August has been a solid month already, especially since it began with a double feature of Shaun of the Dead/Hot Fuzz hosted by stars Nick Frost, Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright. I’ve been a huge fan of their Cornetto trilogy since I saw Shaun of the Dead way back when. I really hold those two movies along with their TV show Spaced, in very high regard. I’ve always admired their approach to comedy, which they describe as a valentine to the movies that they draw from and clearly admire. This is the reason that their films stand above the slew of parody films like the Scary Movies and stand more as loving homages to the genres they tackle.
So, needless to say, it was a blast to see them in person when they hosted the screening at the Music Box Theater here in Chicago to promote their new film The World’s End. They regaled us with some funny stories, including what they would do in a real zombie Apocalypse and why the extras on the set of Shaun of the Dead thought it was going straight to video.
Also, my week ended with signing with a literary agent (I am now repped by Kaylee Davis and very excited about that) and shaking James Cromwell‘s hand (he seems to be more Farmer Hoggett than American Horror Story in real life). So, yeah, August has been very cool so far. Let us see what the rest of the month holds.