Diary of the Dead, also known as George A. Romero’s Diary of the Dead, is a 2007 American horror film by George A. Romero.
It follows a band of people making a horror film at the time of the first outbreak who decide to record the epidemic incident documentary-style and end up themselves being chased down by zombies.
Although it has less blood and gore than the other Romero movies, it still has quite a few scary scenes and surprises.
The cast is more or less anonymous, but gets the job done quite well. The hand-camera style of filming has a certain Blair Witch Project/Cloverfield feel to it which adds to the atmosphere of the movie.
It is interesting to observe Romero’s work almost 40 years after his classic Night Of The Living Dead and note that he still has not satisfied his thirst for gruesome deaths and mutilations. I hope he never does and keeps them coming!
If you have no intention of watching this movie for the movie itself, maybe this will change your mind: Quentin Tarantino, Wes Craven, M. Night Shyamalan, Guillermo del Toro, Simon Pegg, Josh S. Clair, and Stephen King lend their voices as newscasters on the radio!
Another movie from the Romero’s “Dead” series, probably the least successful one. It is obvious that the great George took his time with this movie, doing it his way, without any major movie stars or expensive production. The end product is a solid, classical zombie horror flick.