Days of Darkness is your basic comet-induced zombie movie.
Our hero and his girlfriend are camping on a remote site. They talk about
how he will respect her decision to remain a virgin. A comet strikes., she
wakes up with cramps, and they decide to get her medical help. On the way,
they run into some zombies. If you think our hero's day can't get any worse,
you're quite mistaken. He also learns that his virgin lover is three months
Another motorist stops to help them, and leads them to a compound of
non-zombies. While the residents are (mostly) not zombies, they are a motley
crew at best. None of them get along and they have only one gun and nine
shells among them. The brainless slow-motion zombies gradually whittle away
the human numbers until only our hero and his girlfriend are left. Then they
discover something important about the zombie-causing space parasites.
90% of the film was lensed in an old bunker, making it about as cinematic
and action-packed as Death of a Salesman. And that's just one of the many indications of a minuscule budget.
One of the sadder symptoms of the film's minimal financial resources is an
apparent lack of budget for real actors. These seem to be the kind of actors
who do dinner theater for the free leftovers. I did not find any of
the performances convincing. While some genre nuts have praised the level of
violence and gore in Days of Darkness, I found the entire film just plain
If you are not familiar with our grading system, you need to
explanation, because the grading is not linear. For example, by
our definition, a
C is solid and a C+ is a VERY good movie. There are very few Bs
and As. Based on our descriptive system, this film is a: