ZOMBIE MOVIES – Diary of the Dead (2007)

Diary of the Dead is the fifth George Romero movie in the series. It takes a slightly different, first person look at the Zombie Apocalypse, through the eyes of a small group of college students who get caught up in the biting while they were trying to make a movie for college credit.

The movie starts off a bit slow. We are twenty minutes in before our students encounter their first zombie. The survivors are fleeing town in an RV when they encounter a state trooper. The driver panics and floors it, driving over several other “people”.

This segues into the next phase of the movie. The RV driver feels guilty, because she thinks she killed people, and tries to kill herself. Her friends then take her to the worst possible place to go during the Zombie Apocalypse, and drive her to the hospital.

The survivors now realize the apocalypse is really happening, but for some reason the cameraman thinks that staying behind to power his camera is a reasonable decision here.

There is a little too much focus on the “first person” filming aspect of the movie. It would have been better if the movie focused more on the zombie action and not so much on the interpersonal relationships between the survivors.

I have to be honest though, if this movie was made by anyone other than George Romera, I’d probably be slightly less critical. It’s just that the first person shooting style doesn’t really change the fact that there wasn’t good zombie action until forty or so minutes in.

I did like the bad *ss deaf Amish guy, and his exit was fairly epic.

Overall, Diary of the Dead is a Rainy Day Movie. It has some slow section, and some silly actions taken by the survivors, but if you save it for a dreary day its a good way to spend a hour and a half.

Diary of the Dead scored a 58/100. The things that cost it points were the slow start, lack of zombie hordes, and the first person camera stick wears thin after a while.

Night of the Living Dead Movies In Order:

ReviewYearScoreType
Zombieland2010100Comedy / Action
World War Z2013100Action / Infection
Dawn Of The Dead1978100Action / Horror / Classics
28 Days Later2002100Action / Infection
Night Of The Living Dead1968100Action / Horror / Classics
#Alive2020100Action / Infection
Train To Busan2016100Action / Infection
Flesh And Blood201899Action / Infection
Serenity200599Action / Sci-Fi
The Girl With All The Gifts201695Action / Infection
Land Of The Dead200594Action / Horror
Resident Evil: Apocalypse200493Action / Infection
Resident Evil200292Action / Infection
Rampant201891Action / Infection / Mid Evil
Day of the Dead200890Action / Infection
The Return of the Living Dead198585Comedy / Action
Night of the Comet198485Comedy / Action
Zombieland: Double Tap201983Comedy / Action
Fido200682Comedy / Action
Shaun Of The Dead200481Comedy / Action
I Am Legend (2007)200780Action / Infection
28 Weeks Later200780Action / Infection
The Evil Dead198180Classic / Action
Overlord201879Action / Horror
Infection201979Action / Infection
It Stains The Sands Red201679Action / Infection
Plan Z201678Action / Infection
Day of the Dead198577Action / Horror / Classics
Dead Rising: Endgame201677Action / Infection
Freaks of Nature201576Comedy / Action
The Dead201076Action / Infection
Here Alone201675Suspense / Infection
Cockneys Vs. Zombies201275Comedy / Action
Shed of the Dead 201974Comedy / Action
Survival Of The Dead200973Action / Horror
State of Emergency201173Action / Infection
Dawning of the Dead201772Action / Infection
The Rezort201572Action / Infection
Dance of the Dead 200872Comedy / Action
Daylight's End201671Action / Infection
Dead Rising: Watchtower 201570Action / Infection
Zombie Night201370Action / Infection
The Dead 2: India201570Action / Infection
Zombie Hunter201370Action / Infection
Resident Evil: Afterlife201070Action / Infection
For A Few Zombies More201570Action / Infection
Night of the Living Deb201570Comedy / Romance
Bird Box201869Action / Horror / Possession
Exit Humanity201169Action / Infection
Ravenous201768Action / Infection
The Night Eats The World201867Suspense / Infection
Trench 11201766Action / Horror
Zoombies201665Awesomely Bad
Zombie Town200765Action / Horror
Zombie Apocalypse201164Action / Infection
Red Spring201763Action / Infection
Resident Evil: Extinction200762Action / Infection
Resident Evil Retribution201261Action / Infection
Resident Evil: The Final Chapter201660Action / Infection
Life After Beth201459Comedy / Action
Diary Of The Dead200758Action / Horror
Revelation Trail201357Action / Horror
My Mates vs. The Zombie Apocalypse201556Comedy / Action
Deadsight201855Suspense / Infection
Anna And The Apocalypse201755Musical / Infection
Bong of the Living Dead201754Action / Infection
The Dead Undead201053Action / Infection
Deadheads201152Comedy / Romance
Dead Don't Die in Dallas201951Action / Infection / LGBTQ
Day of the Dead: Bloodline201851Action / Infection
Disaster L.A.201450Action
Within the Woods of Undead County201649Action / Infection
I Am Alone201548Action / Infection
Valentine DayZ201847Action / Infection / Awesomely Bad
Savageland201546Horror / Drama
Hostile201740Action / Infection
Gangs Of The Dead200638Action / Infection
Zombies201737Action / Infection
American Zombieland202036Comedy / Infection
Another World201435Action / Infection
KL24: Zombies201734Action / Infection
Antisocial 2201533Action / Infection
Antisocial201332Action / Infection
Dead 7201631Action / Infection
Pandemic201630Action / Infection
Attack of the Southern Fried Zombies201729Comedy / Action
Zombie Hood201328Action / Infection
The Dustwalker201927Action / Parasite
Day of the Dead 2: Contagium200526Action / Infection
Last Rites Of The Dead201920Drama / Thriller
The Mad200719Comedy / Infection
The Horde201611Action / Gore
The Last Starship201710Action / Infection
Rise of the Zombie20139Drama / Action
Flu20138Infection / Not Zombies
Red Days20167Action / Infection
The Returned20136Drama / Romance
Apocalypse Nerds20125Comedy / Action
Zombie with a Shotgun20194 Infection / Drama
Soon Enough20183Action / Drama
Range 1520162Comedy / Action
Eyes Of The Dead20151Action / Infection
Broadcast Dead 20180Horror / Thriller
Dead End20030Horror / Thriller

One thought on “ZOMBIE MOVIES – Diary of the Dead (2007)”

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.