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quietearth [Celluloid 06.17.08] post apocalyptic zombies movie review horror



Year: 2008
Director: Jason Horton & Blaine Cade
Writers: Jason Horton & Blaine Cade
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Trailer: link
Review by: quietearth
Rating: 8.5 out of 10

A cross between an Outer Limits episode and a soap opera mixed with some lsd, Edges of Darkness doesn't just delight, it throws in the kitchen sink. The film opens with a couple of quotes from Revelations, and one of the first scenes is an upward camera angle of a shambling zombie, giving a taste of the original Dawn of the Dead, and almost forcing a tear to my eye. However, this provides no clue about what's to come. This isn't some simple post-apocalyptic zombie film, it's much, much more.






Edges of Darkness is set in walled-in apartment complex, and even though it starts off really slow, you'll want to keep watching because you'll be rewarded in spades. It follows three seperate story lines from different apartments. The first story has a guy obsessed with his computer and writing, who neglects his wife. The second, two vampires. The third, a female warrior who saves a mother and her son at the beginning of the flick. Do the stories intersect? I'm not going to tell you, but I will say that they are anything but conventional.

Yes, the zombies are slow, in true homage fashion, but this wasn't the only link. There is at least one other overtly visible homage, and many more Jason tells me. How does this tie in? Well it really doesn't, in fact the whole film is so insane, so ridiculous, that it just works. It's like they stepped outside the bounds of genre filmmaking and figured out how to cram 20 different films into an hour and twenty minutes and made it work. Some of the absurdness which makes this movie so fantastic is this movie mashup, but it also has alot of "Rise and shine! It's another zombierific day!" At one point, one of our characters is drinking coffee in the morning and looks out his window at a zombie with a blade stuck through his mid-section to remark "that's a nice machete." At another, the writers neglected wife is talking to the zombie outside her barred windows and says "you're my best friend!"





Director Jason Horton is a big fan of zombie films as you can probably guess, and one of the things featured prominently is a strong black presence as any Romero-loving filmmaker should have. I really enjoyed this aspect of the film because there isn't just one token black person, they get major play, providing both unintended comic relief and an immediate sense of urgency not found with the other characters. The kid is also great too, but I can't tell you about him without spoiling it.

The photography is grainy, and while it has brief flashes of ingenuity, is nothing special but does remain personal throughout. The film is definitely character driven, the backdrops are minimalistic being a no budget flick, but these folks overcame all the obstacles (including some poor acting at points) and produced what I think has the potential to become a cult hit. Dare I say brilliant? I do love a hungry filmmaker, like a boxer coming up in the ranks, but only time will tell. In conclusion, I HIGHLY recommend Edges of Darkness.

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Anonymous (9 years ago) Reply

I just went to the movie's website. And yeah, it definitely looks interesting. Can't wait to take a peek at it.

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Zombie Bait (9 years ago) Reply

I've been following this film for a while. Looks cool, scarey but cool.

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kevin (8 years ago) Reply

What a load of crap the film and the acting were very poor and how you can promote this movie is beond me !!!!!!!!!!!!

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KYZhunters (7 years ago) Reply

You're shitting me. Did you even watch this movie. By promoting it you are trickfucking people who actually visit your site into wasting money. You're endorsement of any movie is suspect if you don't warn people of this ball of shit.

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ZombieMike22 (7 years ago) Reply

OMG OMG OMG THIS MOVIE TO ME SUCKS SOOOO FUCKING BAD!!!!! THIS MOVIE IS ONE OF THE BIGGEST DISGRESSES TO ALLL ZOMBIE MOVIES EVER MADE!!!!! I THOUGHT DAYS OF DARKNESS WAS GAY, OOOOHHH NOOOO THIS ONE HAS JUST PUT IT'S SELF RIGHT UP THERE!!!! WTF WTF WTF!!!! ZOBIES DONT TALK, THEY DONT DANCE WITH THE LIVING THAT TAKES ALL THE ZOMBIE RULES AND THROWS IT IN THE SHITTER!!!! ok i can see yes the anti-christ could make zombies but,WHY THE FUCK WHOULD, NO NO I CANT EVEN FIND THE WORDS TO EXPRESS HOW BAD THIS MOVIE IS!!!! I BOUGHT IT FOR THE FACT OF ZOMBIES BUT WHAT DO I GET, A FUCKING MOVIE ABOUT SOME COMPUTER FAG WRITING A BOOK DURING A ZOMBIE OUT BREAK, WITH A COMPUTER THAT DARINS POWER FROM PEOPLE, WITH A FUCKING STORY ABOUT A BLACK ANTI-CHRIST BLOOD SUCKING FUCKED UP FAMILY. COME THE FUCK ON HERE!!!! I'VE SEEN PORNO'S WITH BETTER STORIES THEN THIS!!! GIVE ME SOME GUNS, A CAMERA, SOME PEOPLE TO PLAY ZOMBIES AND I COULD MAKE A BETTER MOVIE FOR FUCKS SAKE!! IT HAD BARELY ANYTHING TO DO WITH ZOMBIES!! THE STORY LINE SEEMS LIKE SOMEONE SHIT ON A PEICE OF PAPER AND SAID "THAT'S GREAT! WE SHOULD MAKE A MOVIE ON THIS SHIT!" IT WAS A WASTE OF MY FUCKING TIME!!! FUCKING A, IM PISSED, IT WAS SOME END OF DAYS, RESIDENT EVIL, CHRIS ANGEL, BOOK WRITER, ELTON JOHN, BUTT FUCKING, COCK SUCKING, SUCKED OFF A HORSE, BULLSHIT!!!! I WOULD RATHER HAVE MY TEETH PULLED, WATCH PAINT DRY, WHILE BLEEDING OUT ON THE FLOOR AND WAIT FOR DEATH TO COME, THEN WATCH THIS SHIT AGAIN!!!! WHAT THE FUCK WAS THE WHOLE FILM CAST AND EVERYONE WHO WAS INVOLVED ON MAKING THIS MOVIE ON!!! IM NOT DONE BITCHIN ABOUT IT, I BOUGHT IT AT WALMART AND NOW IM ABOUT TO TAKE THIS PEICE OF SHIT DVD OUT SIDE SHOOT IT WITH A SHOTGUN FIVE TIMES, PISS ON IT, BURN IT, KNIFE IT, DROP IT IN A STREAM, COME BACK FFIVE DAYS LATER, TAKE IT HOME, STRAP A SPRAY PAINT CAN ON IT, THROW IT BACK IN A FIRE, TAKE THE PIECES, SEND THEM BACK TO WALMART AND TELL THE PEOPLE WHO WORK THERE THAT THIS SUCKS AS A MOVIE!!!!!!!! FUCK THE MAKER WHO MADE THIS!!!

DONT WATCH IT PEOPLE!!!! FOR THE LOVE OF GOD DONT WATCH IT OR YOU WILL BE SORRY!!!!


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