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Diary of the Dead ()


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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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Brody (as Todd William Schroeder)
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Bree
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Tracy Thurman
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Stranger
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Jason Creed (as Josh Close)
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Eliot Stone
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Debra Moynihan
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Tony Ravello
Philip Riccio ...
Ridley Wilmott
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Mary Dexter
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Police Officer
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Gordo Thorsen
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Francine Shane
Scott Wentworth ...
Andrew Maxwell
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Tattooed Biker
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News Anchor
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Zombie Trooper
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Zombie Surgeon
Donna Croce ...
Zombie Nurse
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I.V. Zombie
R.D. Reid ...
Farmer
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Birthday Party Father
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Birthday Girl
Kyle Glencross ...
Bupkes the Clown
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White Man
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Cell Phone Woman
Jack Birman ...
Billy (as Jak Birman)
Trish Adams ...
Dead Mrs. Moynahan
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Colonel
Ron Payne ...
Elderly Man
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Elderly Woman (as Shelly Cook)
James Binkley ...
Trooper
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Anthony Cancelliere ...
Zombie (uncredited)
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Newsreader (uncredited) (voice)
Alexandria DeFabiis ...
Zombie (uncredited)
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Newsreader (uncredited) (voice)
Ara Katz ...
Shopping Cart Zombie (uncredited)
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Newsreader (uncredited) (voice)
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Zombie (uncredited)
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Newsreader (uncredited) (voice)
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Police Chief Arthur Katz (uncredited)
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Man Shouting on Radio 'Shoot in the Head' (uncredited) (voice)
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Newsreader (uncredited) (voice)

Directed by

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George A. Romero

Written by

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George A. Romero ... (written by)

Produced by

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Steve Barnett ... executive producer
Donna Croce ... associate producer
Paula Devonshire ... co-producer
Michael Doherty ... associate producer
Sam Englebardt ... producer
Dan Fireman ... executive producer
Peter Grunwald ... producer
John Harrison ... executive producer
Ara Katz ... producer
Art Spigel ... producer (as Artur Spigel)

Music by

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Norman Orenstein

Cinematography by

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Adam Swica ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Michael Doherty

Editorial Department

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Mark Betteridge ... digital I/O specialist
Louis Casado ... color timer
Patrick Duchesne ... digital intermediate producer
Ryan Kuba ... digital intermediate project coordinator
Mark Kueper ... digital intermediate colorist
Eric Myles ... digital film supervisor
Andrew Pascoe ... digital film technician
Brigitte Rabazo ... first assistant editor
Brian Reid ... manager of digital imaging

Casting By

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John Buchan

Production Design by

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Rupert Lazarus

Art Direction by

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Jon P. Goulding ... (as Jon Goulding)

Set Decoration by

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Justin Craig

Costume Design by

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Alex Kavanagh

Makeup Department

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Sid Armour ... key makeup artist
Chris Bridges ... special makeup effects supervisor
Daphne Esdaille ... assistant hair stylist / assistant hair stylist: additional photography
Norm Galloway ... shop coordinator
Kyle Glencross ... special makeup effects supervisor
Etheline Joseph ... key hair stylist
Tali Kalb ... assistant makeup artist / key makeup artist: additional photography
Mandy Ketcheson ... contact lens coordinator
Marika Latorcai ... assistant makeup artist: additional photography (as Marikia Williams)
Jonathan Lavallée ... shop key
Neil Morrill ... special makeup effects supervisor
Greg Nicotero ... special makeup effects producer
Andy Schoneberg ... makeup designer

Production Management

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D.J. Carson ... unit production manager
Paula Devonshire ... post-production supervisor
Michael Doherty ... post-production supervisor
Brigitte Rabazo ... post-production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Matt Birman ... second unit director
Jack Boem ... second assistant director
Tyler Delben ... third assistant director
Doane Hanus ... daily assistant director
Jeff Muhsoldt ... trainee assistant director: additional photography (as Jeff Musholdt)
Martin Walters ... first assistant director
Jennifer Zabawa ... trainee assistant director
Michael Zenon ... additional first assistant director

