Diary of the Dead Poster

Release Date: February 15th, 2008

R|1 hr 35 min

Plot Summary
The dead are returning to life to feast on the flesh of the living. As civilization dissolves in this nightmare scenario, a group of college students travel across Pennsylvania in hopes of finding refuge at their friend's secluded mansion. Film student Jason (Joshua Close), tapes their journey, and the movie is presented as his footage. The fifth chapter in George A. Romero's zombie saga that began with "Night Of The Living Dead" features the social commentary the series is known for.

Cast: Michelle Morgan, Joshua Close, Shawn Roberts, Amy Lalonde, Joe Dinicol, Scott Wentworth, Philip Riccio, Chris Violette

Director: George A. Romero

Genres: Horror, Thriller

Production Co: Artfire, Romero-Grunwald

Distributors: Weinstein Co.

Keywords: 2000s, Dark, Tense, Quest, Escape

Ratings & Reviews

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  • A giddy kick-out-the-jams entertainment. Diary takes a tack that's not exactly new, but is new to Romero, and as one might expect, the director brings a sharp and uncompromising new perspective to it. show more

  • This "Living Dead" exercise delivers far less monstrosity and a great deal of pomposity, not to mention dull characters who aren't nearly as lively as those dead guys. show more

  • Moderately scary, moderately amusing, intermittently dull and obvious, Diary of the Dead is not groundbreaking, nor even ground-quaking. show more

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