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The World’s End: A British sci-fi comedy pub crawl

The World’s End, from the makers of Shaun of the Dead, lovingly references genres including zombie and apocalypse movies. Al Moloney meets the brains behind a truly bonkers film.

Nine years ago the British filmmaking trio of Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost delighted audiences with their zombie comedy Shaun of the Dead. They followed it up with Hot Fuzz and now they’re back with The World’s End, the final film in their trilogy.

The latest offering revolves around a pub crawl that takes on an altogether weirder edge as the night goes on, lovingly referencing film genres while situating their characters in the most mundane of British settings. It's a marriage of Hollywood aesthetic and thought with the everyday of British life – if British life involved zombies, serial killers and an impending apocalypse.

Al Moloney discusses the film with Simon Pegg and Nick Frost.

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