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Edgar Wright's top 5 comic horror moments

The director of cult rom-zom-com Shaun Of The Dead and executive producer of Sightseers talked Film4.com through his top five moments in comedy horror when we spoke to him back in 2004

  • Evil Dead 2

    Evil Dead II: Dead by Dawn (1987) Sam Raimi

    The possessed hand sequence. Stooges violence, the squeaky Tom & Jerry voices made by the hand, the classic "Who's laughing now? Who's laughing NOWWWWWWWW?" Followed closely by Ash's immortal "Groovy".

  • An American Werewolf In London

    An American Werewolf In London (1981) John Landis

    Naked David Kessler running around London Zoo and half-inching a young boy's balloons, culminating in the classic deadpan child actor reaction: "A naked American man stole my balloons!" "Where is that kid now?" a nation cries out.

  • Braindead

    Braindead (1992) Peter Jackson

    "The Devil is among us, and I kick arse for the lord." Thus begins the best kung fu vicar fighting supercharged zombies scene ever. Matchless splatstick comedy.

  • Film4 Starship Troopers

    Starship Troopers (1997) Paul Verhoeven

    In the aftermath of a bug attack, Michael Ironside examines the massive hole in a wounded soldier's head, before turning, almost to camera, and declaring, "They sucked out his brain!" Priceless. A highly underrated comedy classic.

  • Death Line

    Death Line (1973) Gary Sherman

    An inbred cannibal man born and raised in the tunnels under Russell Square Tube, both empathises and terrorises a kidnapped young lady with the only phrase in the English language he knows: "Mind the doors, Mind the doors!" One of the greatest pieces of monster acting ever.

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