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An afterthought in a zombie film?,
This review is from: Diary Of The Dead - Limited Edition 2 Disc Steelbook Metal Packaging [DVD] (DVD)
If you're reading this it's more then likely you've seen a zombie film so you'll know what to expect. You'll have your unlikely group of survivors slowly dwindling in numbers, plenty of suspense and of course lots of blood and internal organs being used as zombie chew toys.
What you probably won't expect is to find yourself leaving the cinema with a lingering thought in your head at the closing line of the film. There aren't too many films I've seen recently that leave me with an afterthought and it was something I certainly wouldn't expect to find in a zombie film.
It's quite a modern twist in it's production values as you view the film through a film being produced by our lead, Joshua Close. In concept it's similiar to the Blair Witch Project but while that is more about suspense and your imagination here you're seeing plenty of action as the survivors decrease in numbers through foolishness and sheer bad luck.
The survivors themselves are reasonably likeable, a teacher and a group of students all trying to get back "home" as the chaos ensues around them. I was also slightly surprised at who survives the film which is never a bad thing. After all if you can guess who's going to end up dead upon seeing your survivor group it takes away that element of surprise any good film needs to hold your interest.
This is definitely an essential purchase if you're a lover of zombie and horror films in general and even worth a watch if you're just getting into horror films. There's quite a few amusing moments throughout the film and it doesn't take the route of becoming a needless gore fest like some other horror films.
Give it a watch and if you like it you've got the original series of The Dead films by Romero to go back and enjoy as well. To a lesser extent there's also two other modern re-makes of Dawn of the Dead and Land of the Dead to satisfy your urges as well.