Monday, December 11

'daybreakers' (2010) Breaks The Vampire Movie Trend

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Starring: Ethan Hawke, Willem Dafoe, Claudia Karvan, Sam Neill, Michael Dorman, Isabel Lucas, and Vince Colosimo.

Directed by: Michael Spierig and Peter Spierig.

Released: January 8th, 2010. s

It’s 2019 and most of mankind has been transformed intovampires thanks to a plague. Call it a spin on “I Am Legend” if you will (except with vampires that actually look ‘real’ and not like cartoons), but “Daybreakers” is actually an intriguing concept. The story is centered around Edward Dalton (played by Ethan Hawke), a hematologist who works for a pharmaceutical company run by Charles Bromley (played by Sam Neill), he’s trying to find a blood substitute for the world’s blood supply before it all runs out. In the meantime, this new vampiric society operates just like normal humans except night time is the new day time for them. 

In order to assure their survival, they hunt down and capture remaining humans and place them in farms where they draw their blood. Once these vampires lose their human-like qualities and characteristics, they begin to transform into full blown bat monsters which are referred to as sub-siders (kind of like a caterpillar becoming a butterfly). These things are sneaky, disgusting, and are definitely not something you would like to find creeping around your apartment late at night (as in Edward’s case in the film). There’s also a covert band of humans who are in hiding, led by Elvis (Willem Dafoe), they make the discovery of a cure that can turn the vampires back to human again, so they seek out Edward’s help. Elvis is proof of the cure because he used to be a vampire. Soon enough, Edward tries the cure himself and attempts to change Bromley’s mind but he’s too obsessed with immortality to even consider reverting back to normal humanity again. Read more…


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