Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Dollar Bin Horror Review:Diary of the Dead(2008)
Tonight over on Dollar Bin Horror Radio, we will be discussing the legacy of legendary director George A. Romero. http://www.blogtalkradio.com/ericdescent/2012/05/10/dollar-bin-horror-radioepisode-lix-the-maddness-of-george-1, 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.
Posted by Rhonny Reaper