Katana master Tao leads a special ops squad of ex-military vigilantes on a massacre mission, their target: vampires on an post apocalyptic globe. Tao is the survivors' only hope and he knows the only cure is execution.

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Steven Seagal ... Tao
Tanoai Reed ... Tagart
Jenna Harrison ... Dorothy
Danny Midwinter ... Morgan
Emma Catherwood Emma Catherwood ... Amelia
Stephen Hagan ... Ricky
Daniel Percival Daniel Percival ... Dylan
Skye Bennett ... Charlotte
Tania Dobre Tania Dobre ... Attendant #1
Mihaela Constantin Mihaela Constantin ... Attendant #2
Linden Ashby ... Cross
Keith David ... Lt. Waters
Clay Donahue Fontenot Clay Donahue Fontenot ... Harrington
Stephen Haynes ... Soldier
Stefan Iancu ... Young Boy
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When most of the population of Earth is infected with a virus and transformed into flesh eaters and blood drinking creatures, a group of hunters led by Tao chases the vampire zombies to eliminate them. Six non-infected survivors try to find the exit of an abandoned hospital crowded with the infected creatures, and Tao and his group help them. Meanwhile, the military command is ready to bomb the area and wipe it from the map. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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He lives by the sword. They will die by it.


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WILHELM SCREAM: Very faintly heard when Tao (Steven Seagal) throws a vampire through a wall near the end of the film. See more »

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The aircraft that take off and maneuver to bomb the target are F-15s, but when there are some close-ups while pilots are communicating with the ground, the camera shows the nose of an F-16. See more »

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Amelia: [voice-over] Once the infection hit, there was little time to react.
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Edited from Ghostbusters II (1989) See more »

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Awfully Imbecile
25 April 2009 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

When most of the population of Earth is infected by a virus and transformed in flesh eaters and blood drinking creatures, a group of hunters leaded by Tao (Steven Seagal) and his word chases the vampire zombies to eliminate them. Six non-infected survivors try to find the exit of an abandoned hospital crowded of the infected creatures, and Tao and his group help them. Meanwhile the military command is ready to bomb and wipe out the area from the map.

The awful "Against the Darkness" is one of the most imbecile stories I have ever seen. The plot of infected human race has been told through a great number of zombie movies and is not original. Let me try to understand some of the incoherences: there is a group of four humans in a hospital trying to get some medicines, and that is OK. They meet a couple that has been living in the place for a long period but now, during the night and having less than an hour to stop the generator, they want to leave the building, otherwise they will be trapped inside. Question: why the couple did not leave the place during the previous daylight? How they have never stumbled with any infected creature while living in the hospital if the place is crowded of them? They meet Tao and his hunters that are in the building killing creatures. Question: If the place will be bombed, why risk their lives killing the creatures with sword, knives or whatever weapon? Further, the place is locked up by a gate and the vampire zombies would never leave the building. Amelia speaks and tells that the creatures are an evolution of the human race; however, they are not able to press the red button to open the gate. Why the girl has a smile on her face in the end after losing Amelia and other comrades? I could list many other flaws or holes in the screenplay. The choreography of the action scenes is ridiculous, most of them with Steven Seagal in close moving his sword in the direction of the camera in a terrible edition. My vote is three.

Title (Brazil): "Escuridão Mortal" ("Mortal Darkness")


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10 February 2009 (USA) See more »

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