A friend of mine watched The Zombie Diaries and on the poster he was quotted as saying in a nutshell that it is one of the greatest zombie movies ever made. Needless to say I was a bit sceptical since it seems everyone says that about every movie these days, especially when its going to be in print. I recently checked out The Zombie Diaries on Netflix Canada’s on demand service and am quite able to say that this low budget british zombie film is easily one of the best indie zombie films I have seen in many years.
The Zombie Diaries is what George Romero wishes Diary of the Dead could have been. I am going to even go so far as to say that if you are looking for a movie that is a throw back to the glory days of the legendary George Romero the Zombie Diaries will take you there. As much as I am a huge fan of George Romero his latest films Land of the Dead, Diary of the Dead and Survival of the Dead lacked the magic and overall themes of his original films. They have left me desperate for a new zombie film to truly love and fortuntaely for me.. along comes The Zombie Diaries.
Zombie Diaries is an excellent example of how indie filmmakers can take a fantastic script and no budget and work to build a movie that even mainstream horror fans can love by shooting it ala Blair Witch and Paranormal Activity in the first person.
Set in England its your typical starting point as an apocalypse of undead destruction falls over England but where The Zombie Diaries twists things is the way it tells the story from the eyes of different groups of survivors who for a mix of reasons have cameras and are recording the end of the world. In true George Romero fashion it is as much about the social message and the dangers of humanity as it is about the undead hordes.
The Zombie Diaries is an absolute delight and quite frankly my good friend Luke aka The Goon was 100% right. This really is one of the greatest zombie movies made for fans of classic zombie films. The Zombie Diaries effectively combines a talented cast, an organized director and a creative script to deliver an experience that every card carrying zombie film fan will love. The Zombie Diaries really and truly is the Blair Witch of zombie movies and one that deserves alot of respect and love from zombie film fans. This is a must rent for zombie fans or if you have NETFLIX like me… download it right now!