Why don’t I care about Diary of the Dead?

Posted by Peter Hall - August 25th 2006 @ 1:03 pm

I’m just going to flat out say it – I don’t care for Land of the DeadDawn 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.

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  1. August 26th, 2006 | 7:00 am | #1

    I noticed a typo in this post. I think it should read:

    “Woo hoo! New Romero zombie movie!”


  2. August 26th, 2006 | 11:24 am | #2

    So am I the only person who doesn’t really care about Diary of the Dead?


    This idea sounds great to me. I’m a lot more excited about this than I was about “Land of the Dead.” Sounds like Romero getting back to his pre-“Dawn” roots.

  3. Brian
    August 26th, 2006 | 12:13 pm | #3

    I’m with Peter. Diaries are for girls.

  4. Ripp
    August 26th, 2006 | 2:38 pm | #4

    Peter’s just spoiled with zombie movies. That’s why he doesn’t appreciate them anymore. Brat!

  5. Sisk
    August 27th, 2006 | 5:49 pm | #5

    I’m with Chris on this one.

    Back in my day we had to catch the zombies and put on the plays ourselves, none of this DVD in the saftey of your own home shit. You know how many fucking friends I lost cause the zombies broke out the chains? I mean it added more zombies which made it alot more entertaining but still… that shits gross.

  6. August 30th, 2006 | 1:33 pm | #6

    Land of the Dead was just… ugh. I’ll definitely see Diary, but i’m not getting my hopes up.

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