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Darkest Day (2015)

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Dan wakes up on a beach with no memory. He discovers an empty city ravaged by a deadly virus. After befriending a small group of survivors it soon becomes clear the army is hunting him down... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Dan Rickard Dan Rickard ... Dan
Chris Wandell Chris Wandell ... Sam
Samantha Bolter ... Kate
Richard Wilkinson Richard Wilkinson ... James
Christianne van Wijk Christianne van Wijk ... Lisa
Christian Wise Christian Wise ... Stephen
Simon Drake Simon Drake ... Will
Adrienne Wandell Adrienne Wandell ... Adi
Simon Bennett-Leyh Simon Bennett-Leyh ... Satch
Matthew Dukes Matthew Dukes ... Soldier
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ross Forder Ross Forder ... Doctor
Brad Glen ... Military Pilot
Murray Simon Murray Simon ... Soldier
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Dan wakes up on a beach with no memory. He discovers an empty city ravaged by a deadly virus. After befriending a small group of survivors it soon becomes clear the army is hunting him down, and the group is forced on a dangerous journey to escape. Written by Anonymous

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Самый тёмный день See more »

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Boyle And Garland Should Sue
9 June 2015 | by Theo RobertsonSee all my reviews

Oh a zombie apocalypse ! Just what the world needs - not . You can understand why they're popular with low to no budget film makers because all it needs to take one is a small handful of extras , a quiet morning to film on some deserted streets and you've got a movie , one that you've probably seen a dozen times and were probably bored by the second , third or fourth time

So what's so different about this one ? you may ask and in reply all I can say is not much at all . If you've seen Boyle and Garland's 28 DAYS / WEEKS LATER there's very little new here . In fact the story starts with a young man waking up on a beach and the entire early segment is structured exactly like the beginning of Boyle's film on a mis en scene level except it's set in Brighton instead of London . Even the music is similar to 28DL . The only time the film goes its own way is in an inferior manner where the uninfected do illogical things like have a house party ! I know Brighton has a reputation for hedonism but this is too much on a credibility level . It also copies the illogical plot turns of 28 DL where a wimpish middle class student is able to kill battle hardened squaddies with his bare hands . I know Britain's military reputation has plummeted after Iraq and Afghanistan but you'd think a soldier would get the better of a student once in a while

Searching on the internet I found out DARKEST DAY cost less than £1,000 to make , was shot over a long period of time . In other words it's a labour of love Unfortunately as an audience member I am under no obligation to love any film . It might have worked better if it had a bigger budget , a more developed screenplay and a better cast but you could say that about most films that aren't Hollywood blockbusters


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