The problem doesn't seem to be that people are waking up dead, but that dead people are waking up.
Not exactly one of George Romero's best, but it's good for an occasional watch. Probably because it's due to the shaky camera action and the somewhat teeny bopper aura of the film, but it didn't really give a huge impression on me. I prefer the Land or Dawn of the Dead though.
When a group of film students are out doing a class project, a sudden and deadly outbreak erupts all over the world, and during the course of their travels back to their homes, with the slim hope of finding their loved ones alive, one student obsessively records every excruciating detail, in order to provide future generations (or those who are left in the world after the outbreak) proof of what happened. They encounter zombies, plus a whole host of humans, from a mute farmer to corrupt army men. All the while, they are trying to stay alive, as the world slowly turns into a society ruled by flesh eating and savage creatures.
I know this film was supposed to be a documentary, but somehow... no. Not really. I prefer Quarantine (and possibly [REC]).