Why We Cannot Wait For…….The World’s End Guest Writer May 13, 2013 Features 2954 By Natasha Harmer We have to wait until August, but we are already pretty amped for The Worldâ€™s End. In case you donâ€™t know (weâ€™d be surprised, but what the heck), The Worldâ€™s End is a science-fiction comedy in which a group of friends reunite to try and top their epic pub crawl from 20 years ago, only to become humankindâ€™s only hope for survival. The trailer and images that surfaced this week have done nothing to dim that excitement – Simon Pegg and Nick Frost seem to be back to their hilarious selves with some brilliant additions to the cast including Eddie Marsan, Rosamund Pike and Martin Freeman. It looks to be a hilarious science-fiction romp fitting with the other two films in the trilogy; Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz. Thereâ€™s been quite a long break since Hot Fuzzâ€™s release in 2007, so lets hope The Worldâ€™s End can meet our expectations In my excitement and anticipation for the third film, I thought Iâ€™d take a look back at the other two films in the â€˜cornetto trilogyâ€™ and see what makes them so greatâ€¦ Â The Red Strawberry Cornetto: Shaun of the Dead Released in 2004Â Shaun of the DeadÂ was the start of a stream of zom-com horror films and marked something of a milestone in contemporary horror. SinceÂ Shaun of the DeadÂ there have been streams of horror comedies, particularly concerning zombies, both in the UK and the US for exampleÂ Zombieland, Dog HouseÂ and more recentlyÂ Cockneys Vs Zombies. Shaun of the DeadÂ has gone down in history as one of the first in this horror comedy/zom com trend, previously horror comedies had been dabbled with butÂ Shaun of the DeadÂ reached a different kind of success. Simon PeggÂ andÂ Nick FrostÂ have a brilliant chemistry and theyâ€™re bothÂ hystericallyÂ funny. Mix any horror film with the British sense of humour and you have a fantastic movie; just look atÂ Dog Soldiers! Unlike a lot of American attempts at horror comedy,Â Shaun of the DeadÂ touched on humour thatâ€™s subtle, witty and dry. It has that bleak atmosphere and a strange kind of cinematic beauty that makes it feel real. The American versionÂ Zombieland,Â which came out in 2009, is your typical brash, bright andÂ hilarious film that relies more on over the top humour. Donâ€™t get me wrong,Â ZombielandÂ is one of my favourite films! But there is a clear difference in the type of humour, andÂ Shaun of the DeadÂ is vastly more memorable and successful worldwide than Zombieland. Simon PeggÂ andÂ Nick FrostÂ made their mark with this film and gained a solid audience. The cornetto trilogy had been a plan in the making and they kicked it off with strawberry. Anyone unfamiliar with this theme throughout the three films; each film contains a scene where the characters eat a cornetto, and each cornetto is colour coordinated to the film; the strawberry representing the blood and gore inÂ Shaun of the Dead. Arguably one of the best horror comedies so far full stop,Â Shaun of the DeadÂ is no doubt going to be one of those films that sticks around for ever, and never gets boring. Â The Blue â€˜Originalâ€™ Cornetto: Hot Fuzz Hot FuzzÂ is a brilliant black comedy about a London police officer that finds himself transferred to a small town in the country. The small town representation is predominantly what makes the film funny, that and the ridiculous twist at the end!Â Simon Peggâ€™sÂ talent with dry humour, andÂ Nick Frostâ€™sÂ bumbling nature combine once again to make this film darkly funny, delivering everything good about the British sense of humour. Hot FuzzÂ didnâ€™t make as much of a mark asÂ Shaun of the DeadÂ and is slightly less memorable. Of course,Â Shaun of the DeadÂ was hard to follow, but by the timeÂ Hot FuzzÂ was released (in 2007) black comedy was more prevalent, andÂ Hot FuzzÂ struggled to be something weÂ hadnâ€™t seen before. That being said evenÂ Hot FuzzÂ is one of a kind. There has yet to be a film, British or otherwise, that quite matches the level of humour, clever performances and hysterically ridiculous gore. Nothing, that I can think of, comes close to either of these films and theyâ€™re in a league of their own in terms of black comedy. This is largely down to the performances and casting, but the aesthetics of both the films and just everything about the way theyâ€™re constructed gives them a uniqueness thatâ€™s yet to be matched. The only film that comes to mind isÂ Dog Soldiers,Â but with its dark horror elements and very subtle humour itâ€™s almost a genre unto itself, and doesnâ€™t particularly compare.