In the most obvious point on this list, the films title Shaun of the Dead is a play-on-words from George A. Romeros 1978 zombie movie classic Dawn of the Dead, and features a similar plot about people being drawn to places with creature comforts to hole up. In Romeros film, it happens to be a mall, but in this film its a pub. Ironically the film was released just several weeks after Zack Snyder's Dawn of the Dead remake. An alternate title for Edgar Wright's film was Tea-time of the Dead. Clearly, the other title has less of a ring to it.