This is one that is sure to get John Milton’s plums pumping when we attend Glasgow Frightfest on the 24th and 25th of February. The man loves nothing more than post-Apocalyptic horror movies that pit humans against mutants or even better, other humans.
So, Doug Aarniokoski’s The Day might just be the film for him…
The synopsis is as follows,
The Day is the story of five survivors in a post-apocalyptic world, who are heading to greener pastures to try and find a place to plant some rare vegetable seed. They’re low on ammunition and food and one of the group is extremely sick. So they break from their usual protocol and hole up in an abandoned two-story farmhouse in the middle of nowhere. Soon, the cannibals, their mortal enemy, will come looking for prey…
Directed by Aarniokoski (Nurse 3D) and penned by first timer, Luke Passmore, The Day is being touted as the middle instalment of a trilogy and features an impressive cast that includes Shawn Ashmore (Frozen), Shannyn Sossamon (Catacombs), Dominic Monaghan (Lost) and the excellent Ashley Bell ( The Last Exorcism).
The Day has received largely positive reviews, with FearNet’s Scott Weinberg saying, “The Day tackles some familiar ground with an admirable sense of confidence, creativity, and restraint”, and the film has also been praised for its slow burning approach and it’s strong performances. Don’t let the fact that it’s being distributed by WWE Studios put you off. This could be a good one…
The Day can be seen at Glasgow FrightFest, part of the Glasgow Film Festival, at 21.00 on Friday, February 24th, 2012.
Tickets are priced at £55 for an event pass to see all 11 films, or £8 per film. There is also a concession rate of £6 available for students etc.
Tickets are available from the Glasgow Film Theatre website which can be found here, then click on Festival, then What’s On and on the page that opens in the top left-hand corner you will find all the strands with in the festival. A link to the dedicated FrightFest page is there. All the films are listed on this page and you be able to buy your passes and single tickets.
You can also buy your tickets from the Glasgow Film Theatre, 22 Rose Street, Glasgow, G3 6RB or by calling 0141 332 6535.