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'Want anything from the shop?'
'Cornetto.'
—Danny Butterman and Nicholas Angel, Hot Fuzz

The Blood and Ice Cream trilogy is an unofficial name of a trilogy of films written by Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg, given for two recurring motifs in the films: copious amounts of blood, and Cornetto ice cream. It is also called the Three Flavours Cornetto trilogy.

The three films of the trilogy are affectionate parodies of their respective genres: Shaun of the Dead the zombie movie, Hot Fuzz the buddy cop movie, and The World's End the sci-fi apocalypse movie. These films have been heralded as clever British comedies by the majority of critics and normal people across the world, and have coined several now-immortal phrases, such as 'Can I get any of you ****s a drink?' and 'Jog on'.

The films are also renowned for outrageously large amounts of Ho Yay between the characters played by Simon Pegg and Nick Frost (Shaun and Ed in Shaun, Angel and Danny in Fuzz, Gary and Andy in World's End), which has generated more than its fair share of slashfic on the Pit.

I'm not kidding. Not even British parody/comedy is safe from fanfic.

Films in the Blood and Ice Cream Trilogy[]

  • Shaun of the Dead (2004)
    • Also starring: Kate Ashfield (Liz), Dylan Moran (Dave), Lucy Davis (Dianne), Bill Nighy (Philip), Penelope Wilton (Barbara)
    • Synopsis: Shaun, a slacker who has just been dumped by his girlfriend, Liz, because of his lack of motivation and inability to keep promises, has an epiphany and decides to sort his life out. However, his epiphany comes at the same time as a zombie apocalypse, and he, his flatmate Ed, Liz and her flatmates Dave and Dianne, and Shaun's mother Barbara and stepdad Philip must fend for themselves in the face of zombie death.
    • Flavour: strawberry (red wrapper).
  • Hot Fuzz (2007)
    • Also starring: Jim Broadbent (Inspector Frank Butterman), Timothy Dalton (Simon Skinner), Paddy Considine (DS Andy Wainwright), Rafe Spall (DC Andy Cartwright)
    • Synopsis: Sergeant Nicholas Angel is the best police officer in the London Metropolitan Service, and his skills are making the rest of the cops in the area look bad. In response to this, his superiors transfer him to the sleepy, murder-free (but accident-heavy) town of Sandford, where he and his inept police buddy Danny Butterman must solve a sudden spate of grisly murders.
    • Flavour: original (blue wrapper).
  • The World's End (2013)
    • Also starring: Paddy Considine (Steven Prince), Martin Freeman (Oliver Chamberlain), Eddie Marsan (Peter Page), Rosamund Pike (Sam Chamberlain)
    • Synopsis: Gary King, an immature 40-year-old, tracks down his four childhood friends (Andy, Steven, Oliver and Peter) and drives them back to their hometown, Newton Haven, to have another go at an infamous pub crawl that they failed as teenagers – but this time, Gary wants to make it to the final pub, the World's End. However, once they get there, they find the town and the inhabitants have been taken over by robots.
    • Flavour: mint chocolate chip (green wrapper).
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