Friday, February 12, 2016

Diary of the Dead (2007)

An American horror written and directed by George A. Romero, starring Shawn Roberts, Joe Dinicol and Tatiana Maslany.
A group of college film students experience a zombie apocalypse and film it.
Just another zombie flick? Maybe... Probably... The "found footage" style worked pretty well for this scenario by connecting the plot and characters coherently. There was some narration in some scenes, which helped in my view. The camera-work was not good by any standard, indicating that these were extremely poor film students and that they needed the professor to go with them because they suck so bad at filming. The video in general was extremely dark and underexposed, further demonstrating the students' lack of skill with cameras. The editing scene was absolutely absurd to anyone who has ever edited video. They did it so fast and without cuts indicating time elapsing that it would be impossible in real life. I liked how towards the end, the female lead got chased by a zombie and followed every B horror flick cliche available. Overall, I did not like it, but there was some merit to be seen in the production. I rate it o.k. You may want to watch this if there is nothing else.

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