The Horror Section – Diary of the Dead

Year: 2008
Director: George A. Romero

How on Earth people hate this movie is beyond me. I chalk it up to stupid. Because, if you don’t agree with me, you’re wrong.

This movie was so awesome because every single zombie flick that had been coming out since the first Night of the Living Dead has just been trying to take it higher, and higher, and higher. More zombies. More effects. More deaths. But this one, it stripped it allll back down and made it simple. Simple and beautiful.

Now, I dig Blair Witch and Cloverfield, but I didn’t want to see another POV film. However, this one doesn’t even seem like that. There’s little to no running around, it’s never shaky, it’s done with professional cameras, and looks great. The zombies are the classic shamblers. We don’t have any of the digital effects we’ve come to see in zombie flicks as of late, but just some awesome organic shit. There was no over-blown plot or anything, it was just some simple “What the fuck are we going to do?”. It took us around to see what the world was doing at the beginning of the end, and no other flick had done that. It was ‘shit happens’, ‘people hunker down’ ‘end movie’. Everything is just incredible about this movie, and I urge you to check it out and say fuck the nay-sayers.


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~ by Caliber Winfield on October 12, 2011.

One Response to “The Horror Section – Diary of the Dead”

  1. I’ve actually seen this movie (think it was on HBO) and it was really damn good. Most zombie movies today are just boring and follow the same shit but this was really well done and seemed very realistic, kind of like The Walking Dead but a doc. and a bit goofier story.

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