After 2 years travelling the festival circuit its ‘fight or die’ with the first official trailer for The Day. Douglas Aarniokoski’s post-apocalyptic finally found a home (well at least in USA) and a official release date thanks to WWE Studios (yes that Vince McMahon Wrestling company) and Anchor Bay Films but we can’t complain this film deserves a release and in a time of economic strains you can’t complain.
The film does have a few familiar faces with Ashley Bell (Last Exorcism) leading the light along with Dominic Monaghan (Lord Of The Rings, Lost), indie horror favourite Shawn Ashmore (Frozen, X-Men), Shannyn Sossamon(one missed call) and Corey Hadict (Gran Torino). The story is simple 5 survivors trying to survive post apocalyptic earth armed with guns& knives they roam the land tired, hungry sleeping in old barns. The group decide to investigate an old house for food or anything of use unaware they have just triggered an alarm to signal for the home owners return and now the 5 must prepare for a battle for survival.
You ave to go away back to December 2010 when we brought the film’s promo teaser trailer which teased us but not revealing much, the new trailer does however give you a little more of a idea of the story. As I said the story is simple as it doesn’t delve into why the world is like what is in the film, nor does it delve into background of the characters stories, it’s all about survival. If you were fortunate to be in Glasgow late February you would have enjoyed the film’s only UK screening at Film4 Frightfest @ Glasgow Film festival. Over the weekend it was one of the top 3 favourite films of the frighfesters along with China Brothers Crawl and The Raid,the film is gritty plenty of tension, gore and a superb ending PA fans will appreciate.
Once we get word of the UK release I will write my review but American PA fans forget about the WWE Studio side of things The Day is a superb indie film you should check out when it’s released August 29th.
THE DAY (2012) – Official Trailer – HD Published via LongTail.tv
A group of five survivors, armed with shotguns, axes and machetes,
wander the back roads of a ravaged landscape looking for refuge in The
Day, a terrifying look into a post-apocalyptic future. As war ravages
humanity, destroying civilization and most of life on earth, the
survivors realize they must do whatever it takes to stay alive. Lost,
starving, and exhausted, they seek shelter in a seemingly safe abandoned
farmhouse. However, while searching for food and resources, they
unwittingly set off a trap signaling to their ruthless predators lying
in wait to begin their deadly attack. With food and ammunition
dwindling, the group must make a desperate final stand–over a 24 hour
period–battling for their ultimate survival.