Consider me 0-3 on scary movies. This is the third not so scary scary movie we've watched. Honestly, I didn't really have any expectations for this movie. It was under Horror, but it was also on netflix ...and we all know how Netflix is totally unpredictable when it comes to good movies VS bad ones. Nonetheless, we said what the hell.
The Day is set in a post apocalyptic era. The movie starts with a small group that is walking along a deserted farm type area. Dominic Monaghan (one of the Hobbits from the Lord of the Rings series) was In it.
From the look of their surroundings and group, I assumed this was a Zombie movie. They needed to find a place to stay for a little while because it was raining (and someone in their group was sick as hell, coughing like he was dying). One girl with them had that whole 'Daryl Dixon' feel to her. She was very much a loner, didn't talk to anyone, but she was aces with her shotgun. She was hyper aware of her surroundings and had a concerning look on her face while looking at a field around an abandoned house. They decide to stay there because it started to rain. The group settle inside the house and try to relax, talk and wait out the rain.
They each seem to be dealing with their own personal hell, but I guess in an apocalyptic world, everyonewill have experienced some level of loss. Like other movies like this, food is scarce. When the group searches the house, they find a stockpile of canned goods. But they were setup! The cans were filled with rocks. When their leader (Hobbit guy) grabs a whole crate, a giant hook thing Swings down and impails him. Then an alarm goes off... a LOUD one. At this point, we were hoping to see a Zombie or something. After all, they were talking about the sound attracting 'them'. When you finally get to see what 'they' are, its a pretty huge dissapointment. Instead of Zombies, they are freaking cannibals. CANNIBALS!!!
Two cannibals show up and want to eat them. But after an altercation, they leave. But the group finds out that their loner traveling buddy is also a cannibal. Apparently all of the cannibals havesome sort of stamp, or tattoo or something that basically shows that they eat people. Needless to say,they were furious. They beat her up pretty bad but didn'tkill her. In the end, she winds up fighting with them to kill a weird clan of gypsy cannibals in an epic showdown at the abandoned house. The loner cannibal is the only Survivor, and the movie ends with her walking down the dirt road, heading for What looks like the woods.
I don't know if I can accurately describe how annoyed and let down I was after this. You can't set up a movie to seem like a zombie movie when it's not. And I particularly cant stand when there a monsteror bad guy but you don't know what it is. I understand wanting to have a bit of mystery about your baddie, but come on! A clue, a hint, something please! Back to the drawing board I suppose. I wonder how many bad movies I'm going to suffer through before I find a good one!? Maybe I'll start up a new series here on the blog about totally lame stuff. Ha, that will be pretty funny! I hope I can find a good scary movie soon!
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