and was a commercial and critical hit. It starred Pegg in the title Shaun, a lovelorn loser who was dumped by his girlfriend, and had to deal with his obnoxious stepfather. Things take a turn for the worse a zombie apocalypse threatened to destroy all of England and its up to Shaun to redeem himself.

‘Shawn’ was the first film in the comedic genre film series The Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy. It was follow by Hot Fuzz in 2007 and The World’s End in 2013. All three films in the series were also directed by Wright which he co-wrote with Pegg.