Monday, 18 February 2008

George A. Romero's Diary of the Dead

Writer/Dir: George A. Romero (Night of the Living Dead, Dawn of the Dead, Day of the Dead)
Cast: Michelle Morgan, Joshua Close, Amy Ciupak Lalonde, Shawn Roberts, Philip Riccio
USA, 2008

Seen: January 22/08 at Scotiabank

Reason to see: Zombie movie!!!!! I missed it at TIFF 07

It is always fun to watch a good zombie movie, and this one pairs the classic horror elements in with the current flavour of today but without the banality that has hovered in many horror flicks of late. The style of the film has an impressive fluidity to it considering it incorporates multiple camera points of view which in some cases could be jarring but here it works very well. The scares are there with many jumps and eye covering moments, but it also plays with the question that can be a lot more scary which is what will people do. What would you do? Oh, what would you not do? When is being indifferent, being different from everyone else. Is it easier to record the horror than to engage in your current reality?

Warning: Violence, gore, some shaky-cam

Shannon's Overall View:
I enjoyed it
I'd buy it
I'd recommend it to zombie, horror and current culture fans

8 minutes of preshow including 4 commercial and 2 previews: Shutter and The Midnight Meat Train

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Stace said...

Your blog is great.

Shannon the Movie Moxie said...

Thanks Stace :)

Suzie Ridler said...

Thank you for doing this review! I was on the verge of giving up on Netflix again but when I read your review I gave the movie a shot and really liked it. Great zombie movie, very clever and interesting. Thanks Shannon!

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