I’m just going to flat out say it – I don’t care for Land of the Dead. Dawn of the Dead may be my favorite horror film of all time, and the other Dead entries hold their ground as well, but Land was just alright and we’ll leave it at that.
So am I the only person who doesn’t really care about Diary of the Dead? The newly confirmed entry to the Dead saga is touted as mixing the established zombie mythos with a Blair Witch style cinema verite. Translation, a group of horror filmmakers in the middle of the woods stumble upon the zombie uprising and decide to film it instead.
I can picture it now – and it looks entertaining in my head – but for some reason I just don’t find myself getting all that excited about it. It sonds more like a budget saving Indie shot on DV than the subtle, but epic, grandeur of earlier Dead films.
Romero is canonical in the horror genre, but I feel like I’m turning my back on the man. I just don’t want to be dissapointed again.