Original Release Date: September 22, 2009
Run Time: 87 minutes
“Edges of Darkness” is an ambitious tale of a zombie apocalypse. The tale is not as focused on the actual apocalypse or what happens because of the apocalypse, but rather what happens in spite of the apocalypse. This idea for the direction of the movie is what sets this film apart from your average zombie fare. Now, as we all know, when something or someone dares to be different, they are usually met with lots of people who don’t understand, lots of people who don’t approve, and lots of people who simply don’t like it. To those people, I say: your loss is the open-minded fan’s gain, because “Edges of Darkness” is a truly unique film with ideas and sequences you definitely won’t get anywhere else.
Writer/Director Jason Horton gives us an intriguing look at a zombie outbreak, told from the perspectives of three different sets of survivors: a couple in a loveless marriage due to the husband’s odd obsession with writing stories on his computer, a zombie-ass-kicking girl who finds out she may have agreed to protect the wrong little boy, and a couple who find themselves in a rather unique predicament now that the undead have taken over the world.
I had to skip the spoiler-y section, as I haven’t seen this one — I’m certainly intrigued. I’m a little scared of the subplot about “a couple in a loveless marriage due to the husband’s odd obsession with writing stories on his computer,” though. That sounds kind of like my future.