Daylight's End (2016) Movie Review


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Daylight's End (2016)

2016 | Horror, Sci-Fi, Action, Fantasy
105 minutes /

User Score: 60/100


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Daylight's End Review

Synopsis:

Years after a mysterious plague has devastated the planet and turned most of humanity into blood-hungry creatures...

Daylight’s End (2016) is a 1h 45-min American science-fiction action horror movie that was shot in Baker Hotel, Mineral Wells, Texas, USA and Dallas Municipal Building - 106 South Harwood, Dallas, Texas, USA. I did not have high expectations for Daylight’s Ending upon seeing the trailer and cover image but there were a few shockers in the movie brings me to the point where I would recommend this film to other sci-fi fans. Director William Kaufman (The Hit List (2011), Sinners and Saints (2010), One in the Chamber (2012), The Prodigy (2005)) did not do his best in this film because there were many hiccups that could not be missed but the film was still a worthy watch.


Thomas Roarke is surviving the flesh eating disease/virus through the United States that turns the infected people into flesh eating monsters that cannot be caught in the daylight or else we all know what will happen to them. Thomas (Johnny Strong - The Fast and the Furious (2001), Black Hawk Down (2001), Get Carter (2000), Sinners and Saints (2010)) is seen traveling from New York to Dallas, TX as he fights to stay alive while the virus is sweeping the nation. Thomas found and helped a group of scavengers in a police car fight against a few raping marauders which resulted in Thomas gaining rations/food and shelter. He later met a few other survivors in a Dallas police station that is eager to escape their somewhat safe haven as hordes of infected whatever’s attack their safe haven every night.

Daylight’s End was an average film that was a cliche to many other zombie films but had excellent editing, camerawork, enough action (multiple bloody shoot-outs, intense chase scenes, graphic scenes), and amazing special effects. The small budget movie gave us an average watch that is better than a few high budget films from well-known directors I have seen lately so director William Kaufman is one director to look out for because he could be bringing us some masterpiece movies in the coming years. I was not appalled by the gory scenes where we saw the infected flesh-eating creatures doing stomach-churning graphic things along with bloody stabbing and spilling wounds. There was not enough suspense but was done remarkably well when seen.

The negative is that I did not care for the characters because there was no character development. Daylight’s End had potential but fell short with its weak script because the movie looks good but ultimately receives a score of five because of its terrible dialogue and average performances which were a result of the not so good cliche script.


About Daylight's End (2016)

Title: Daylight's End
AKA: Daylight's End
Year: 2016
Runtime: 105 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Action, Fantasy
Reviewer:
Score: 2.5 / 5 stars
Published:
Avg. Rating: 3/5 stars from 10 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 10
Starring: Lance Henriksen, Brandon Slagle, Frederic Doss, Tim Childress, Billy Tilk, Amber Saxon, Heather Kafka, Terri Doty, Hakeem Kae-Kazim, Mark Hanson, Mike Lobo Daniel, Dakota Buchanan, Rachel McFadden, Devin Mobley, KJ Olison, Payton Stoops, Chad Law, Michael P. Brown, Jaclyn Gardner, Brittany Ingram, Chelsea Edmundson, Timberly Faubion, Daniel B. Davis, Ashley D. Merritt, Zach Kepple, Matt Beckham, Conner Larkin, Zai Gallardo, Simon Vo, Sawyer Bell
Writers: Chad Law
Director: William Kaufman

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