Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Dollar Bin Horror Review:Diary of the Dead(2008)

By Eric Polk-
Tonight over on Dollar Bin Horror Radio, we will be discussing the legacy of legendary director George A. Romero., however, right now, I'd like to talk about the jar of Ragu staining said legacy known as Diary of the Dead.

The fifth installment of the Dead series, Diary is not a continuation of the first four films, rather a 'rejigging of the myth' in Romero's words. Great, let's redo Night of the Living Dead in found-footage form. and that's what we get with this piece of celluloid garbage. Diary of the Dead follows a band of people making a horror film at the time of the first outbreak who decide to record the epidemic incident documentary-style and end up themselves being chased down by zombies.

That's pretty much it, story-wise. Unlikable characters, nonsensical actions of the part of the cast, subpar gore, unremarkable zombies. For someone who at one time was considered avant-garde, Romero seems to have phoned this one in which is a damn shame.

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