History Film / DiaryOfTheDead

11th Jan '16 9:02:26 AM jeffreyloonychen
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* HeroOfAnotherStory: [[Film/SurvivalOfTheDead "Nicotine" Crockett and his fellow National Guardsman deserters]], who are more of {{Villain Protagonist}}s since they rob the heroes of this picture.
28th Nov '15 12:13:18 PM morenohijazo
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* TheJaywalkingDead: Subverted. The first encounter with the undead involves their Winnebago driving over several zombies walking on the road. Thinking she's committed vehicular manslaughter, the driver shoots herself in remorse.
18th Aug '15 3:57:23 AM Geoduck
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* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Pretty much Tracy's attitude at the end of the film.
15th May '15 8:52:19 AM Morgenthaler
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''Diary of the Dead'' is the fifth movie in the [[ThematicSeries "Dead" series]] written and directed by George A. Romero, and marked his return to making independent films after ''Film/LandOfTheDead''. The movie is followed by ''Film/SurvivalOfTheDead''.

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''Diary of the Dead'' is the fifth movie in the [[ThematicSeries "Dead" series]] ''Film/LivingDeadSeries'' written and directed by George A. Romero, and marked his return to making independent films after ''Film/LandOfTheDead''. The movie is followed by ''Film/SurvivalOfTheDead''.
3rd Feb '15 9:46:19 AM Morgenthaler
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'''''Diary of the Dead''''' is the fifth movie in the [[ThematicSeries "Dead" series]] written and directed by George A. Romero, and marked his return to making independent films after ''Film/LandOfTheDead''. The movie is followed by ''Film/SurvivalOfTheDead''.

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'''''Diary ''Diary of the Dead''''' Dead'' is the fifth movie in the [[ThematicSeries "Dead" series]] written and directed by George A. Romero, and marked his return to making independent films after ''Film/LandOfTheDead''. The movie is followed by ''Film/SurvivalOfTheDead''.



Heading for Debra's home, they have encounters with the zombie-movie equivalent of [[WackyWaysideTribe Wacky Wayside Tribes]]: a BadAss mute Amish farmer, a group of black people who have set up a survivalist-type fort, and (briefly) a gang of [[SurvivalOfTheDead National Guard deserters]]. When they finally reach their destination, they find that [[spoiler:Debra's family are all either dead or zombiefied]], so they decide to go to the mansion owned by Ridley's family.

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Heading for Debra's home, they have encounters with the zombie-movie equivalent of [[WackyWaysideTribe Wacky Wayside Tribes]]: a BadAss mute Amish farmer, a group of black people who have set up a survivalist-type fort, and (briefly) a gang of [[SurvivalOfTheDead [[Film/SurvivalOfTheDead National Guard deserters]]. When they finally reach their destination, they find that [[spoiler:Debra's family are all either dead or zombiefied]], so they decide to go to the mansion owned by Ridley's family.
16th Nov '14 7:07:33 AM Antwan
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'''''Diary of the Dead''''' is the fifth movie in the [[ThematicSeries "Dead" series]] written and directed by George A. Romero, and marked his return to making independent films after ''Film/LandOfTheDead''.

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'''''Diary of the Dead''''' is the fifth movie in the [[ThematicSeries "Dead" series]] written and directed by George A. Romero, and marked his return to making independent films after ''Film/LandOfTheDead''.
''Film/LandOfTheDead''. The movie is followed by ''Film/SurvivalOfTheDead''.



The cameraman/director, Jason, decides to return to their university to pick up his girlfriend, Debra, but the [[TheJaywalkingDead Winnebago plows through a group of zombies on the road]] along the way; still skeptical that they are in fact the walking dead, [[spoiler:the grief-stricken driver, Mary, shoots herself]]. The others take her to a hospital, which turns out to be abandoned -- at least by the living. The remaining survivors are quickly forced into the realization that the ZombieApocalypse is indeed upon them.

