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Edited into 

Funky Pete (2004) (Video)
This is a feature made from the airline version of Shaun of the Dead.

Spin-off 

References 

The Jazz Singer (1927)
"Wait a minute, wait a minute. You ain't heard nothin' yet!"[
King of the Zombies (1941)
Ed says "Who died and made you fucking king of the zombies?"
Son of Dracula (1943)
mirroring conversations; Katherine tells Frank not to use the word "vampire", just as Shaun tells Ed not to use the word "Zombie"
Psycho (1960)
flatmate pete's shadow seen behind the curtain in the bathroom similar to the famous shot
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
The film's soundtrack is tossed at zombies.
Night of the Living Dead (1968)
A scene in the film when Shaun is telling his mother him and his friend are on the way to save her... his friend yells in the Phone... "We're Coming to get you Barbara"
A Clockwork Orange (1971)
The film's soundtrack is tossed at zombies.
The Godfather (1972)
The use of a boiling kettle sound effect as tension builds between characters is a reference to the approaching train sound effect between characters as tension builds.
Night of the Assassins (1974)
The scene where Ed pushes a zombie boy and shouts "Get lost!" is filmed as a reference to a scene in this movie.
Let Sleeping Corpses Lie (1974)
Reference made to crop trials - the cause of the zombie outbreak in 'The Living Dead at the Manchester Morgue' a.k.a Non si deve profanare il sonno dei morti (1974)
Brannigan (1975)
Steve Emerson (John the Bartender) is sent crashing into a barroom jukebox in both films.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
In one scene, Pete comments "look, I've done a lot of stupid things..." and one of the stupid things he mentions doing is "dressing up as Frank-N-Furter." Frank-N-Furter is the mad scientist character portrayed by Tim Curry in the 1975 film "The Rocky Horror Picture Show."
King Kong (1976)
The film's soundtrack is tossed at zombies.
Dawn of the Dead (1978)
Title, various scene recreations, quotes and music
The Deer Hunter (1978)
Shaun (Simon Pegg) is dressed similarly to Christopher Walken in the final reel - complete with red bandana and rifle
Every Which Way But Loose (1978)
Ed impersonates the monkey; title spoken
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)
Many of the opening scenes are shot to look like the early scenes with a few odd things in the background in Invasion of the Body Snatchers. Shaun also includes a petrified, running man in a suite as a homage to that in Invasion of the Body Snatchers.
Alien (1979)
The use of a 360 degree camera pan to establish the Winchester is a subtle reference to the 360 degree pan in Alien. This is confirmed as a subtle reference in the DVD's trivia subtitled track and audio commentaries.
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
Shaun quotes the line "Get behind me" and handles his cricket bat like a lightsabre.
Flash Gordon (1980)
Liz calls Shaun "Flash" when he comes to her rescue.
An American Werewolf in London (1981)
The first "medicine cabinet" scene with Simon Pegg and Peter Serafinowicz was a nod to this film, as noted in the film's DVD's "Zomb-O-Meter."
The Evil Dead (1981)
At Shaun's work, he mentions an employee (who is ill) named "Ash".
Thriller (1983) (TV Short)
They find themselves encircled by zombies and the camera movements are identical to when Michael is in the same situation
Purple Rain (1984)
The guys refuse to throw the Purple Rain soundtrack at zombies
Day of the Dead (1985)
The shop next to Nelson's supermarket (When Shaun buys the Cornetto and Coke), is called Bub's Pizza. Bub is the Zombie that is trained by Dr. Logan from Day of the Dead.
Highlander (1986)
poster in living room
Evil Dead II (1987)
The shot looking down into The Winchester's cellar is identical to a shot looking down into the fruit cellar in Evil Dead 2.
Sign 'o' the Times (1987)
The guys refuse to throw Sign 'o' the Times at zombies
Batman (1989)
The film's soundtrack is tossed at zombies.
Night of the Living Dead (1990)
Ed hits a zombie with the car and cripples him as Ben does in his first scene in Night of The Living Dead (1990)
The Darling Buds of May (1991) (TV Series)
Ed and Shaun both say "Perfick!" (Perfect!) like Pop Larkin.
Mannequin: On the Move (1991)
references the shower scene
Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
The film's soundtrack is tossed at zombies.
Reservoir Dogs (1992)
Shaun says "Stop pointing that gun at my mum" and the Mexican standoff.
Dead Alive (1992)
When Shaun takes the bandages off his mother's lower left arm to find a festering wound, it's the same as in Braindead (another zombie comedy), where the main character removes the bandages from his mother's lower left arm to find a similar wound.
Army of Darkness (1992)
When giving the store meeting, Shaun says that an employee named "Ash" isn't going to be in. In the film Army of Darkness, the main character Ash works in a retail store
Dazed and Confused (1993)
When Shaun climbs out of sunroof in Jaguar Ed shouts "Hey man watch the leather" This is direct quote from Dazed and Confused
Tekken 2 (1995) (Video Game)
referenced in dialogue
Bound (1996)
The film's soundtrack is tossed at zombies.
Spaced (1999) (TV Series)
Character Tyres appears
Spaced: Art (1999) (TV Episode)
The "It's your boyfriend" "Thanks babe" joke is quoted.
Spaced: Battles (1999) (TV Episode)
Pete (played by Peter Serafinowicz) answers his phone with "Dom, hi" in a deep gruff voice, which is a reference to Peter Serafinowicz's guest appearence as Duane Benzy in this episode where he always anwers the phone with "Dom, hi".
Battle Royale (2000)
Posters in bedroom
Rollerball (2002)
The film's soundtrack is tossed at zombies.
The Office: Charity (2002) (TV Episode)
In this episode, Martin Freeman is playing with darts, and shooting them over Lucy Davis' head. In Shaun of the Dead, Lucy's character impales Simon Pegg's character in the head with a dart.
28 Days Later... (2002)
TV mentions Rage virus

