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BASEMENT BOOK SHELF: “You’ve Got Red on You: How Shaun of the Dead Was Brought to Life” by Clark Collis

There can be no question that the 2004 zombie film SHAUN OF THE DEAD is one of the greatest zombie films ever made. The horror comedy stands up to repeated viewings and features many nods to George Romero. All around, it’s just a really fun movie. “You’ve Got Red on You: How Shaun of the Dead Was Brought to Life” by Clark Collis is the definitive guide to this amazing film.

You’ve Got Red on You” details the previously untold story of 2004’s SHAUN OF THE DEAD, the hilarious, terrifying horror-comedy whose fan base continues to grow and grow. After consulting dozens of the people involved in the creation of the film, author Clark Collis reveals how a group of friends overcame seemingly insurmountable odds to make a movie that would take bites out of both the UK and the US box office before ascending to the status of bona fide comedy classic.

You’ve Got Red on You: How Shaun of the Dead Was Brought to Life” features in-depth interviews with director Edgar Wright, producer Nira Park, and cast members Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Kate Ashfield, Bill Nighy, Lucy Davis, and Coldplay singer Chris Martin. The book also boasts a treasure trove of storyboards, rare behind-the-scenes photos, and commentary from famous fans of the movie, including filmmakers Quentin Tarantino and Eli Roth, Walking Dead executive producer Greg Nicotero, and World War Z author Max Brooks.

This book is as fun to read as it is to watch the film SHAUN OF THE DEAD. It is fascinating to see how not only the movie was developed, but how the friendships between all of the key players developed, especially between Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. Though the book is big (424 pages), it is a quick read. If you are a fan of the film, you will be a fan of the book. Clark Collis is an excellent writer as well, bringing these stories to life in a way that oftentimes will bring a smile to your face.

You’ve Got Red on You: How Shaun of the Dead Was Brought to Life” is a must-have for any movie library, even if you are not a fan of horror films. It is also very reasonably priced, especially for what you are getting. Now is also time to purchase it. This book features red-foil gilded page edges, foil cover elements and a black-satin ribbon marker. A lot of time and care went into this book and it shows. All involved should be commended. This is a book you will not be able to put down.

Don’t forget to read the other blogs in my BASEMENT BOOK SHELF series.

~David Albaugh

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