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The cameraman/director, Jason, decides to return to their university to pick up his girlfriend, Debra, but the [[TheJaywalkingDead Winnebago plows through a group of zombies on the road]] along the way; still skeptical that they are in fact the walking dead, [[spoiler:the the grief-stricken driver, Mary, shoots herself]].herself. The others take her to a hospital, which turns out to be abandoned -- at least by the living. The remaining survivors are quickly forced into the realization that the ZombieApocalypse is indeed upon them.



The group finds Ridley alive, but come to the painfully belated realization that [[spoiler:the rest of his family is dead or walking dead, and he has been bitten]]. Still wearing his mummy movie-costume, he ends up reenacting the opening horror movie scene; Tracy, the "victim" in the horror movie, becomes disgusted and drives off in the Winnebago. [[spoiler:Ridley]] kills two of the group, including [[spoiler:Jason,]] and the movie ends with [[spoiler:Debra, the professor and Tony]] watching from a "panic room" as a growing horde of zombies slowly breaks into the estate.

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The group finds Ridley alive, but come to the painfully belated realization that [[spoiler:the rest of his family is dead or walking dead, and he has been bitten]]. Still wearing his mummy movie-costume, he ends up reenacting the opening horror movie scene; Tracy, the "victim" in the horror movie, becomes disgusted and drives off in the Winnebago. [[spoiler:Ridley]] kills two of the group, including [[spoiler:Jason,]] [[spoiler:Jason]], and the movie ends with [[spoiler:Debra, the professor and Tony]] watching from a "panic room" as a growing horde of zombies slowly breaks into the estate.



* AbandonedHospital

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* AbandonedHospitalAbandonedHospital: The first place our main cast goes to after Mary attempts suicide over believing she ran over people and not zombies.



* ArtisticLicenseStatistics: A radio broadcast says that the number of deaths caused by the zombies will quadruple. It then says that it will increase by 100%, even though quadrupling is to increase by 300%.



* TheDocumentary: The film itself is presented as one on the recent zombie outbreak.



* IdiotBall: Honestly, half of the victims pretty much deserved to die due to their terrifying moments of stupidity. Special mention goes to the guy who gets killed [[spoiler: because he can't hear a zombie approaching while blowdrying his hair]].

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* IdiotBall: Honestly, half of the victims pretty much deserved to die due to their terrifying moments of stupidity. Special mention goes to the guy who gets killed [[spoiler: because he can't hear a zombie approaching while blowdrying blow-drying his hair]].



* JitterCam
* JustBeforeTheEnd

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* JitterCam
JitterCam: Averted, the only times the cameras get shaky are during zombie attacks. Otherwise, the shots stay stabilized.
* JustBeforeTheEndJustBeforeTheEnd: This film reboots the apocalypse at a much later date and the documentary begins minutes before the zombies start hunting.



* MonsterClown: The recording they found of a zombiefied clown bitting someone at a child's birthday party. Crossed with IncongruouslyDressedZombie.
* NotUsingTheZWord

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* MonsterClown: The recording they found of a zombiefied clown bitting biting someone at a child's birthday party. Crossed with IncongruouslyDressedZombie.
* NotUsingTheZWordNotUsingTheZWord: In tradition with the previous films, the word zombie is never used.



* TheCameo: Both Romero and the make-up director appear in the movie. Not forgetting voices overs from various horror icons.
* TheDocumentary: The film itself.

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* TheCameo: Both Romero and TooDumbToLive: Played with. Jason is too busy filming to get involved most of the make-up director appear time, but almost everybody else is pretty useful in fighting the movie. Not forgetting voices overs from various horror icons.
* TheDocumentary: The film itself.
zombies. But as he points out to Debra at one point, his documentary being uploaded to the internet is showing pretty much anyone around the world who watches it exactly what they need to do to survive themselves. Debra's voice-over mentions that she agrees with this point in hindsight.



