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Diaries of the Living Dead

3.2 out of 5 stars 5 customer reviews

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Editorial Reviews

DEAD SUMMER: A small Pennsylvania town has been quarantined from the rest of the world due to an unknown disease that's causing the dead to be re-animated. It's no mystery that these re-animated dead are zombies. Supplies are dropped off by helicopter and the town has adapted to this new way of life. The slow-like walking dead have become nothing more than an annoyance. That all changes when a young group of friends accidentally trigger the zombies into something more ferocious and primal. Now on the run from these increasingly violent creatures, the young group desperately try to find a way to subdue them and to gain help from the outside world. The military, however, have found an anomaly living amongst the town. There is a person, who they feel, holds the key to the ever growing zombie threat and they will stop at nothing to get to him. Someone among the group of friends isn't what they appear to be and could possibly be evolving into something even more threatening than the zombies themselves.


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Product Details

  • Actors: Eric Krieg
  • Directors: Eric Krieg
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
    Unrated
    Not Rated
  • Studio: Sub Rosa Studios
  • DVD Release Date: April 22, 2008
  • Run Time: 151 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0015HZMF0
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #444,507 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Diaries of the Living Dead" on IMDb

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

Format: DVD
Even when scored on the b-movie curve, these two only rate about 1.5 stars. Given that both movies throw in some prurient humor, I'll round the score up to 2 stars.

In "Dead Summer", a small town in rural Pennsylvania is quarantined after a zombie outbreak. By the time the story opens, people have gotten used to living "inside the fence" and know that the army will shoot them if they try to leave. On the upside, the army delivers supplies and as long as the locals have their magazines, booze, and zombie sex slaves, no one tries to leave . . .

This micro-budget production gets credit for dealing with some of the "classic" zombie movie issues (dealing with a loved one becoming infected, long term psychological effects of living in a "post zombie apocalypse, etc) and providing employment to an ensemble cast of aspiring actors in Pennsylvania.

However, the writing, plot, dialogue, acting, production values, etc. are all wretched. The plot basically follows "a day in the life" of a group of friends as they get killed off one by one by zombies and their own stupidity (you'd think after years of living with the threat of zombie attacks, people would remember to lock the door behind them . . .) Finally, the survivors decide to take their anger out on the Government for quarantining them. They are about as successful at this goal as they are dealing with the zombies in the first place.

In Deadhunter, which was filmed in Seville, Spain, the production values are quite a bit better, but the dialogue is all in Spanish and the special effects are still pretty much nonexistent ("pretending" to shoot the gun and then dubbing in "gunfire" sound effects, etc.
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This movie was disappointing. The info on the DVD made it seem like I was getting something like a George Romero movie and should have known better. Its not a bad movie, but rather something to watch when you have nothing else to see on TV.
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I'll cut right to the chase: Dead Summer is far from being a 5-star movie. Budget constraints aside, I found the acting to be downright awful. In one scene, a character is shot in the head. Watch her fight to keep a straight face. Nothing sucks the believability out of a flick quite like someone who can't commit to a role. I got the impression that the audition process went something like, "Hey, I'm making a movie! Want to be in it?" "Yeah!" "Great, you're hired!" Also, there were moments where the story seemed like it'd be promising, but it was hard to follow the plot due to poor audio.

Like all other low-budget films, this one carries the same characteristics: so-so makeup, pacing problems and iffy lighting. Please consider yourself warned.
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Dead Summer was written by Robert Brewer who wrote Season of Rot. It's a great script with some decent acting for a micro-budget flick. The movie revolves around a tight knit group of friends who are part of a town that's been quarantined from the rest of the country due to the zombie epidemic. Even if the story line sounds familiar, don't let it stop you from checking this flick out, for the similarities end there. One gets the feeling that this would be how people would react and respond if the situation actually happened. You truly get involved with the characters. I highly recommend giving this flick a chance.
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Dead Summer is a new take on zombies and its pretty damn good. If you enjoy full blown action with a real storyline, then I would grab a copy of this film today.
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