I troll MySpace less and less — look ma, I’m growing up! — so it was easy to miss the Diary of the Dead trailer the site posted as an exclusive at the end of last week.
The clip highlights the film’s basic conceit — a kid with a camera captures the rise of the dead on tape — but does little to showcase the handful of very funny moments and occasional good gore. The trailer actually undersells the film in that respect, though it also represents the project’s underlying problems.
While Diary is not the version of this story and approach I hoped for, I liked it slightly more than Devin did (reflected more in our actual reviews than the similar scores) and there’s a decent movie hiding in this one’s corners and shadows.
Check out the clip below.