Contributor ("Edgar Wright's Top Ten 'Ouch! I'm sorry, but That Has Got to Hurt!' Moments in Horror Films, plus One Very Honorable Mention" list) to The Book of Lists: Horror by Scott Bradley, Amy Wallace, and Del Howison (HarperCollins, 2008)
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Edgar Wright Here Wright Now
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I've always been fascinated by horror films and genre films. And horror films harbored a fascination for me and always have been something I've wanted to watch and wanted to make. Equally, I'm very fascinated by comedy. I suppose the reason that [An American Werewolf in London
(1981)] changed my life is that very early on in my film-watching experiences, I saw a film that was so sophisticated in ...
According to the June 2007 issue of Empire magazine, the films that most influenced Wright were Raising Arizona
(1987), Run Lola Run
(1998) ("Run Lola Run"), Dirty Harry
(1971), Raiders of the Lost Ark
(1981), Hard Boiled
(1992) ("Hard Boiled"), The Evil Dead
(1981), and The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
(1966) ("The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly").
[Parody] Every film (and episode of Spaced
(1999) (TV series)_) is a parody of a certain genre or film (Shaun of the Dead
(2004) parodies zombie horror, Hot Fuzz
(2007) parodies cop action-adventures, etc.).