Referenced in 

Friday Night with Jonathan Ross: Episode #6.3 (2004) (TV Episode)
Simon Pegg talks in great detail about his then upcoming film, Shaun of the Dead
Richard & Judy: Episode dated 30 March 2004 (2004) (TV Episode)
Simon Pegg & Lucy Davis talk about their upcoming film Shaun of the Dead
Feeding the Masses (2004) (Video)
for comic moments
Edgar & Simon's Flip Chart (2004) (Video)
This title is a making of Shaun of the Dead documentary.
Lucy's Cam (2004) (Video)
This is a behind the scenes feature for Shaun of the Dead.
Simon's Cam (2004) (Video)
This is a behind the scenes feature.
Danger! 50,000 Zombies! (2004) (Short)
Nick asks about whether spades or bats would make good weapons against zombies, to which to zombie hunter replies "Don't be silly, this isn't the movies!" This is a reference to how their characters in "Shaun of the Dead" used a cricket bat and a shovel as weapons against zombies. At another point, Russel says the zombie could just be "a drunk who's lost a bet". This is a reference to the line in this film where someone tells them how to act like a zombie "A sad, vacant expression -like a drunk who's lost a bet"
Fun Dead (2004) (Video)
The characters watch this film on TV as though its a game show.
Shaun of the Dead: EPK Featurette (2004) (Video)
This is a making of documentary of Shaun of the Dead, so they speak about it.
Film Geek (2005)
Scotty mentions it.
Timesplitters: Future Perfect (2005) (Video Game)
the zombie Clip clamp: Do I have red on me?
Land of the Dead (2005)
Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright make a brief appearance in the Zombie themed fair/casino/fighting arena in Land of the Dead.
Hood of the Living Dead (2005) (Video)
comic elements
The Perfect Scary Movie (2005) (TV Movie)
Referenced by name
When Shaun Met George (2005) (Video)
Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright introduce themselves as "The writers of Shaun of the Dead" as well as countless other references
The 50 Greatest Comedy Films (2006) (TV Movie)
Reached #3 in poll, is talked about in great detail.
Clerks II (2006)
Shaun of the Dead poster on the wall in the back of Mooby's
Rescue Me: Zombies (2006) (TV Episode)
After seeing someone who looks like a zombie someone jokingly says "Shaun of the Dead"
Severance (2006)
When Maggie and Steve sit and light up two joints near the end of the film; it almost exactly echoes a similar scene towards the end of Shaun of the Dead where Shaun and Liz smoke together. The placing of the two plus the placing of the dying, overweight comic relief character is almost identical ie. Gordon and Ed from Shaun of the Dead.
Richard & Judy: Episode dated 19 July 2006 (2006) (TV Episode)
Bill Nighy says "I feel like I'm down with the kids now, I've been a zombie, a vampire and now a squid". He was a zombie in this movie and was making reference to it.
Dead Rising (2006) (Video Game)
In the game you can earn a movie called "Zombie Walk". This makes you blend in with the zombies. This is a reference to a scene in this movie.
Deadlands: The Rising (2006)
During the film brians character picks and uses a Crickett Bat as defense against zombies
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross: Episode #11.11 (2006) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in Simon Pegg/David Schwimmer interview.
An Evening with Kevin Smith 2: Evening Harder (2006) (Video)
Kevin is asked a question about the movie, and he says that it was one of his favorite films in the past year.
