This past weekend, I got a chance to check out the world premiere of Daylight’s End at the 2016 Dallas International Film Festival. The theater room I was in at the Angelika Theater Center quickly filled up with audience members eagerly waiting to see a very much talked about action horror film that has been 2 years in the making.
When the lights went dark, people started cheering in obvious excitement. Daylight’s End takes place in a post-apocalyptic Dallas where Zompires roam the earth. What’s a zompire you ask? A zombie that is affected by sunlight just like a vampire. I found that to be pretty intriguing.
Director William Kaufman and Writer Chad Law take you on an entertaining action-horror journey, in a time where hope seems faded. But in comes Thomas Rourke (Johnny Strong, Fast and The Furious, Sinner and Saints), a man on a mission to take down the alpha Zompire. He meets up with up with a group of survivors that are hiding out at an old Dallas Police station. The group is led by Frank Hill (Lance Henriksen, Aliens), who was a former Police Officer. At his side, is his son Ethan (Louis Mandylor, My Big Fat Greek Wedding).
The survivors are doing their best to avoid the terror of these relentless creatures. But of course, that is easier said than done. Daylight’s End is fun, funny, and full of action from beginning to end. If you are a fan of this particular genre or even if you are not, I think you will enjoy it.
Each character has their own unique personality about them which really helps this film stand out. Almost every scene is one that keeps you on the edge of your seat. The film doesn’t really have a slow button, which is good. I like it when a horror movie keeps the adrenaline going.
Daylight’s End is a thrilling adventure that gives horror fans a little something different with its creature content, but stays true to the action horror genre. The whole cast did a great job in this movie. Daylight’s End is part of the Texas
You can catch Daylight’ End next at Texas Frightmare Weekend. May 1, 2016 3:00 pm at Hyatt Regency DFW Airport Dallas. FREE with convention pass! Lance Henriksen will be at the convention watching the film for the first time!
-Charlie Vann, WRA reporter @charlievann88