Days of Darkness Reviews
September 13, 2008
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.
January 21, 2008
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, eeeerrr....you'll see!
December 21, 2012
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.
April 29, 2009
This was okay. I thought it would be better. Some of it I found pretty funny, but like it doesn't follow in the traditional zombie flicks, example: when the guy got bitten he didn't turn. Pretty interesting story plot.
March 15, 2009
It's bad. Laughable at times. Good hearty laughs. It's either too serious and you laugh at the real actors or it's not funny enough. "let's down a bottle of whiskey before I operate on you." "let's down another and shoot some zombies before I drive off. Could've been scary or spoofy but it never knows what it wants to be and fails at both.
November 5, 2008
This movie has balls...well the zombies do and they rot and fall off. Keep your hands off my paper towels!
April 16, 2008
Where do i start? What ever happen to the good B movies?...My oh my...actually this isn't even B movie worthy, this would fall under D or E it's that bad. The acting wasn't even that, the cast was so sorry and the overall delivery was a joke, litterally. The story wasn't as bad, except for the whole penis part...rofl...what a big waste of time
March 3, 2008
Wow what a crapfest. The first half of this film is your generic, run of the mill low budget/independent zombie fare. The second half sees alien egg sacs replace the genitals of male zombies and alien brains grow in their head and we find out this is controlling the zombies. Later, little creatures straight out of The Gate hatch from the egg sacs. Oh yeah, we have your typical cast as well: a good old boy redneck, a gay guy, a porn star, an ex-military woman, a preacher (can't be without that cliche), and to top it off we have 2!!! used car salesmen!!! Avoid this and watch Dawn of the Dead for the 100th time instead.
February 5, 2008
Crappy zombie flick that gets really stupid when the point of the movie devolves into why penises are falling off...
February 3, 2008
Bad, just Bad. It was horrible, awful. Horrible effects, bad acting, bad plot. It doesn't even enter into the 'B' movie cheesy.
January 14, 2008
movie sucked more than anything i have seen recently. Story sucked, acting sucked. Waht sucked more is that the disc I borrowed was scratched so i missed the last 7 or 8 minutes. So it was a real waste. avoid at all costs.
October 17, 2013
Imagine finding the antidote to zombies while being sexually assaulted by an angry feminist whilst pissed. This film is what put that thought in my head.
Superb. (in an abysmal way)
December 28, 2012
ok, someone was paid to write this? too bad, concept had promise but the dialogue and acting offer no promise whatsover
May 21, 2012
So awful, and not even the so awful it's fun. At one point a character actually has to give a quick recap so if you've nodded off or lost interest you know what's going on. It's a travesty that they use the word zombie, which should be reserved for better things, like cocktails and the reanimated.
May 12, 2012
Incredibly bland and forgettable zombie movie. In a world of re-invented genres and new takes on the old this movie really fails to do anything new or remarkable. A mere month after watching and i struggle to recall a single scene or plot point, let alone a character.
January 23, 2012
there are two separate and different movies mixed up here......
December 1, 2011
Very good, story ending could have beeen a bit better it was rather a silly ending.
April 2, 2011
7 minutes and you can see this sucks. :P
November 10, 2010
i love this movie, it made my boyfriend freak out and gave me a good laugh but made me squerm tooo
March 7, 2010
Unnecessary stomach-churning and thoughts of "I hope nobody walks in right now" constitute the experience of watching this poorly executed alien-zombie flick. The film could have scored a few chills, but poor camera work and some terrible acting score a few unintentional laughs instead, though not enough of them to put Days of Darkness into the so-bad-it's-funny genre.