“We’re coming to get you Barbara,” shouts Ed down the phone to Shaun’s mum. It’s an echo of the first line of
Night Of The Living Dead
, where a brother scares his sister with the words, “they’re coming to get you Barbara.”
Why It’s Great:
Shaun Of The Dead
is so jam-packed with zombie in-jokes, it’s hard to single any out for special praise, but this one sticks in the memory for some reason. Top class geekery from Edgar Wright.
If It Was Reversed:
It actually has been; Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright had blink-and-you-miss-them zombie cameos in Romero's
Land Of The Dead,
released a year after
We deeply wish the line 'you've got red on you.' had made an appearance though.