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross: Episode #11.12 (2006) (TV Episode)
Talked about in Dylan Moran interview.
Hot Fuzz Special (2007) (TV Movie)
The opening music from Shaun of the Dead plays, Edgar Wright mentions wanting to try something new from their last project (this), Simon Pegg mentions the film by name and clips are shown from Hot Fuzz which allude to it.
Hot Fuzz (2007)
Just before Danny joins Nick in the thief chase in the supermarket, he puts a DVD back in a basket. The DVD cover of Shaun Of The Dead can be seen, renamed "Zombies Party" and with a sticker over Simon Pegg's face.
Film 2014: Episode dated 12 March 2007 (2007) (TV Episode)
Mentioned when discussing Hot Fuzz.
Comic Relief 2007: The Big One (2007) (TV Movie)
Mentioned as some of Simon Pegg and Nick Frost's work.
Clay (2007)
A victim is seen wearing a "Shaun of the Dead" T-Shirt
CSI: NY: Boo (2007) (TV Episode)
The "zombie" victim was killed with a cricket bat, the same zombie killing weapon used by Shaun in Shaun of the Dead.
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Monster Madness 2007 Recap (2007) (TV Episode)
James mentions the movie being brilliant for a zombie spoof film.
Z-Day (2007) (Short)
George mentions the tactic of pretending to be zombies to have only worked once...in England
'Hot Fuzz': The Fuzzball Rally (2007) (Video)
mentioned once
No More Heroes (2007) (Video Game)
One of the shirts seen in the closet is a white button-up with a red stain on the breast pocket.
Shark: Shaun of the Dead (2007) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Psych: Shawn (and Gus) of the Dead (2008) (TV Episode)
Title reference
Jeopardy!: Episode #25.14 (2008) (TV Episode)
correct response in "Spoof Films" category
Resident Evil: Degeneration (2008)
Leon uses the awkward phrase "Destroy the brains", as was mentioned and joked about in Shaun of the Dead
Take (2008)
Jeff is wearing an 'I Got Wood' shirt, as worn by Ed in 'Shaun of the Dead'.
Mutant Vampire Zombies from the 'Hood! (2008)
Metnioned in dialogue
Street of the Dead (2008)
The "Things to do" list on the refrigorator is the same message Shaun writes to himself in Shaun of the Dead.
Zombie Girl: The Movie (2009)
"Aim for the head, Shaun of the Dead" T-shirts; poster also shown
World's Greatest Dad (2009)
Lance quotes the explanation Simon Pegg (Shaun) once gave about why his film used slow zombies instead of fast ones
The Inbetweeners: Exam Time (2009) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Garfield's Pet Force (2009) (Video)
One of the zombies is dressed like shaun
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Zombieland/A Serious Man/Whip It (2009) (TV Episode)
Jessica Johnson says "Zombieland" is the American answer to this movie
Life Unexpected: Turtle Undefeated (2010) (TV Episode)
Lux's friends want to go see the movie.
Jeopardy!: Episode #26.162 (2010) (TV Episode)
Subject of an $800 clue in the category "Zombieland"
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Scott Pilgrim vs. the World/Eat Pray Love/The Expendables (2010) (TV Episode)
The director of "Scott Pilgrim" also directed this movie
Happy Video Game Nerd: Clash at Demonhead (2010) (TV Episode)
This film is mentioned, and a behind-the-scenes still is shown.
Top Gear Australia: The Ashes Special (2010) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Ewen Page when the presenters drive through a pack of baboons in a safari park.
Dale of the Dead (2010)
