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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Bree (as Laura DeCarteret)


While filming a horror movie of mummy in a forest, the students and their professor of the University of Pittsburgh hear on the TV the news that the dead are awaking and walking. Ridley and Francine decide to leave the group, while Jason heads to the dormitory of his girlfriend Debra Monahan. She does not succeed in contacting her family and they travel in Mary's van to the house of Debra's parents in Scranton, Pennsylvania. While driving her van, Mary sees a car accident and runs over a highway patrolman and three other zombies trying to escape from them. Later the religious Mary is depressed, questioning whether the victims where really dead, and tries to commit suicide, shooting herself with a pistol. Her friends take her to a hospital where they realize that the dead are indeed awaking and walking and they need to fight to survive while traveling to Debra's parents house. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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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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Simon Pegg:  Actor from Shaun of the Dead (2004) and Hot Fuzz (2007) cameos in a voiceover role as a newsreader. See more »


At one point a radio report says that deaths will rise at four times the rate in eight days, and by a hundred percent after ten days, as if this is even more. However, to rise by a hundred percent only means that it doubles. See more »


[first lines]
Police Officer: 628 Tremont. 6-2-8. Three dead. No, just the usual. Fuck. Usual. It's no big deal these days, right?
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Follows Land of the Dead (2005) See more »


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Written by James Parker / Scot Thiessen / Alina Tringova / Tim Walker
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Are we worth saving? You tell me.
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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