Movie: #Zombies George A Romero – Diary of the Dead

My Take:

  • Political statement: attachment to social media.
  • Are Mummies actually Zombies?
  • Burnt CHIPS Zombie
  • “We don’t stop to help, we stop to look.”  Great quote for the current state of things.
  • Amish “Hurry” – hilarious
  • Samuel is my favorite character of all movies.
  • Fresh Clown Zombie
  • Letterman Zombie
  • The Life and Death of Samuel. FAVORITE scene of all movies thus far.
  • “The media was lying to us and the government was lying to them.” Again, was this filmed recently?
  • Tripping on acid zombie!
  • The guy is still wearing the mummy costume?
  • Zool?  (Human Goldfish)
  • “See? I told you dead things moved slow!”
  • “Are you happy now? You saw my titties!”
  • Mailman Zombie

Did you see the movie?  Did you like or hate it?  Let me know in the comments below!

 

IMDB 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.

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Additional Movie Info:

It received a Rotten Tomatoes review of 62% Fresh.  It received a Rotten Tomato audience rating of 41% liking it.  Average Rating: 2.9/5 with a number of User Ratings: 27,149.

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Specs:

It had an estimated budget of $2M.  It has a 95 minute run time. Release date: 22 February 2008.

 

Additional IMDB Trivia:

  • In the warehouse, when the group is searching the RV for the missing dead body, you can hear a TV report in the background. The report is taken directly from George A. Romero‘s Night of the Living Dead (1968), shot nearly 40 years before this film.
  • Begins on the same day as Night of the Living Dead (1968), although the setting has been updated to the present day. The concept for the film evolved from an idea that director George A. Romero had earlier for a “Living Dead” TV series, which also would have begun on the same day as “Night of the Living Dead.”
  • Shot over a period of only 23 days.
  • The documentary-within-the-film is called “The Death of Death.” This is also the name of George Romero’s four-part miniseries for the DC Comics zombie title “Toe Tags.”
  • Quentin Tarantino: Director of films such as Reservoir Dogs (1992) and Pulp Fiction (1994) cameos in a voiceover role as a newsreader.
  • Stephen King: Author of novels such as “The Shining” and “Pet Sematary” cameos in a voiceover role as a newsreader.
  • Simon Pegg: Actor from Shaun of the Dead (2004) and Hot Fuzz (2007) cameos in a voiceover role as a newsreader.
  • Guillermo del Toro: Director of films such as Blade II (2002), Hellboy (2004), and Pan’s Labyrinth (2006) (a.k.a. “Pan’s Labyrinth”) cameos in a voiceover role as a newsreader.
  • Wes Craven: Director of films such as A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984), Scream (1996) The Last House on the Left (1972), and The Hills Have Eyes (1977) cameos in a voiceover
  • George A. Romero: police officer presenting a cover-up for the zombie outbreak at a press conference.

 

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