Google+

BBC Culture

Talking Movies

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.

If you would like to comment on this story or anything else you have seen on BBC Culture, head over to our Facebook page or message us on Twitter.

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.