The Three Flavours Cornetto trilogy (also known as the Blood and Ice Cream trilogy) is a series of films directed by Edgar Wright, written by Wright and Simon Pegg, produced by Nira Park, and starring Pegg and Nick Frost. The films are Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz and The World's End.
Each film in the trilogy is connected to a Cornetto ice cream flavour – both of the films released to date feature scenes in which one of the main characters purchases a Cornetto of the appropriate flavour. Shaun of the Dead features a red strawberry flavoured Cornetto, which signifies the film's bloody and gory elements, Hot Fuzz includes the blue original Cornetto, to signify the police element to the film, and The World's End will feature the green mint choc-chip flavour. The use of the three flavours/colours of Cornetto is a reference to Krzysztof Kieślowski's Three Colours film trilogy. Martin Freeman and Rafe Spall are the only actors, outside of Pegg and Frost, to appear in every film of the trilogy. The films are fast-paced and parody mainstream film genres.
Shaun of the Dead 
The first film in the series is Shaun of the Dead, a 2004 zombie comedy. The film stars Simon Pegg alongside Nick Frost. Pegg plays Shaun, a man attempting to get some kind of focus in his life as he deals with his girlfriend, his mother and stepfather. At the same time, he has to cope with an apocalyptic uprising of zombies.
Hot Fuzz 
The second film in the series is Hot Fuzz, a 2007 buddy cop action comedy. The film stars Simon Pegg and Nick Frost as two police officers attempting to solve a series of mysterious deaths in a small English village.
The World's End 
The third film in the series is The World's End, a 2013 science-fiction comedy. The film follows a group of friends, led by Simon Pegg, reattempting an epic pub crawl during an alien invasion.
Recurring cast 
Various actors have appeared in more than one of the Three Flavours Cornetto trilogy films. These are:
Box office 
|Shaun of the Dead
||9 April 2004
||14 February 2007
|The World's End
||19 July 2013
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