From director Douglas Aarniokoski (Nurse 3D) comes the post-apocalyptic thriller come horror, The Day. The film looks breathtakingly bleak, yet quite brilliant, and the use of extremely weak colours only seem to enhance the apocalyptic feel of the film. Anchor Bay acquired distribution rights in the US for the WWE produced film, and here in the UK we are still waiting for new on a release date.
However, a new trailer has recently landed, with the US release date being announced as 29th August. Check out the stunning trailer at the bottom of this post.
The Day, directed by Douglas Aarniokoski and written by Luke Passmore, stars Shawn Ashmore (‘X-Men trilogy’), Ashley Bell (‘The Last Exorcism’), Michael Eklund (‘The Divide’), Cory Hardrict (‘Battle Los Angeles’, ‘Gran Torino’), Dominic Monaghan (‘The Lord of the Rings’, “Lost”), and Shannyn Sossamon (‘A Knight’s Tale’, ‘Rules of Attraction’, ’40 Days & 40 Nights’) and was executive produced by Douglas Aarniokoski (who also directed), Michael Finley, Tim James, Antonina Armato, and Ross M. Dinerstein (‘The Pact’, ‘The Divide’, ‘The Killing Room’).
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.
By Matt Wavish