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Daylight (2013)

Not Rated | | Drama, Horror, Mystery | 24 August 2013 (UK)
A horror/thriller about a team of Child Protective Services workers who investigate a series of bizarre child abuse cases in the small town of Daylight, IN. As the mystery unfolds, they ... See full summary »


Joel Townsend (screenplay), David McCracken (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jennifer Bacon Jennifer Bacon ... Jennifer Borman
David McCracken ... David McCracken
Josh Riedford Josh Riedford ... Josh Riedford
Sydney Morris Sydney Morris ... Sydney Irons
Jeanine Cameron Jeanine Cameron ... Susan Ellroy
Patrick J. Andersen ... Father Patrick Andersen
Gretchin Irons Gretchin Irons ... Gretchin Irons
Eric Altheide Eric Altheide ... Father Isaac Hitchens
Wilson Phillips Wilson Phillips ... Officer Rick Boyd (as Bill Tush)
Kris Zinn Kris Zinn ... Kris Ellroy
Amber Beaty Amber Beaty ... Amber Irons
Elliot Wasserman Elliot Wasserman ... Elliot West
Julie Hernandez Seaton Julie Hernandez Seaton ... Julie Pyle
Meghan Schnakenburg Meghan Schnakenburg ... Megan Olyphant
Cami Gilman Cami Gilman ... Cami Gilman
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A horror/thriller about a team of Child Protective Services workers who investigate a series of bizarre child abuse cases in the small town of Daylight, IN. As the mystery unfolds, they discover the cases may actually be linked by demonic possession. Written by Anonymous

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The entire film was shot on the Canon 5D. The footage was then treated in post to give it the various looks of the different cameras the characters used in the film. See more »


Jennifer Borman: Stop! David, stop!
David McCracken: Okay, fine. I'm stopped. What?
Jennifer Borman: Okay, so you honestly think that it's a good idea to take a psychologically distressed nine-year-old out of her house in the middle of the night and then walk for miles in this cold?
David McCracken: What's the alternative?
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Utter disaster of a c-movie micro-budget video.
10 December 2014 | by thomasbhunterSee all my reviews

"Daylight" is another tedious entry in the micro-budget, c-horror "found footage" sub-genre. I happen to really enjoy these kinds of films and have viewed and reviewed many dozens of them over the last couple of years. This one is, unfortunately pretty typical of majority of these weekend-shoot videos. The acting is what you'd expect from a community college drama course and is often distractingly worse (the kind of acting that makes it seem like they are reading from the script for the first time). This makes it difficult to watch this one all the way through (esp as it just seemed to drone on and on...), but I think to review a film, you need to watch it all the way, just to be fair. Anyway, there were ZERO SCARES (in fact, nothing even remotely interesting in that regard - it was almost like a very long, very bland documentary instead of a horror film), and the plot was the standard dull fare for a supernatural/"demonic" storyline. I think the writers and directors intended some kind of psychological component but couldn't quite decide what kind of film they wanted to make. There's no mystery to the story, no intellectual subtext - it's just a haphazard effort that lacked cohesion and any kind of suspense- building on any level, ultimately. So, unfortunately, I wasted $5 on this rental (which is actually a pretty high price of admission when compared to most other films in this sub-genre on Amazon Instant) - which is a lot to throw away on a rental. Hopefully, this review will save you some money and time, as I definitely can't recommend this one. Really the only positives for this one are the use of quite good editing software (if heavily overused, esp with regard to the usual "found footage" camera flutters and video distortion) and graphics, high quality HD cameras, they did provide at least a full-length movie (though again that was a plus and a minus), the lack of tedious background music (so common to these kinds of films) and some kinda cool DVD cover artwork, which actually sold me on renting this clunker. I just want to save the viewing public from wasting their money, despite the phony reviews posted by family and friends of the filmmakers eager to earn some of their investment back.

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