Days of Darkness Reviews
Superb. (in an abysmal way)
This another one those films that airs late night on the Horror Channel and sounded so bad that I thought it might be a bit of a giggle. But the result was actually a bit of a surprise, and I was presented with quite a good film. The storyline is a bit of a mishmash of several other movies (Night Of The Living Dead, Invasion Of The Body Snatchers, Creepozoids, etc), and even though it does not explain itself particularly well in places, it is handled quite competently and made me want to watch it all the way through. The acting ranges from OK to pretty wooden, but this does add a little bit of charm to the quirky characters. The gore is frequent and quite bloody with a fair amount of body parts flying around. Even though the movie is far from perfect, the sum of its parts makes for quite entertaining viewing.
On the other hand, the mediocre acting, reliance on cliches and stupidity of its characters leave "Days of Darkness" a movie that doesn't exactly demand to be seen, so who cares? Cars that won't start at just the right moment, hypocritical bible-thumping preacher, the porn star with a heart of gold, the innocents who must save the day, the last stand where the strangers must overcome their differences and work together, it's all so unimaginative and yet unusually unpalatable. Unless you truly want a window into the apparent dysfunctionality of writer/director Jake Kennedy, there isn't any reason to bother with this one.