George A. Romero's Diary of the Dead Movie Information

Movie Information

Overall Rank: 12196

Average Rating: 2.3/4

# of Ratings: 66

Theatrical Release Date: 02/15/2008

Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 05/20/2008

Language: English

Genre: Horror, Thriller

MPAA Rating: R

Director: George A. Romero

Actors: Nick Alachiotis, Matt Birman, Joshua Close, Laura DeCarteret, Amy Ciupak Lalonde

Plot: As the dead begin to rise, film student Jason Creed records a video diary of the events along with his friends and professor. Through his lens, the chaos and madness is there for the world to see, if they can survive. -- Chris Kavan

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Rating of
2/4

dukeakasmudge - wrote on 09/12/2011

Im NOT sure if I liked this movie or not.I kinda liked it & I kinda hated it.I love all the other George Romero zombie flicks but this 1 was WAY different then the rest.Maybe I have to go back & watch it a couple dozen more times

Rating of
2.5/4

BmovieJosh - wrote on 09/28/2009

I usually hate films that are shot in first person because they make me sick most of the time, but with this film it's different. It is different. The camera seem to be more in focus and this film is better directed then the other first person films like "The Blair Witch Project."

Rating of
1.5/4

Snoogans - wrote on 08/13/2008

Romero's weakest zombie film. There was potential here with the premise. That is squandered by wrongful execution of a 'found footage' narrative and a dumbed down message fed to us by bad narration. The kills are still cool and it's not boring. Just many weird filmmaking mistakes for the attempted sub-genre.

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Matthew Brady
Matthew Brady
Movie God

Rating of
1.5/4

Diary of the Dead - Movie Review

Matthew Brady - wrote on 01/01/2014

I don't know if George A. Romero knows how cameras work, because the camera literally has clear audio even when the characters are having small conversations too far away for a camera to pick up anything. It's like everyone got a mic on them.

The one thing I notice in this movie that I never thought about before, is that every time there was a zombie attack, it's always caught on camera and just by the way it was perfectly shot in time for someone to come behind it to shoot or stab it. It would be a lot better if someone died or gets attacked off camera, because it would add a lot to this movie and keeps you guessing on when the next attack happens.

The acting was a bit off at times, the effect's are really dated, and the characters are a bunch of idiots.

Yojimbo
Yojimbo
Movie God

Rating of
2.5/4

"Diary Of The Dead" by Yojimbo

Yojimbo - wrote on 04/05/2012

A group of film students attempt to document the descent of society into chaos as the dead begin to rise again and feast on the living. I had a creeping dread of this film because I had the horrible feeling it would just be The Blair Zombie Project, particularly after witnessing the shapeless waste of an hour and a half that was Cloverfield, but the latest in George Romero's "dead" series actually works reasonably well. The use of multiple cameras intercut with faux internet footage and closed circuit TV gives rather more scope for dramatic momentum than the usual sole first person perspective and the mockumentary approach gives the film the kind of structure woefully lacking in Cloverfield. Unfortunately it still suffers from the unavoidable weakness of this sub-genre. The acting ropey …

ZJW
ZJW
Director

Rating of
1.5/4

Sadly Misses the Mark

ZJW - wrote on 05/04/2009

An interesting concept for sure, but George Romero’s Diary of the Dead doesn’t quite gel as well as his previous zombie films. The film takes place in a timeline separate from his other ‘Dead’ films and starts the story anew in the present day. While Romero’s initial zombie outbreak had worn thin after four films there were still more stories to be told. Theoretically though there should be even more possibilities after scrapping everything that has already been established.

The story begins when a group of college students, in the process of filming a horror film, realize there is a real life zombie outbreak. They decide it is their responsibility to document everything that is happening around them. Despite several arguments during the movie about why they are documenting …

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