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Diary of the Dead (2007)

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A group of young film students run into real-life zombies while filming a horror movie of their own.

Director:

George A. Romero
1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Todd Schroeder ... Brody (as Todd William Schroeder)
Laura de Carteret ... Bree
Amy Lalonde ... Tracy Thurman
Martin Roach ... Stranger
Joshua Close ... Jason Creed (as Josh Close)
Joe Dinicol ... Eliot Stone
Michelle Morgan ... Debra Moynihan
Shawn Roberts ... Tony Ravello
Philip Riccio ... Ridley Wilmott
Tatiana Maslany ... Mary Dexter
Daniel Kash ... Police Officer
Chris Violette ... Gordo Thorsen
Megan Park ... Francine Shane
Scott Wentworth Scott Wentworth ... Andrew Maxwell
George Buza ... Tattooed Biker
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Storyline

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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A new vision of terror from the legendary filmmaker See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong horror violence and gore, and pervasive language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Timeline wise, this is not an official sequel to Land of the Dead (2005) as it takes place at the start of the zombie apocalypse not in the middle of it. See more »

Goofs

The film supposedly takes place on October 24/25 yet you can hear peeping frogs in the background when the RV stops after running over the first four zombies. The peepers "peep" during their mating cycle from March to May, not in late October. 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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Connections

Featured in Nostalgia Critic: Should Found Footage Stop? (2015) See more »

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The Yellow Rose of Texas
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[Ringtone of Tracy's phone and instrumental version heard when Tracy knocks Ridley unconscious and when she steals the RV and drives away]
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The Death of Death
12 December 2008 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

While filming a horror movie of mummy in a forest, the students of the University of Pittsburgh Jason Creed (Joshua Close), Ridley Wilmot (Phillip Riccio), Francine Shane (Megan Park), Tony Ravelo (Shawn Roberts), Elliot Stone (Joe Dinicol), Mary Dexter (Tatiana Maslany), Elliot "Gordo" Thorson (Chris Violetti) and Tracy Thurman (Amy Lalonde) and their professor Andrew Maxwell (Scott Wentworth) hear on the TV 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 (Michelle Morgan). 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 bring 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 house of Debra's parents.

I do not say that "Diary of the Dead" is disappointing, but indeed there is nothing new in this movie "à la The Blair Witch Project (or Cloverfield)". The story is a kind of "documentary" of George A. Romero's trilogy, with the cinema student Jason Creed shooting the movie with his handy camera. Unfortunately there is a total lack of credibility in this unreasonable character that keeps shooting his movie even in the most weird or dangerous situation for himself or for his group of friends. My vote is six.

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Official Sites:

Bac Films [France] | Official site | See more »

Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 February 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

George A. Romero's Diary of the Dead See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$232,576, 17 February 2008

Gross USA:

$958,961

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,540,941
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DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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