GEORGE A. ROMERO February 4, 1940 – July 16, 2017 (age 77) Cause of Death: Lung cancer Known as the father of the zombie movie, George A. Romero started his career with the horror zombie film Night Of The Living Dead, widely considered the birth place of the modern day zombie. He would form most of his career out of this genre, with his … Read More Rest In Peace, George A. Romero: (1940-2017)
Had the cast been slightly more credible and the dialogue not so repetitive, Diary Of The Dead could have easily become one of the best zombie films in the genre. Instead, it only accomplishes being original, yet failing to the raise the bar for zombie horror flicks.
There is a unique experience in viewing a zombie flick directed by the man that revolutionized the genre, much like it probably felt to watch Picasso paint. Romero broke onto the scene 32 years ago and altered the horror brand forever, making the idea of zombies what it is today. Survival of the Dead gives off a radiance that makes you feel at home in the presence of a Romero contrivance, allowing one to confide in the man that set the undead wheel in motion.
The quality of the performances and production value are worth the time alone, but do not expect what you see from the trailer or any comparison to the original Romero horror film besides the bare bones of the plot.