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Diary of the Dead (2007)

 -  Horror  -  7 March 2008 (UK)
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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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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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Rated R for strong horror violence and gore, and pervasive language | See all certifications »

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7 March 2008 (UK)  »

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Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

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

George A. Romero:  police officer presenting a cover-up for the zombie outbreak at a press conference. See more »

Goofs

Debra states that Scranton is 100 miles from West Virginia. It is actually closer to 300 miles. See more »

Quotes

[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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Referenced in Elvira's Movie Macabre: Night of the Living Dead (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Prelude in D Flat Major
Opus 28 No. 15
By Frédéric Chopin
Performed by Christine Hye-Su Kim
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User Reviews

 
I can't believe Romero put his name on this.
10 April 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

First of all, this film tried the already-proved-to-fail camcorder approach. Guess what! It failed. I have to give credit where it's due, because the lighting and scene construction were done pretty well.

Generally speaking, a film can please a large audience by combining excessive foul language with gratuitous drug use, sex, or violence, but this film doesn't have anything other than cursing.

Over the years, George Romero has been pivotal in the specific sub-sect of horror that focuses on the idea of a zombie apocalypse. I have come to enjoy a lot of Romero's works, and that's why this befuddles me. Night of the Living Dead was ground-breaking, and Diary of the Dead should have stayed dead.


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