Dark­est Day

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2015 | 15 | DVD

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looms large in the DNA of this zom­bie thriller. Am­ne­siac Dan wan­ders con­fused through de­serted Brighton. He meets a gang of friends living in the ru­ins, and to­gether they dodge the in­fected ( fast- run­ning, fond of vi­o­lence and drool­ing), and trig­ger- happy squad­dies.

Noth­ing you haven’t seen be­fore, then. The act­ing and dia­logue is vari­able and the pac­ing is all over the place. It’s also smeared in Hor­ror Green – the sludgy colour grad­ing that’s all over genre flicks at the mo­ment.

That said, it’s an im­pres­sive achieve­ment. Dark­est Day was made for just £ 1,000, but you wouldn’t know it. There are sub­tle but con­vinc­ing ef­fects, a cou­ple of mass zom­bie stam­pedes and its lo­ca­tions are vis­ually in­ter­est­ing.

A can­did Mak­ing Of and trail­ers. Will Salmon

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