Another day down means another day closer to Halloween and a night full of candy, costumes, trick or treaters, and of course horror movies. Tonight we are going to the dark side with Daybreakers, a truly imaginative movie that tries to answer the question: what if vampires took over the world?
Movie Description: Ten years after a plague turns most of the world’s population into vampires, a critical blood shortage causes panic and gruesome mutations among the reanimated. Edward (Ethan Hawke), a vampire hematologist, tries to develop a blood substitute when he meets Lionel (Willem Dafoe) and Audrey (Claudia Karvan), two fugitive humans who claim to have a possible cure. Edward casts his lot with them in the hope of perfecting the cure before it’s too late.
Right when everyone thought there had been every type of vampire movie made, Daybreakers surfaced with an idea no one had conceived until the movie’s release. What if a vampiric plague spread and turned all but a few humans into vampires. This movie is like watching a world on the verge of apocalypse. The film isn’t overly simplified by the standard premise, however. When the blood starts to run dry, a mutated race of vampires starts to emerge which feed on other vampires. This coupled with the main story of Edward (Ethan Hawke) working with an underground faction of humans trying to cure vampirism, makes for a diverse and thoroughly enjoyable movie.
Check out Daybreakers tonight to sate your vampiric thirst and let us know what you thought. Check back tomorrow to find out what we watch next here on the Creepy Couch as we countdown to Halloween!