Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Days of Darkness|
Actors: Tom Eplin, Sabrina Gennarino, Travis Brorsen, Roshelle Pattison, John Lee Ames
Director: Jake Kennedy
Genres: Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Studio: Lions Gate Home Ent. Release Date: 01/08/2008 Run time: 85 minutes Rating: R
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Yaslmiri | GA | 12/31/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I can honestly say that i had no real hope for this film. Most of the horror films to come out in recent history have been... disappointing. So, i started this movie with no expectations other than turning it off after the first ten to fifteen minuets.
what i found was something fairly original, calling itself on most of the cliches that it couldn't avoid and doing everything in it's power to overcome its' obvious budgetary restraints.
for fans of zombie films, this should be a real breath of fresh air, done in the style of a Romero film."
Painful to watch, but in the end is not that bad
Phillip Ybarra | Oklahoma city, OK | 04/07/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Ok, so if you are looking for a zombie movie to watch just to watch, don't grab this one, Dawn of the Dead (orig or remake) is my favorite. I watch zombie movies cause i like them and eventually want to make them. This one is one you can learn from. They are in an isolated location the whole time, no big sets or lots of extras. Its done cheap and effective. Yea the story is shoddy, the acting even worse, the fight scenes are comical, the dialogue is crap. But educational wise its interesting. The lighting is good considering where they are filming. In "Zombie Night" they were in a warehouse of some sort and the lighting was done horribly. This one had a good location but the way they had the perimeter set up was totally unbelievable. The cause of the outbreak was ok, i mean its a zombie movie. And what prevents it is cool, simple. Again, I watch zombie movies to see what has been done, I liked this one for its simplicity; the story, acting, and dialogue needed work."
I wish a meteor had crash landed on my TV during this one..
NightShade | USA | 03/22/2009
(1 out of 5 stars)
"The cover art was deceptive, as it usually is with these low budget zombie movies.. The description on the back was a total fake out, it sounded like it could be a good movie.. But behold, all we got was another serving of crappy budget, zombie comedy slop. It wasn't funny, it wasn't entertaining, it was just pure stupidity. I wanted to watch this one with a crash helmet on my head, so I could repeatedly bash my cranium against the wall while screaming why, why, why!!!!!
If only God loved me enough to send a real meteor smashing through my TV set durning this one, I would have had plenty to be thankful for on the following Thanksgiving.. But all I have now are the Nam-like flashbacks of another zombie movie that was total blasphemy to the genre..."
M. Ryan Fairbanks | Cleveland, Ohio | 01/22/2009
(1 out of 5 stars)
"So you walk into your local Blockbuster Video and make your way over to their horror section that seems to be perpetually diminishing in quantity and quality over the years. Your eyes scan over a few of the time tested classics scattered here and there, but the shelves are mostly filled with low budget, amateurish, straight to DVD, and overall poorly made horror films from the 00's. You breathe a sigh of indecision while the socially inept sales associate gives you the "Is there something I can help you with?" look from behind the register. I found myself in this particular scenario just the other night. Call me a masochist, a glutton for punishment, someone with too much time on their hands, or all of the above. In the end, I decided to take one of these new millenium duds home with me, entitled Days of Darkness.
It was exactly what I thought it would be. An amateurish, low budget zombie outing that was derivitive of literally any movie ever made about the subject, riddled with bad acting, unbearable dialogue, and cheaply done special effects. A motley group of survivors are trapped inside a military bunker after a zombie breakout strikes. Personally I liked it better twenty years ago when it was called Day of the Dead. Eventually a little twist is unveiled when we discover that the zombies are actually created by parasitic aliens taking over a human host, but they can be defeated by drinking alcohol. It's amazing that I didn't just turn this off.
The new millenium seems to have shown a renewed interest in the zombie genre, most likely propelled by movies like 28 Days Later and Shaun of the Dead. In my estimation however, this has been mostly a bad thing as most of the new offerings are uninspired heaps of cinematic sludge like Days of Darkness. Many people didn't care for George Romero's latest Diary of the Dead early last year, but I assure even the strongest doubter would call it a masterpiece in comparison to this tripe. Learn from my mistake and avoid like the plague."