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Diary of the Dead (2007)

A group of young film students run into real-life zombies while filming a horror movie of their own.

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Storyline

While filming a horror movie of mummy in a forest, the students and their professor of the University of Pittsburgh hear on the TV the news that the dead are awaking and walking. Ridley and Francine decide to leave the group, while Jason heads to the dormitory of his girlfriend Debra Monahan. She does not succeed in contacting her family and they travel in Mary's van to the house of Debra's parents in Scranton, Pennsylvania. While driving her van, Mary sees a car accident and runs over a highway patrolman and three other zombies trying to escape from them. Later the religious Mary is depressed, questioning whether the victims where really dead, and tries to commit suicide, shooting herself with a pistol. Her friends take her to a hospital where they realize that the dead are indeed awaking and walking and they need to fight to survive while traveling to Debra's parents house. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Shoot the dead. See more »

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Horror | Thriller

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Rated R for strong horror violence and gore, and pervasive language | See all certifications »

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22 February 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

George A. Romero's Diary of the Dead  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$275,061, 17 February 2008, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$958,961

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,364,858
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Trivia

In the warehouse, when the group is searching the RV for the missing dead body, you can hear a television report in the background. The report is taken directly from George A. Romero's Night of the Living Dead (1968). See more »

Goofs

When arriving at Deb's parents' house in Scranton, Deb comments that West Virginia (where her parents and brother were camping) is only 100 miles away. Even though we don't know where in West Virginia her family was, the closest point in the state would still be approximately 200 miles from Scranton. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Police Officer: 628 Tremont. 6-2-8. Three dead. No, just the usual. Fuck. Usual. It's no big deal these days, right?
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Featured in Bad Movie Beatdown: Diary of the Dead (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Prelude in D Flat Major
Opus 28 No. 15
By Frédéric Chopin
Performed by Christine Hye-Su Kim
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Dear diary...the dead are back
9 September 2007 | by See all my reviews

I just got back from the world premiere of Diary Of the Dead at the TIFF and all I have to say is that it was Fantastic!!!

I truly believe he made this film the way he wanted it, with no big headed Hollywood studio types to interfere with his vision.

Everything from the filming, phenomenal cast, soundtrack, and yes fellow horror fans the gore. It isn't an over the top gore fest but there are appropriate amounts and interesting kill scenes.

Follow this recipe

Ingredients: Throw in bits of social satire of a world gone or going wrong right now, a brilliant cast and crew, top notch attention to detail and mix with equal part zombies and what you have is a complete George A Romero feast.

Best thing about the above recipe is that it will never spoil as I will not spoil with any details of the storyline....just go see it if you get a chance to.


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