Art Department

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Lisa Amaral-Wright ... first assistant property master
Roxanne Borris ... second assistant art director
Steven Ciancamerla ... set dresser
Dwight Doerksen ... construction manager: additional photography
David Fuji ... head painter
Peter Harding ... construction coordinator
Deirdre Hughes ... art director: additional photography
Leandro Illescas ... carpenter
Andrew Kawczynski ... on-set dresser: additional photography
Kim Maticiw ... props buyer
Kent McIntyre ... art department apprentice: additional photography
Doug Moorehouse ... head carpenter
Jesse O'Connor ... lead dresser
Julian Peters ... set dresser: additional photography
Michael Smith ... on-set dresser
Joe Susin ... set dresser: additional photography
Giles Vanderholt ... art department trainee
Peter Waffle ... set dresser: additional photography
Craig Williams ... property master

Sound Department

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Roman Alexander Buchok ... boom operator (as Alex Buchok)
Erik Culp ... foley recordist
Alan deGraaf ... re-recording mixer
Alfie DiPucchio ... adr recordist
John Gare ... re-recording mixer
Rose Gregoris ... assistant sound editor
Sid Lieberman ... foley artist
Craig MacLellan ... adr assistant
James Nichols ... sound consultant: Dolby
Jill Purdy ... adr editor / dialogue editor
Adam Raley ... mix assistant
Regan Ramos ... audio coordinator
Nathan Robitaille ... sound designer
Zenon Waschuk ... production sound mixer

Special Effects by

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Mark Ahee ... special effects supervisor
David Antonacci ... special effects assistant: additional photography
Sean Armstrong ... special effects assistant
Manuel Beccaro ... model maker / prosthetic assistant
Joanne Bujouves ... prosthetic assistant: additional photography
Tim Ferguson ... special effects assistant: additional photography
Michael Gagnon ... special effects key (as Michel Gagnon)
Dylan Hankinson ... special effects assistant: additional photography
Geoff Hill ... on set key / special effects key: additional photography
Kevin Hutchinson ... prosthetic assistant / prosthetic assistant: additional photography
Quinn Matthews ... prosthetic assistant: additional photography

Visual Effects by

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Neishaw Ali ... visual effects executive producer
Doug Campbell ... visual effects producer: SPIN West VFX
Jeff Campbell ... visual effects supervisor
James Cooper ... flame artist
Phil Dakin ... tracking lead: SPIN VFX
Colin Davies ... visual effects supervisor
Ashish Dewan ... compositor (as Ash Dewan)
Eric Doiron ... lead compositor
Rob Gyorgy ... digital effects artist
Lisa Hemeon ... visual effects producer
Terry Hutcheson ... assistant visual effects producer
Richard Keats ... systems manager
Petra Lendvai-Lintner ... visual effects production manager
Steven Lewis ... senior flame artist
Steve Lowry ... flame artist
Dave McGhie ... flame artist
Kye Yong Peck ... 3D artist
Nick Perks ... systems administrator
Michael Ranalletta ... compositor
Mark T. Reid ... compositor (as Mark Reid)
Tim Sibley ... 3D artist
Sunny Wong ... compositor

Stunts

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Nick Alachiotis ... stunt actor
Taryn Ash ... stunt performer
Ron Bell ... stunt performer
Dan Belley ... stunt rigger
Leigh Bianco ... stunt performer
Marco Bianco ... key stunt rigger / stunt performer
Matt Birman ... stunt coordinator
Brad Bunn ... stunt performer
Desmond Campbell ... stunt performer
Jericho Carbuntocan ... stunt performer
Shane Cardwell ... stunt performer
Tommy Chang ... stunt actor
Shelley Cook ... stunt actor
Christopher Cordell ... stunt performer (as Chris Cordell)
Tig Fong ... stunt performer
Liise Keeling ... stunt performer
Darren Marsman ... stunt performer
Duncan McLeod ... stunt performer
Simon Northwood ... stunt performer
Curtis Parker ... stunt performer
Rick Parker ... stunt performer
Sue Parker ... stunt performer
Cheryl Quiacos ... stunt performer
Kevin Rushton ... stunt performer
Bryan Thomas ... stunt performer
Max White ... stunt rigger

