Diary of the Dead (1980) - Rotten Tomatoes

Diary of the Dead (1980)





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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 Hitchcock -- but unlike those films, the endless plot convolutions fail to add up to an enthralling whole, generating more irritation than suspense.
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Critic Reviews for Diary of the Dead

All Critics (3)

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.

Full Review… | March 17, 2008
Las Vegas CityLife

[A] tad too self-conscious about the 'importance' of its 'message.'

Full Review… | March 7, 2008
Flick Filosopher

Social commentary is laid on so thick and often it becomes muddled.

Full Review… | January 20, 2008

Audience Reviews for Diary of the Dead


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