Synopsis: When a comet passes near Earth and causes the majority of the population to turn into zombies, a group of survivors take refuge inside an abandoned military complex. Surrounded and short on supplies, they must find a way to overcome clashing personalities and work together. However, as they quickly learn, things are much worse than they look.
Movie Review: Days of Darkness (2007)
A review of the 2007 zombie apocalypse movie starring Tom Eplin.
My wife and I actually had a few minutes to ourselves last night and, despite being a bit tired, decided to try to watch a movie together. I came across this particular film on one of our movie channels a couple nights ago and, despite having some doubts about it, decided to record it. After watching it, I can honestly say it exceeded expectations.
I will start out by saying this movie wasn't the best zombie movie I have ever watched and, compared to most, would definitely fall into the low-budget category. The film also lacked something as far as character development goes. The majority of the survivors were one-dimensional and backstories were kept to a bit too much of a minimum.
That being said, this movie had quite a few surprises in it. And, because of those, did turn out to be a bit more entertaining to watch than expected.
The one I liked, in particular, was the way the movie essentially combines a zombie film with an alien invasion film. This was a nice twist that I honestly wasn't expecting and, at minimum, I can applaud the uniqueness.
In addition, the aliens themselves were actually surprisingly creepy, especially when they were shown climbing on walls behind some of the characters. The fact they were also small enough to hide just about anywhere inside the bunker also added to this because you never knew when one was going to pop up out of nowhere. That suspense is what made this movie much more watchable than it would have been as a regular zombie movie.
As I mentioned, this is pretty low budget and, as a result of that, might not be for everyone. But, if you are looking for a zombie film that isn't horrible and offers some uniqueness as far as twists go, this is one that is worth taking the time to watch.
My Grade: B
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