Days of Darkness (2007)


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Movie Info

A civil servant gradually regresses into a fantasy world while falling for a beautiful movie star (Diane Kruger) in director Denys Arcand's (The Barbarian Invasions) dark comedy.

Rating: R (for violence and gore, language including sexual references, and brief sexuality/nudity)
Genre: Horror, Comedy
Directed By: ,
Written By: Jake Kennedy, Denys Arcand
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jan 8, 2008
Lionsgate Films



as Jean-Marc Leblanc

as Véronica Star

as Sylvie Cormier-lebla...

as Carole Bigras-Bourqu...

as Young Prince

as Béatrice de Savoie

as Karine Tendance

as William Chérubin

as Laurence Métivier

as Police Officer

as Gilles Sansregret

as Thorvald

as Pierre

as Raymond Leclerc

as Constance Lazure
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Critic Reviews for Days of Darkness

All Critics (4) | Top Critics (2)

The final chapter of the trilogy that began with The Decline of the American Empire and continued with The Barbarian Invasions, Days of Darkness has neither that chatty brilliance of the former nor the elegiac emotion of the latter.

Full Review… | March 21, 2008
Globe and Mail
Top Critic

Days of Darkness is arguably [Denis] Arcand's most depressing film. Yet it's also one of his greatest and, in a strange way, his most uplifting.

Full Review… | March 21, 2008
Toronto Star
Top Critic

An apocalyptic film for those who like to pleasure themselves with bad movies about flesh-eaters.

Full Review… | January 29, 2013
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Denys Arcand's Days of Darkness have arrived, and not just as a film title.

Full Review… | March 21, 2008
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Audience Reviews for Days of Darkness


This is a pretty fuckin awesome Z-budget film. If you think this is a bad zombie movie, you ain't seen bad zombie movies.

Would it be nice if there was better acting? Yeah, sure - that's always the answer for most movies though. How does this bad acting compare to typical zombie movie bad acting? It's a good 40% better than typical crap Z-movie acting, as in the acting is actually tolerable.

How about the visuals? The crew hasn't got millions, and I don't actually know how much they had to work with - but the effects in this are damn cool. I like the old fashioned use of production effects, and a lot of the makeup/fx is pretty damn awesome, definitely in the higher end of Z-movies.

Could the script be better and carry a bit more continuity? Almost always, but in this case, I'm too tickled by the parasite alien babies growing in zombies' scrotums and the end "solution" to the zombie plague. It's a funny and interesting Z-movie, and actually enjoyable.

_kelly .King

Super Reviewer

Hmmm.. Now, this story plot sounds familiar. It has certain elements from various flicks of the 'zombie' genre. Slightly on the gruesome side, for the fact that a henious act is committed upon a male. Although it appears to be directed towards men, in general. (Gotta watch to see what I mean). But overall, it's something you just got to see when you just need a certain form of laughter to make up for your day. Enjoy,'ll see!

Leo L

Super Reviewer

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