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Romero Lives Film Series: Diary of the Dead (featuring an appearance by Suzanne Romero)

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October 13, 2019, 7:00 pm, Regent Square Theater
Diary of the Dead - Introduced by Suzanne Romero
The Romero Lives Film Series presents: A Celebration of Pittsburgh’s Horror Master, George A. Romero

At the forefront of the late-2000s wave of “found footage” horror movies, Diary of the Dead sees Romero revisiting the very beginnings of the zombie apocalypse through the proliferating cameras and social media screens of the 21st century. A group of University of Pittsburgh film students are shooting a horror movie in the woods when news of violent riots and mass murder starts spreading. As they rush back to what remains of civilization, they realize that the unthinkable has happened: the dead are coming back to life, and they’re hungry for the flesh of the living. An incisive, scary, and often hilarious reflection on the horror genre and our iPhone-era compulsion to live our own lives through a viewfinder. “A raw, vivid dispatch from the frontline, [Diary] melds content with frights in classic Romero style. An outstanding exercise in showing the kids how to do it.” – author Kim Newman