Camera and Electrical Department

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Terry Banting ... electric: additional photography
Roger Bate ... gaffer
Laurence Bortnick ... first assistant camera
Roger Bowden ... genny operator
Darren Boyce ... key grip: additional photography
John Couto ... electric: additional photography (as John Docouto)
William Couto ... electric: additional photography
Greg Davis ... grip: additional photography
Christian Drennan ... key grip
Chad Edwards ... best boy: additional photography
Kristin Fieldhouse ... camera trainee: additional photography
David Gibbons ... gaffer
Mike Gillan ... best boy
Jeff Harrison ... grip
Terry Hooper ... grip: additional photography
Colin Hoult ... camera operator
Ken Huff ... grip
Rohan Lawrence ... best boy grip
Mark Lewandowski ... video playback operator
Lori Longstaff ... first assistant camera: "b" camera: additional photography
Edward Makuch ... grip: additional photography (as Ed Makuch)
Rob Matassa ... electrician
David McKane ... second assistant camera
Lincoln McRae ... grip: additional photography
Jim Neill ... electrician (as James Neill)
Mike Nieuwland ... camera trainee
Anthony Police ... best boy grip: additional photography
Graeme Potts ... epk videographer
Darcy Rodriguez ... grip
Gary Simpson ... genny operator: additional photography
Michelle Veza ... second assistant camera: "b" camera: additional photography
Brad Vos ... camera operator
Kit Whitmore ... camera operator: "b" camera: additional photography
Steve Wilkie ... still photographer
Matt Kiskis ... grip (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Donna Dupere ... extras casting
Jason Knight ... casting associate
Nancy Perna ... casting assistant

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Karen Eppstadt ... key dyer ager
Jody Hoel ... costume set supervisor
Stephanie Lees ... assistant costume designer
William Ng ... wardrobe assistant: additional photography
Sheila Radovancevic ... costume truck supervisor
Anita K. Schapansky ... wardrobe truck coordinator: additional photography (as Anita Schapansky)

Location Management

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Cory Bauer ... location production assistant
Dan Feddern ... assistant location manager: additional photography
Kyle O'Connor ... assistant location manager
Philip Spurvey ... location manager: additional photography (as Phil Spurvey)
Rick Whalen ... location production assistant: additional photography
Eardley Wilmot ... location manager

Transportation Department

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Rosalind Callahan ... driver (as Roz Callahan)
Brian Clark ... head driver
John 'Jack' Coupland ... honeywagon operator (as Jack Coupland)
Michael Drysdale ... driver
Alex Laframboise ... head driver: additional photography
Ernie MacKey ... honeywagon operator
John McIntyre ... driver (as John McIntiyre)
Chris Radley Walters ... driver: additional photography (as Chris Radley-Walters)
Tim Reilly ... honeywagon operator
Dave Rowsell ... driver
Jeff Steinberg ... transportation coordinator
David Stetson ... transportation captain (as Dave Stetson)

