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Nothing is better than blood and ice cream.

Wait! What??? Obviously the physical, and literal, combination of blood and ice cream is probably pretty gross and unsanitary. Well, unless you were a vampire, hematophagic person, or  blood-drinking bat who happens to come across a vast massacre of some sort at their local ice cream convention. Then you’d be pretty lucky. So good on you, mate! /highfive.

Confused? That’s alright, we’re not talking about the literal combination of ice cream and blood. The Blood and Ice Cream Trilogy, or the Cornetto Trilogy, is the name given to the three movies: Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, and The World’s End. 

“Why” you ask.

Well let me explain.

The short and sweet version: it was completely by accident until somebody (a journalist) pointed out that in both Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz there was a few references to the ice cream cones. Several over-thinkers caught on to this and linked Edgar Wright’s subconscious decision to  Krzysztof Kieślowski‘s Three Colours film trilogy. Pegg, Frost, and Wright thought it was hilarious and it stuck. Plus they got lots of free ice cream and who doesn’t love free ice cream.

The three flavors of the Cornetto Trilogy are:

Artist: Andrew Kolb

Strawberry | Shaun of the Dead

Why: Well first off, if you haven’t seen Shaun of the Dead (SHAME ON YOU) go watch it right this now before you read any further. You’re back? GREAT! Where was I? Oh. Duh. The reason why there’s an association between the strawberry Cornetto and Shaun of the Dead is the gratuitous amounts of blood, guts, and gore – aka the strawberry goo on top of every strawberry Cornetto. “You’ve got red on you” is a little bit of an understatement.

Artist: Andrew Kolb

Original | Hot Fuzz

Why? [INSERT GO WATCH THE MOVIE HERE BEFORE YOU READ ANY FURTHER P.S.A] The original cone: chocolate with a few nuts and vanilla ice cream. A classic. A cone for the ‘good ole boy.’ Simon Pegg’s character, Nickolas Angel, is that good ole boy who follows all the rules and guidelines to a tee. Also, the reference to the original cone’s wrapper being blue and the police force being associated with the color blue.

Artist: Andrew Kolb

Mint Chocolate | The World’s End

Why? [IT COMES OUT IN THEATERS TOMORROW, GO WATCH IT – AND WHILE YOU’RE WATCHING IT LOOK FOR THESE LITTLE GEMS] Simply, it’s all about the color. The mint ice cream is green. Green is a color associated with aliens. Aliens are part of science fiction. The World’s End is a science fiction movie. BAM! Glad you arrived with me on that.


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