Daybreakers – Movie Review

Daybreakers – Written & Directed by the Spierig Brothers.

Stars: Sam Neil, Ethan Hawke,  William DaFoe & Claudia Karvan.

Plot: In the year 2019, a plague has transformed most every human into vampires. Faced with a dwindling blood supply, the fractured dominant race plots their survival; meanwhile, a researcher works with a covert band of vamps on a way to save humankind.

In the year 2019, a plague has transformed much of the world’s population into vampires. Edward is employed by Bromley Marks, a pharmaceutical company that is the chief supplier of blood for the American population, which is operated by Charles Bromley. As the human population nears extinction, vampires must capture and farm every remaining human for their blood, or find a blood substitute before time runs out.
When deprived of blood for extended periods of time, vampires lose their human-like characteristics and begin to transform into winged bat-like monsters those of which have diminished mental capacity and no ability to speak are driven strictly by their impulse to feed. However, a covert group of humans makes a remarkable discovery, one which has the power to save the human race. Audrey, the human’s leader, brings Edward in on the secret: there is a cure to vampirism.
It has been a long hiatus since a film came out by the Spierig Brothers, and now one can see why that their new film was well worth the wait. Brilliant performances all round by Ethan Hawkes, Sam Neil, Claudia Karvan & William DaFoe.
Daybreakers was a great movie. It had a good concept, and some intense moments, especially one scene where Charles Bromleys’ daughter gets turned into a bat-monster and she is dragged out into the daylight where she explodes.
Lots of gore, blood and thrills to feed the frenzy of any horror lover. Well done.

Posted on January 15, 2010, in Movie Reviews and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. watching it now on dvd and have to agree with first poster–it’s over the top in gore. great simple concepts, though, about how to revert from vampirism.


  2. Saw this film on Saturday, it was comical although it was pretty over the top blood-wise. Wasn’t how I was expecting it all. I was expecting something like Underworld or Blade.


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