Diary of the Dead

2007 / d. George A. Romero
The fifth installment in the revered Dead series is not a bad film per se, but certainly is not up to the calibre we’re used to seeing from Romero’s earlier output. Through a documentary-style presentation, it tells the story of a group of film students who struggle to survive during a zombie outbreak. The film, which Romero described as a “rejigging of the myth”, begins on the same day as the 1968 original, though the setting is obviously modernized. Overall just not as compelling to watch as the first installments of the Dead series, but it still manages to boast a british professor whose zombie killing weapon of choice is a goddam bow and arrow. Classy!