Diary of the Dead, a movie more about people than zombies.
Posted on Thursday, May 28th, 2009
at 12:51 pm
Posted by John under Movies.
I have just watched Diary of the Dead. Written and directed by George A. Romero, it is a pre-zombie infection log of what later leads into Dawn of the Dead, from the point of view of two cameras filming what unfolds as the dead rise again. The movie conforms to other horror films, but with an added home made flair to it. The paradox of a horror film, being filmed, allows it to delve deeper into the psychological part of a zombie flick with recorded conversations and introductions of the characters. The main person documenting the unfolding of events comes more from an angle of documentation, rather than a series of “good shots” more apparent in the movie “Cloverfield”. People quickly cast off civilization, painting a picture of the dark ages in a weeks time. One can only hope that panic, insanity, and savagery does not set as quickly as this film depicts, although, if what happened with Hurricane Katrina is any indication, we should be very afraid.