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Diary of the Dead

MPAA Rating: R for strong horror violence and gore, and pervasive language
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Primary Audience:
Horror, Thriller
Year of Release:
USA Release:
February 15, 2008
DVD: May 20, 2008
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About death and Final judgment

Featuring: Nick Alachiotis, Matt Birman, George Buza, Joshua Close, Chris Cordell, Wes Craven, Laura DeCarteret, Alexandria DeFabiis, Joe Dinicol, Stephen King, Amy Ciupak Lalonde, Janet Lo, Tatiana Maslany, Tino Monte, Michelle Morgan, Simon Northwood, Megan Park, Simon Pegg, Philip Riccio, Martin Roach, Shawn Roberts, Todd William Schroeder, Quentin Tarantino, Guillermo del Toro, Alan Van Sprang, Chris Violette, Scott Wentworth
Director: George A. Romero
Producer: Steve Barnett, Donna Croce, Paula Devonshire, Sam Englebardt, Dan Fireman, Peter Grunwald, John Harrison, Ara Katz, Art Spigel
Distributor: The Weinstein Company

“Shoot the dead.”

Here’s what the distributor says about their film: “The latest sequel to Romero’s 1968 horror classic ‘Night of the Living Dead,’ finds a group of young film students who run into real-life zombies while filming a horror movie of their own.”

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Neutral—If you like George A ramero’s work you have to see it, however the story is weak with little to no gore and the actors were weak as well. If you want to see a good George A Ramero film see the origionals. In conclusion, there is nothing offensive about it, its just poorly made. They were just trying to get in on the blair witch style movie scene.
My Ratings: Moral rating: Offensive / Moviemaking quality: 3½
—Shaun, age 14


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Movie Critics
…‘The Blair Witch Project’ of zombie movies, ‘George A. Romero’s Diary of the Dead’ is a noteworthy addition to Romero’s bloody body of work. … the cast is not as good as it should be…
—James Verniere, Boston Herald
…‘Diary of the Dead’ works much better …as a horror film than as social commentary. Which is no shortcoming—a good scare is a good scare, no matter what the medium in which it’s delivered.
—The Arizona Republic
…‘Diary’ marks a return to form for Romero and proves the aging horror auteur can still inject a relevant social conscience into a decades-old franchise.
—Jolie Williamson, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
…gore’s godfather audaciously and successfully reboots his incalculably influential zombie franchise as a lean, mean teen-survival machine in ‘George A. Romero’s Diary of the Dead.’…
—Eddie Cockrell, Variety
…the most explicit, and the commentary threatens to bog down Mr. Romer’ considerable talents as both entertainer and gadfly…
—Nicolas Rapold, The New York Sun
…‘Diary of the Dead,’ his fifth zombie outing, one of the best of the bunch…
—Peter Howell, Toronto Star