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I hate to sound like your mother, but you should never pick up hitchhikers. Haven't you seen enough horror movies to know it never ends well? If not, maybe David Barker's new film, Daylight, will finally get the message across. And if we're lucky, it might even live up to its press.
Daylight is the story of a young expectant couple who give a ride to some hitchhikers to disastrous and "shattering" results. I know, sounds familiar, right? But according to the flick's press release, Daylight is not just another exploitation movie. In reality, it's a "powerful, shocking piece of vigorous cinema, which fuses eroticism and tenderness with the harrowing weight of pregnancy and kidnapping." Whoa.
A movie I haven't heard of, from a filmmaker I haven't heard of, Daylight is being touted as the Next Big Thing by sources other than its studio's marketing department. It's been called "shocking, »
The fear-meisters over at Cinema Purgatorio are back with a spooky new flick that is sure to make you see horror in an all new light ... Daylight! Read on for details, artwork, and even a trailer.
From the Press Release
A harrowing psychological thriller from a widely acclaimed filmmaker, Daylight pits a couple lost in America against a conniving gang of kidnappers, in David Barker’s rigorous and personal re-imagining of the genre film. Despite its familiar genre elements, Daylight is different – a powerful, shocking piece of vigorous cinema, which fuses eroticism and tenderness with the harrowing weight of pregnancy and kidnapping.
This isn’t about what you want.
On their way to a wedding, Danny and Irene pick up a hitchhiker – throwing the film in »
- Uncle Creepy
Popping up on the festival circuit last year and earning some strong advance word, the no-budget thriller "Daylight" has lain dormant so long. Thankfully, distributor Cinema Purgatorio recognized its potential and will roll it out to theaters this summer. Favorably compared to the work of Michael Haneke, this psychological thriller follows couple Daniel (Aidan Redmond) and Irene (the very pregnant Alexandra Meierhans) as they pick up a seemingly-innocent hitchhiker (Michael Godere) on their way to a wedding. However there's something a bit more sinister to him, and after he threatens his drivers to pick up his cohort (Ivan Martin), the… »
Cinema Purgatorio has acquired Craig MacNeill and Alexei Kalaina's "The Afterlight" and David Barker's "Daylight;" two films that share a similar title and little else in common. "The Afterlight" concerns itself with a young couple who move to an abandoned schoolhouse to start anew. Once relocated, their relationship begins to take a negative turn, one that affects the lives of everyone around them. The low-budget thriller "Daylight" pits a couple »
4 items from 2011
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