George Romero on ‘Diary of the Dead’
The ShockTillYouDrop crew has posted an interview with legendary "Living Dead" filmmaker George Romero about his upcoming film "Diary of the Dead."
The film, which chronicles a movie crew’s escape from zombies on the day the dead returned to life, hits theaters Feb. 15. With movies like "Cloverfield" proving that there’s still interest in the homemade-style horror that first popped up with "The Blair Witch Project," Romero is going a similar route with the latest installment of the "Living Dead" franchise – and taking a back-to-basics approach both in style of filmmaking and setting for the film, which takes place on the same night as the original "Night of the Living Dead":
We were shooting shots that were eight pages long. There were a couple of days when we did nothing but set the shot up and then shoot only one shot that day, but it’d be eight pages. So, I think this cast, if I asked them, ‘We’re gonna do the whole movie in a single shot,’ they would’ve done it. Never was a shot blown because an actor blew their line. It completely reminded me of the days on Night of the Living Dead where it was just friends coming together to make a movie with no interference.