“Diary Of The Dead” is an independent horror film written, produced and directed by famed “Dead” saga director George A. Romero.
According to Romero, “Diary Of The Dead” is not the fifth film chronologically in director George A. Romero’s “Dead” movie series. However, in “an attempt to reestablish a lucrative franchise, “Diary Of The Dead” is, technically and philosophically, a reboot of the myth.
Even though the fourth “Dead” film was studio produced through Universal Studios, “Diary of the Dead” was produced by Romero’s and his producer friend Peter Grunwald’s Romero-Grunwald Productions with Artfire Films and will be released stateside by Voltage Pictures.
The “Diary Of The Dead” plot involves a group of film school students who are filming a horror movie in the wilderness, and are attacked by zombies. It takes place during the same night as Night of the Living Dead. It gives a new perspective on the whole phenomenon as the students learn about the zombies through first-hand experience as opposed to the people locked up in the farmhouse in the first “Dead” film, “Night of the Living Dead.”
“Diary Of The Dead” had its world premiere at the Toronto Film Festival on September 8, 2007.