Diary of the Dead
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Diary of the Dead
A young Hector Elizondo (of TV's Chicago Hope) stars in this low-key thriller about a harried, unemployed young husband who finally tires of the incessant badgering of his mother-in-law (Geraldine Fitzgerald) and uses his puzzle-solving skills to concoct the perfect murder and get his hands on her inheritance (a mere $80,000). Unfortunately, the old bat's short-term dirt nap only manages to make her even more annoying, and she comes back to torment him from beyond the grave... maybe. Clearly the makers of this low-budget film were inspired by Diabolique and/or the collected works of… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"GEORGE ROMERO REALLY HAD NOWHERE to take his zombie franchise after 2005's Land of the Dead -- but he made this year's Diary of the Dead anyway."
‑ Matt Kelemen, Las Vegas CityLife
"[A] tad too self-conscious about the 'importance' of its 'message.'"
‑ MaryAnn Johanson, Flick Filosopher
"Social commentary is laid on so thick and often it becomes muddled."
‑ Joshua Tyler, CinemaBlend.com
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