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Sunday, October 19, 2014

Unholy Grails: Shaun of the Dead Promotional Beanie

I distinctly remember in 2004 that a theater not far from home was playing SHAUN OF THE DEAD on opening night, and the newspaper advertisement declared that if you attended the showing dressed as a zombie, you would get a free promotional beanie.  It was black, with a target on the forehead and the slogan "Aim For The Head."  I desperately wanted to go, but all of my friends who should have been interested didn't think that the movie would be any good.

Flash forward to six months or so down the line after they had all seen the film on DVD, and they were proclaiming it the funniest thing that they had seen all year.

So I never got my SHAUN OF THE DEAD beanie.  I'm not sure how many there are in existence, but they must be pretty rare--I could scarcely find any information about it on the internet.  There were a few old message board posts by people who had received one, but that's pretty much it.  I scoured the web for literal hours, looking for a scan of the newspaper ad that offered the beanie but came up empty.  In fact, the only visual proof that I could find was this very small photograph from an E-bay auction that has already ended.

Shaun of the Dead - Promotional Hat and Shirt
Aim for the Head

Hopefully some day one of these beanies will turn up on my radar at a reasonable price.  Though it might be dangerous for me to actually wear it if I decide to dress up like the undead for Halloween.


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