- Many of the Zombie extras are fans of the TV series Spaced, which also starred Simon Pegg and Nick Frost and was also directed by Edgar Wright. They were recruited through the ‘Spaced Out’ fan website to be in the film.
- Shaun works at Foree Electronics. Ken Foree was one of the stars of Dawn of the Dead (1978).
- At one point, Ed warns Shaun’s mum: We’re coming to get you, Barbara. This line is a reference to a line from the beginning of George Romero’s seminal zombie movie Night of the Living Dead.
- The game that Ed is playing throughout the movie is Timesplitters 2. The Timesplitters themselves are dimension-hopping zombies.
- At the end of the film, as Shaun flicks through TV channels, a voice can be heard saying that claims that ‘the epidemic was due to rage infected monkeys have now been dismissed as b..’ Liz turns off before the voice can finish the sentence. The voice is referencing 28 Days Later… (2002), another British zombie movie.
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Buttercup: I fear I’ll never see you again.
Westley: Of course you will.
Buttercup: But what if something happens to you?
Westley: Hear this now: I will always come for you.
Buttercup: But how can you be sure?
Westley: This is True Love. You think this happens every day?