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28 Days Later meets Lord of the flies :)
on October 28, 2013
I was lucky enough to attend the premiere here in Dublin at the Lighthouse Cinema last summer and was immediately impressed by how this film was put together, i was a horror genre fan for a long time and like many other lovers of the genre got a little fed up with how the modern horror movie is made, blood & guts and very little else. Which is exactly why "Children Of A Darker Dawn" stands out, Jason could have very easily done what a lot filmmakers of the genre tend to do, pay little attention to the story and the development of the characters as people within the eviornment they find themselves in, and too much attention to how many limbs can be hacked off before the opening credits even begin. Like i do with most of the films i view i try to find out a little about the director and in doing so i learned that he is a huge Hammer Horror film fan and fan of Horror films made during the 60's/70's & 80's in particular and it shows with the care and attention to detail that he has shown while directing ths film. Like many of the films Jason himself is a fan of, "Children Of A Darker Dawn" was shot on a tiny budget and like many of the film makers before him Jason has used what he has available to him to create a truly remarkable horror film, that will genuinely keep you fixed to the edge of your seat from beginning to end, oh and dont worry there is plenty of blood, gore & jump out of your skin moments to keep everyone happy but the rub is in they way it is used to tell the story. Give yourself a treat and watch a horror film that is made the way they were intended to be.