The filmmakers love that movie
Midnight Movie Review: Halloween Horror Top 25, nr. 5: 28 Days Later (2010) (TV Episode)
in overview on recent zombiefilms
Midnight Movie Review: Mr. Horror vs. The Midnight Movie Reviewer (2010) (TV Episode)
compared with Tucker & Dale vs Evil
Top Gear: Episode #16.4 (2011) (TV Episode)
Simon mentions the filming of this film
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.108 (2011) (TV Episode)
Simon Pegg says he got the idea to make "Paul" in the desert while working on the film
Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #1.9 (2011) (TV Episode)
Christy mentions that she loved the film
Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #1.10 (2011) (TV Episode)
Christy mentions the film that Simon Pegg co-wrote
Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #1.11 (2011) (TV Episode)
Christy says "Super" reminded her of the film
Conan: The Title Will Be Added in Later (2011) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned during Simon Pegg's introduction
Chillerama (2011)
When trying to come up with a plan to outmaneuver zombies, a man asks himself, "What would Simon Pegg do?"
Nostalgia Critic: Simon Sez (2011) (TV Episode)
The poster of this movie is seen behind Lupa.
A Night at the Movies: The Horrors of Stephen King (2011) (TV Movie)
still picture
Zombies: A Living History (2011) (TV Movie)
Title of this film appears on screen.
Brows Held High: Andy Warhol's Frankenstein (2011) (TV Episode)
Oancitizen balks at the notion that this got a Criterion release
Conan: It's a Wonderful Life Because of the Internet (2011) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned while introducing Nick Frost
Perfect Therapy (2011) (Short)
Movie poster on Ned's t-shirt
Dead Weight (2012)
"Place that does the fish."
Gossip Girl: Salon of the Dead (2012) (TV Episode)
title reference
Inside the Whore (2012)
DVD is visible.
Rise of the Undead (2013)
Paying homage to an ispirational film to the crew
Rewind This! (2013)
Poster is shown.
Go Goa Gone (2013)
There are several references and homages to this film. The scene where Luv decides to go to Luna's cottage to save her is inspired from Shaun of the Dead. The scene where Luv acts like a zombie is inspired from this film. Also, the scene where the protagonists lock themselves inside a house and find zombies inside is also from this film.
The World's End (2013)
When the group reaches The King's Head Pub, inside can be seen the same Fruit Machine Ed (Nick Frost) was playing in Shaun of the Dead based on the music it plays in the background.
Safe and Sound Video Remix (2013) (Video)
Footage Shown
Nostalgia Critic: Why Do We Love Zombies? (2013) (TV Episode)
mentioned among zombie flicks
Birth of the Living Dead (2013)
DVD is shown.
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Land of the Dead (2013) (TV Episode)
James mentions it
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Survival of the Dead (2013) (TV Episode)
"It's similar in tone to Shaun of the Dead."
Christmas Cruelty! (2013)
Goofy smile
Home Bound (2014) (Short)
DVD shown
Top Gear: Best of Australia: Part 1 (2014) (TV Episode)
in the baboon area one of the guys mentions it's like Shaun of the Dead
Phineas and Ferb: Night of the Living Pharmacists (2014) (TV Episode)
The characters of Shaun and Ed appear, voiced by their live-action actors, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost.
Perfect Therapy 3: Dawn of the Bite (2014) (Short)
Referenced by Ned

