Diary Of The Dead

Synopsis: 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.
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Director(s): George A. Romero
Production: The Weinstein Company
  1 win.
 
IMDB:
5.7
Metacritic:
66
Rotten Tomatoes:
61%
R
Year:
2007
95 min
$679,335
Website
21 Views

- Not here.

- The f*ckin' usual.

So no big deal these days, right?

Some guy, what's his name?

- Uh, I don't know.

- Who knows, who cares.

Who cares.

F*ckin'.

Shoots his wife and kid,

and eats the f*ckin' licorice.

Sticks it in his mouth

and blows his f*ckin' brains out.

This guy has no ID,

no f*ckin' papers.

He probably squirreled over

the goddamn border.

Hey guys.

Channel 13.

Listen up, you're kind of blocking the shot,

can I get you to move forward a bit?

- Yeah sure.

- Thanks.

- You Ready?

- Yeah, almost.

Two minutes. (inaudible)

and we'll roll.

- Can't get close enough for an Emmy.

- Screw the Emmy!

- Settle for a f*ckin' paycheck.

- Story of my life.

We downloaded this video off the internet

sometime over the last three days,

I can't remember

exactly when.

Look at this guy.

Look at this f*ckin' guy!

Chowing down while his buddies are

shoving a corpse in the back of the van.

Some of this footage

was never broadcast.

It was secretly uploaded by

the cameraman who shot it.

It was his way of trying to tell the truth

about what was happening.

Bree Reno, reporting live

from Homestead,

where tragedy be-felled

an immigrant family.

An unidentified man has shot his

wife and 16 year old son to death

before turning the

gun on himself.

- Jesus!

- What?

- I don't believe this!

- What?

Is there something wrong with

the camera, just fix it!

She's still moving!

For Christ sake, Willy,

I'm right in the middle of...

- What?

- Jesus f*ckin' Christ!

For god's sake!

- I thought they were dead.

- They're supposed to be, they are!

I don't know, she's moving on

the freakin' gurney man!

- Get out of the way, come on.

- I need some backup here.

Get off of him!

- Are you all right?

- Jesus, what the f*ck was that?

- Keep still.

- The other ones moving!

Another one coming up too.

Take them out!

He's not going down.

He's not going down!

Holy shit!

Freeze!

You must shoot

them in the head!

No! No!

This can't be happening!

This can't be f*ckin' happening!

We downloaded a lot of what we found

off on television, on the net, off blogs.

Images and commentaries

over those first few days.

Most of it was bullshit.

None of it was useful.

This is what we were getting

from the news networks.

None of us can

claim to know exactly

what has caused the chaos,

that we've stand from experience.

A natural calamity or sort of

a massive or monstrous hoax?

I'm old enough to

remember Orson Wells'

'War of the World's,' possibly the

greatest hoax ever perpetrated.

That was just radio.

Now, its 24/7.

This is some kind of...

we are led to believe

almost anything...

We made a film,

the one I'm going to show you now.

Actually, Jason was the

one who wanted to make it.

Like that camera man

from Channel 13,

He wanted to upload it so that people,

you, could be told the truth.

The film was shot with a

Panasonic HDX-900-and a HVX-200.

I did the final cut

on Jason's laptop.

I've added music occasionally

for effects, hoping to scare you.

You see, in addition to

trying to tell you the truth

I am hoping to scare you,

so that maybe

you'll wake up.

Maybe you won't make any of

the same mistakes that we made.

Anyway, here it is:

Jason Creed:
The Death of Death.

No!

Cut! Cut!

How many times have I told you

that these things don't move fast?

You're a corpse,

for Christ sake!

If you run that fast,

your ankles are gonna snap off.

She's going fast, I have to go fast,

otherwise how am I supposed to catch her?

You're supposed to catch her later.

This is the beginning of the f*ckin' movie.

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George A. Romero

George Andrew Romero (February 4, 1940 – July 16, 2017) was an American-Canadian filmmaker, writer and editor, best known for his series of gruesome and satirical horror films about an imagined zombie apocalypse, beginning with Night of the Living Dead (1968), which is often considered a progenitor of the fictional zombie of modern culture. Other films in the series include Dawn of the Dead (1978) and Day of the Dead (1985). Aside from this series, his works include The Crazies (1973), Martin (1978), Creepshow (1982), Monkey Shines (1988), The Dark Half (1993) and Bruiser (2000). He also created and executive-produced the 1983–88 television series Tales from the Darkside. Romero is often noted as an influential pioneer of the horror-film genre, and has been called an "icon" and the "Father of the Zombie Film". more…

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