Wednesday, August 11, 2010
This review is based on the advanced screener for Daylight Fades. The final film may have a slightly different edit than that version. This is, of course, one of the perks of running the blog, the fact that occasionally I get an advance viewing of new vampire movies – good or bad it is always a privilege.
In fact Daylight Fades impressed me with the professional quality of the film, despite a cast mostly made of unknown actors. The photography is excellent, the film character driven, but one thing I must point out to readers at the head of the review is the fact that this is not a horror. It is a romance, a tragic romance but a romance nonetheless. If it that fills you with dread then turn away now.
Moonlight), who says that she thought he wouldn’t be back. He confesses he is tired. They go to a room and she asks him if he would trust her with his life, if he will she will make sure he never has to hurt again.
Their relationship falters and when he tries to speak to her about it she tells him that she doesn’t love him. She goes as far as picking up a random guy in a bar. Eventually she tries to talk to a drunk Johnny when he is out with friend Jake (Drew Smith) but admits her infidelity and Johnny wants nothing more to do with her. Jake drives him home but, for some reason, stops the car in the middle of the road as they talk. They are hit by another vehicle. In the hospital they discover that Johnny has internal bleeding that is so bad, it is only a matter of time.
6.5 out of 10.
The imdb page is here.