George A. Romero's Diary of the Dead

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Artfire Films Released 2008

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Director:
George A. Romero
Released:
2008
Rating:
R
George A. Romero's Diary of the Dead is the fifth entry in the legendary horror filmmaker's celebrated zombie franchise that successfully reboots his concept, taking it back to its beginnings and reviving, pun intended, the zombie plague for a new generation. In the midst of a group of film students' production of a no-budget mummy movie, the unburied dead begin to come back to life and start seeking human victims. The country is in a state of siege, and the students decide to pile into their production Winnebago to try and outrun the zombie plague. But the fun doesn't stop there. They decide to continue to put their cameras to use and document the phenomenon for posting on the internet, for the sake of future history ' or their own personal glory. Along the way they encounter various survivors of the phenomenon including a troop of AWOL National Guardsmen, on their way to the safety of one of their family's mansions.moreless

Metacritic Score

  • 90

    Variety Eddie Cockrell

    Gripping, intimate genre triumph.

  • 60

    The New York Times Manohla Dargis

    The body has its needs, and one of the problems with Diary of the Dead is that it doesn't get into your body; it doesn't shake you up, jolt you, make you shiver and squeak. It's cl...

  • 50

    Los Angeles Times Carina Chocano

    The movie suffers from the same malaise Romero diagnoses in society. It's just too mediated to be scary, despite its zeal for gore. You can't feel the characters' fear, and they do...

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Horror, Suspense

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Zombies,Vampires & Monsters, B-Movie Horror, Independent, Horror Masters, Thrillers