Diary of the Dead was George A. Romero’s handheld camera zombie romp which was a nice attempt to try something new in the genre he helped to create.

In theory the notion of the handheld camera thrown into the zombie horde should have made for a thrilling ride but in practise it actually contributed to a detached experience, so it’s no surprise that this device is being dropped for the next installment in Romero’s zombie series.

The official synopsis is here:

Off the coast of Delaware sits the cozy Plum Island where two families are locked in a struggle for power, as it has been for generations. The O’Flynn’s, headed by patriarch Patrick O’Flynn (Kenneth Welsh) approach the zombie plague with a shoot-to-kill attitude. The Muldoons, headed by Shamus Muldoon (Richard Fitzpatrick), feel that the zombies should be quarantined and kept ‘alive,’ in hopes that a solution will someday be found.

The O’Flynn’s, who are clearly outnumbered, are forced to exile Patrick by boat to the mainland, where he meets up with a cynical band of soldiers, headed by Guardsman Sarge (Alan Van Sprang). They join forces and return to the island, to find that the zombie plague has fully gripped the divided community, and the body count is rising.

There’s a new trailer for Survival of the Dead, which follows on directly from the last film, below and a nice poster to enjoy too.

The poster and trailer came from Bloody Disgusting.