Monday, 25 March 2013
Before Dawn (2012).
This is the first film project from Dominic Brunt, who according to my mother, is rather a big name in the British soap opera Emmerdale. I saw an interview with Dominic on another TV programme, where he talked aboutBefore Dawn, and waited a few weeks for the film to actually get a release. After watching it, I can safely say that Dominic Brunt sure knows how to make an effective scary movie filled with emotion.
Not only is this movie scary, it is an incredible zombie film. The zombies aren't slow, lumbering corpses. They scream like wild men/women, and run like crazy. They also seem to be completely unstoppable in every sense of the word, which only adds to the fear this movie creates.
The film kicks off with Alex (brilliantly played by Brunt) and his wife Meg (played by his real life wife Joanne Mitchell) retreat to a cottage in the Yorkshire dales to try and rebuild a struggling relationship. The feeling of isolation doesn't take long to creep in, as the couple are arguing before we know it, and you really feel for Alex, as his wife continuously pushes him away. It soon becomes apparent why, and your feelings change. The movie really does play with your emotions, and is all the better for it. It involves you on a level many horror movies seem to lack.
When the first zombie makes it's appearance, you realize you are in for something very different. The movie was made on a micro budget, and has the director of micro budget zombie movie Colin (Marc Price) on hand as executive producer. The gore factor is high, and worthy of a mention is the incredible garage scene, that had me on the edge of my seat. It is incredibly chilling, and shows what lengths someone would have to go to to survive.
I will give nothing else away about Before Dawn, other than to say it really is one of the most chilling zombie movies I have ever seen, and judging from the over saturation of the zombie genre, that really does mean a lot. Dominic Brunt really is a name to watch in horror. If his debut movie is anything to go by, he has an incredibly bright future. The guy really knows his horror, and I for one, will be keeping an eye on what he does next!
You can purchase Before Dawn from Amazon.co.uk by clicking HERE.
You can view the trailer for Before Dawn by clicking HERE.