Other crew

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Sarah Baker ... trainee assistant accountant
Craig Drikis Barnikis ... hd downconvert operator (as Craig Barnikis)
John 'Frenchie' Berger ... gun wrangler
Michelle Berrigan ... accountant: additional photography
Joshua Blankman ... assistant: Mr. Romero
Coralie Brady ... craft server: additional photography
James Burke ... production assistant
Stuart Campbell ... production assistant
Jennifer Chovancek ... assistant production coordinator
Tammy Cooper ... assistant to producers
Donna Croce ... script supervisor
Catherine Currie ... accountant: additional photography
Michael Felsher ... epk producer
Steve Fitzpatrick ... craft server: additional photography
David Glasgal ... stock footage coordinator
Lisa Gyorfi ... assistant production coordinator (as Lisa Elchuk)
R. Emerson John ... script supervisor second unit
Sandy Kellerman ... stand-in
Mandy Ketcheson ... contact lens technician
Marc Lougheed ... production assistant: additional photography
Sam Malkin ... adr loop group coordinator
Alfonzo Mattuicci ... craft server
Chris Mikolovich ... craft server
Veronica Miller ... production accountant
Alfred S. Newman ... executive marketing consultant (as Al Newman)
Pauline K. Quong ... first assistant production accountant (as Pauline Quong)
Yan Regis ... on-set medic
Rancho Relaxo ... caterer
Rob Shea ... production coordinator
Dan Sudek ... stand-in (as Daniel Sudek)
Alan Sutton ... fire safety coordinator
Jonathan Walker ... assistant production manager: additional photography
Madeleine Wazana ... accountant: additional photography
Larry David Wilson ... production assistant
Kim Yu ... unit publicist
Steve Holt ... on-set medic (uncredited)

Thanks

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Brian Alexander ... special thanks
Coll Anderson ... special thanks
Jinny Barbosa ... special thanks
Cindy Bradeen ... special thanks
Nicolas Chartier ... special thanks
Justin Close ... special thanks
Wes Craven ... very special thanks
Nadine de Barros ... special thanks (as Nadine DeBarros)
Guillermo del Toro ... very special thanks
Suzanne Desrocher ... special thanks (as Suzanne Desrochers)
Carl Englebardt ... special thanks
Kathy Englebardt ... special thanks
Paul Fireman ... special thanks
Penny Fireman ... special thanks
Colin Geddes ... special thanks
David Gersh ... special thanks
Rebecca Grunwald ... special thanks
Leah Katz ... special thanks
Robert Katz ... special thanks (as Dr. Robert Katz)
Paula Kaye ... special thanks
Stephen King ... very special thanks
Sarah Lash ... special thanks
Jenn Lee ... special thanks
Matt Littin ... special thanks
Arnie Mullen ... special thanks
Dana O'Keefe ... special thanks
Simon Pegg ... very special thanks
Tait Reimers ... special thanks
Chris Roe ... special thanks
Tom Savini ... very special thanks
John Sloss ... special thanks
Nelly Spigel ... special thanks
Wally Spigel ... special thanks
Jay P. Sweet ... special thanks (as Jay Sweet)
Quentin Tarantino ... very special thanks

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Distributors

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Special Effects

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Other Companies

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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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Taglines Shoot the dead. See more »
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Also Known As
  • The Death of Death (United States)
  • Land of the Dead 2 (United States)
  • George A. Romero's Diary of the Dead (United States)
  • Diary of the dead - Chroniques des morts-vivants (France)
  • Chroniques des morts-vivants (France)
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Runtime
  • 95 min
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Box Office

Budget $2,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $275,061, 17 Feb 2008
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $5,364,858

Did You Know?

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Trivia In the warehouse, when the group is searching the RV for the missing dead body, you can hear a television report in the background. The report is taken directly from George A. Romero's Night of the Living Dead (1968). See more »
Goofs When the bald zombie is splashed with acid, it eats away half of his head within seconds. A splash of very strong acid will only burn the skin. To dissolve half a head would take soaking in gallons of acid for a very long time. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Cent une tueries de zombies (2012). See more »
Soundtracks Any Other Way See more »
Quotes Looter: What the fuck are you doing here?
Jason: What the fuck are you doing here?
Looter: [holding TV] I'm just stealing shit. But you... what's a guy with a video camera doing in the women's dorm, huh?
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