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Diary of the Dead (2007)

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A group of young film students run into real-life zombies while filming a horror movie of their own.


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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong horror violence and gore, and pervasive language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

22 February 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

George A. Romero's Diary of the Dead  »

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Box Office


$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$275,061 (USA) (15 February 2008)


$952,620 (USA) (25 April 2008)

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1.85 : 1
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Stephen King:  Author of novels such as "The Shining" and "Pet Sematary" cameos in a voiceover role as a newsreader. See more »


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2 January 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was quite a creepy film for the most part - the scene at the hospital was really creepy: the location, the build up and the pay off were all great.

Romero does a good job of showing the savagery of man. I think his vision is that we are not much different than the zombies as our humanity declines. He is also showing that the media and the government cannot be trusted to tell the truth.

It is a movie about zombies, and it has the usual excitement. Not a lot of gore, and the girl doesn't get her clothes ripped off, but exciting nevertheless.

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