Video Archives: Shaun of the Dead – UK Trailer (2004)

Here’s a trailer for a little film I made with Mr. Pegg in sunny North London* in the summer of 2003.

This is the UK trailer which uses the Ash track Orpheus and not the US trailer which used L7’s Pretend That We’re Dead (A selection I hated with a passion. Still makes me moan whenever I see it.)

(*Most of it was in North London – save the Winchester exterior in…uh…sunny Millwall)

  • Peter Urkowitz

    Aw, no love for L7 around here? Maybe it wasn’t a good choice for the SOTD trailer, but “Pretend We’re Dead” is a great song! I just watched a few live versions of it on YouTube, and those women put on a hell of a show!

    Ah well, to each their own…

  • Peter Urkowitz

    Aw, no love for L7 around here? Maybe it wasn’t a good choice for the SOTD trailer, but “Pretend We’re Dead” is a great song! I just watched a few live versions of it on YouTube, and those women put on a hell of a show!

    Ah well, to each their own…

  • A little movie? Hehehe…
    Man, this is the greatest zombie movie ever!!!

    I just saw it again yesterday with some friends who had never before heard of Shaun of the Dead. Everybody loved it!!! All of them laughed and even got scared some times.

    The US trailer… Well, to see it is an awful way to spoil several key scenes. Not to mention the music selection can’t stand a chance against the tracks you guys used.

  • A little movie? Hehehe…
    Man, this is the greatest zombie movie ever!!!

    I just saw it again yesterday with some friends who had never before heard of Shaun of the Dead. Everybody loved it!!! All of them laughed and even got scared some times.

    The US trailer… Well, to see it is an awful way to spoil several key scenes. Not to mention the music selection can’t stand a chance against the tracks you guys used.

  • Slick

    Really should’ve watched that before commenting earlier. But I just realized, I don’t believe I’ve ever seen that particular trailer. I’d remember “The Gonk” at the end, I think. And completely daft question, but…that is Simon doing the voiceover, right?

    • Peter Serafinowicz doing the voiceover!

      • crikey it sounded like simon attempting to put on a grumbley voice in a strange imitation of the voiceover man from what seems like every other trailer…no offence to peter serafinowicz….don’t hink his other impressions would’ve suited…well certainly not Wogan..although that would’ve definately defined it as British haha

      • Slick

        Of COURSE! I still can’t believe that’s him doing the voice in the video game at the beginning of SHAUN. It’s almost creepy it’s so uncanny. The man’s gifted.

  • Slick

    L7…blecch. And Millwall’s only sunny if you’re wearing blue and white!

  • Slick

    Really should’ve watched that before commenting earlier. But I just realized, I don’t believe I’ve ever seen that particular trailer. I’d remember “The Gonk” at the end, I think. And completely daft question, but…that is Simon doing the voiceover, right?

    • Peter Serafinowicz doing the voiceover!

      • jon

        crikey it sounded like simon attempting to put on a grumbley voice in a strange imitation of the voiceover man from what seems like every other trailer…no offence to peter serafinowicz….don’t hink his other impressions would’ve suited…well certainly not Wogan..although that would’ve definately defined it as British haha

      • Slick

        Of COURSE! I still can’t believe that’s him doing the voice in the video game at the beginning of SHAUN. It’s almost creepy it’s so uncanny. The man’s gifted.

  • Slick

    L7…blecch. And Millwall’s only sunny if you’re wearing blue and white!

  • John Darc

    If you hated whatever that song is you put into the US trailer so much, why did you use it? Also, how are trailers cut differently for different regions? Do you give us Americans more exploding stuff and penis jokes?

    • Sometimes those decisions are not yours to make…

  • John Darc

    If you hated whatever that song is you put into the US trailer so much, why did you use it? Also, how are trailers cut differently for different regions? Do you give us Americans more exploding stuff and penis jokes?

    • Sometimes those decisions are not yours to make…

  • I remember when I first heard the news that the Spaced boys were making a movie I about fell off my rocker. I know you hear this a lot but I’ll say it any way “Shaun of the Dead is an amazing movie definitely my favorite”.

  • I remember when I first heard the news that the Spaced boys were making a movie I about fell off my rocker. I know you hear this a lot but I’ll say it any way “Shaun of the Dead is an amazing movie definitely my favorite”.

  • FairyGodmoose

    Nice, I’ve never seen the UK trailer. On a related note, “The Gonk” is quite possibly one of the catchiest songs known to man, and I would like to thank you for introducing it to me. My friends and family, however, would like to strangle you for the exact same reason.

    Buh-dum-bum-bum, buh-dum-bum-bum, buh-dum-bum-buh-duh-duh-duh-duh-duh-dum!

  • FairyGodmoose

    Nice, I’ve never seen the UK trailer. On a related note, “The Gonk” is quite possibly one of the catchiest songs known to man, and I would like to thank you for introducing it to me. My friends and family, however, would like to strangle you for the exact same reason.

    Buh-dum-bum-bum, buh-dum-bum-bum, buh-dum-bum-buh-duh-duh-duh-duh-duh-dum!

  • Jessica

    I saw this movie about a month or so back on Comedy Central here in FL & I was laughing at just about every scene. 😀 Great movie.

    I loved all whip pans you used. Totally looking forward to seeing that in SP. ^.^

  • Jessica

    I saw this movie about a month or so back on Comedy Central here in FL & I was laughing at just about every scene. 😀 Great movie.

    I loved all whip pans you used. Totally looking forward to seeing that in SP. ^.^

  • Jay

    L7’s involvement in cinema should begin and end with their appearance in Serial Mom.

  • Jay

    L7’s involvement in cinema should begin and end with their appearance in Serial Mom.

  • Dylan 37

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  • Dylan 37

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  • Love the Gonk.

  • Love the Gonk.

  • Annabelle

    Sweet 😀 I don’t think I’ve ever seen a trailer or anything until I saw this on DVD with a friend. It was my first zombie movie. Aaaah the days of ignorance 😛 I don’t miss em.

  • Annabelle

    Sweet 😀 I don’t think I’ve ever seen a trailer or anything until I saw this on DVD with a friend. It was my first zombie movie. Aaaah the days of ignorance 😛 I don’t miss em.

  • BenjaminReid

    I think this trailer catches the essence of the film much better than that of the American trailer.

  • BenjaminReid

    I think this trailer catches the essence of the film much better than that of the American trailer.

  • Cynthia

    I definitely like this trailer better than the US version…but the US version got me interested and into the theater, so it didn’t suck completely. 😉

  • Cynthia

    I definitely like this trailer better than the US version…but the US version got me interested and into the theater, so it didn’t suck completely. 😉

  • S-p-e-n-c-e-r

    That is like a gabillion times more awesome then the American trailer.

  • S-p-e-n-c-e-r

    That is like a gabillion times more awesome then the American trailer.