Features 

Khel Khel Mein (1975)
The song "Humne tumko dekha" is being played on the radio when Shaun enters Indian man's shop for the first time.
Channel 4 News (1982) (TV Series)
On TV
Sky News at Five (1989) (TV Series)
On TV
Five News (1998) (TV Series)
On TV
Trisha (1998) (TV Series)
On TV
T4 (1998) (TV Series)
appears on TV
Timesplitters 2 (2002) (Video Game)
Played throughout film

Featured in 

Friday Night with Jonathan Ross: Episode #6.3 (2004) (TV Episode)
2 clips are shown.
The British Comedy Awards 2004 (2004) (TV Special)
A clip is shown when it's nominated.
Shaun of the Dead: EPK Featurette (2004) (Video)
Clips are shown.
When Shaun Met George (2005) (Video)
Clips are shown.
The 50 Greatest Comedy Films (2006) (TV Movie)
Reached #3 in poll, clips are shown.
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross: Episode #11.12 (2006) (TV Episode)
Clip shown in Dylan Moran interview.
Starz presents Zombie Mania (2008) (TV Movie)
scenes of film
Starz Inside: Fantastic Flesh (2008) (TV Movie)
Talked about, clips used.
Loose Women: Episode #13.220 (2009) (TV Episode)
Clip shown.
Great Movie Mistakes (2010) (TV Movie)
Clips of mistakes shown
The Hour: Episode #7.34 (2010) (TV Episode)
Footage shown during Edgar Wright's bio segment.
Scream 4 (2011)
Jill and Kirby watch the movie on a TV in Jill's upstair bedroom.
Bad Movie Beatdown: Van Helsing (2011) (TV Episode)
clips shown
Oh, We Review!: 'Shaun of the Dead' Review (2012) (TV Episode)
This episode reviews the film
The Blockbuster Buster: The Three Flavors Cornetto Trilogy (2014) (TV Episode)
movie is reviewed
Doc of the Dead (2014)
Footage Shown
Nostalgia Critic: What You Never Knew About Hot Fuzz (2014) (TV Episode)
also scored by Nick Angel

Spoofs 

It's a Knockout (1966) (TV Series)
Zombie version on TV
Dawn of the Dead (1978)
The movie is a n affectionate tribute to the original "Dead of the Dead" movie
Day of the Dead (1985)
The opening shot of a "zombie shadow" is a reference to that in "Day of the Dead". Also, David's death is filmed to look just like Cpt. Rhode's death in "Day of the Dead".
Reservoir Dogs (1992)
Scene re-enacted

Spoofed in 

The Man Who Would Be Shaun (2004) (Video)
It was shot during the shooting of Shaun of the Dead, features the same dialogue as one scene in Shaun of the Dead and the same scenes and costumes.
Scary Movie 4 (2006)
The scene of beating up the zombies
Hot Fuzz (2007)
The "What's the matter? Never taken a shortcut before?" scene is re-enacted but this time Nick Frost just smashes straight through the fence and falls over. The "Want anything from the shop?" "Cornetto" dialogue is also re-done, but this time Pegg and Frost swap lines.
Community: Epidemiology (2010) (TV Episode)
When Annie gets pulled through the broken window into the mob of zombies
Done in 60 Seconds. With Clay.: Shaun of the Dead (2011) (TV Episode)
A 60 second version done in claymation.

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