* TooDumbToLive: Played with. Jason is too busy filming to get involved most of the time, but almost everybody else is pretty useful in fighting the zombies. But as he points out to Debra at one point, his documentary being uploaded to the internet is showing pretty much anyone around the world who watches it exactly what they need to do to survive themselves. Debra's voice-over mentions that she agrees with this point in hindsight.
* WackyWaysideTribe: As noted above. A common complaint about this movie is that most of these "tribes" are more interesting than the main characters. The Guard deserters become the protagonists of Romero's later movie ''SurvivalOfTheDead''.
* YouFailStatisticsForever: A radio broadcast says that the number of deaths caused by the zombies will quadruple. It then says that it will increase by 100%, even though quadrupling is to increase by 300%.

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* TooDumbToLive: Played with. Jason is too busy filming to get involved most of the time, but almost everybody else is pretty useful in fighting the zombies. But as he points out to Debra at one point, his documentary being uploaded to the internet is showing pretty much anyone around the world who watches it exactly what they need to do to survive themselves. Debra's voice-over mentions that she agrees with this point in hindsight.
* WackyWaysideTribe: As noted above. A common complaint about this movie is that most of these "tribes" are more interesting than the main characters. The Guard deserters become the protagonists of Romero's later movie ''SurvivalOfTheDead''.
* YouFailStatisticsForever: A radio broadcast says that the number of deaths caused by the zombies will quadruple. It then says that it will increase by 100%, even though quadrupling is to increase by 300%.
''Film/SurvivalOfTheDead''.
14th Jul '14 7:15:28 AM erforce
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'''''Diary of the Dead''''' is the fifth movie in the [[ThematicSeries "Dead" series]] written and directed by George A. Romero, and marked his return to making independent films after ''LandOfTheDead''.

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'''''Diary of the Dead''''' is the fifth movie in the [[ThematicSeries "Dead" series]] written and directed by George A. Romero, and marked his return to making independent films after ''LandOfTheDead''.
''Film/LandOfTheDead''.
7th May '14 6:03:08 AM StiffShots
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* DuelingMovies: In the UK at least, ''Diary'' was released at almost the exact same time as ''{{REC}}'', another handheld zombie film. Some critics drew unfavourable comparisons between the two.
15th Apr '14 2:22:59 AM Odon
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The cameraman/director, Jason, decides to return to their university to pick up his girlfriend, Debra, but the Winnebago plows through a group of zombies on the road along the way; still skeptical that they are in fact the walking dead, [[spoiler:the grief-stricken driver, Mary, shoots herself]]. The others take her to a hospital, which turns out to be abandoned -- at least by the living. The remaining survivors are quickly forced into the realization that the ZombieApocalypse is indeed upon them.

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The cameraman/director, Jason, decides to return to their university to pick up his girlfriend, Debra, but the [[TheJaywalkingDead Winnebago plows through a group of zombies on the road road]] along the way; still skeptical that they are in fact the walking dead, [[spoiler:the grief-stricken driver, Mary, shoots herself]]. The others take her to a hospital, which turns out to be abandoned -- at least by the living. The remaining survivors are quickly forced into the realization that the ZombieApocalypse is indeed upon them.
27th Dec '13 4:03:59 PM LongLiveHumour
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* TheCameo: Creator/StephenKing, Creator/WesCraven, SimonPegg, Creator/QuentinTarantino and Guillermo Del Toro all voice radio announcers, and Romero himself has a small role as police captain.

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* TheCameo: Creator/StephenKing, Creator/WesCraven, SimonPegg, Creator/SimonPegg, Creator/QuentinTarantino and Guillermo Del Toro all voice radio announcers, and Romero himself has a small role as police captain.



* HumansAreTheRealMonsters: "Are we worth saving? You tell me." are the last words spoken in the movie, over a viral video of two men using a tied-up zombie woman for target practice.

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* HumansAreTheRealMonsters: "Are we worth saving? You tell me." me," are the last words spoken in the movie, over a viral video of two men using a tied-up zombie woman for target practice.
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