Written by Scotty
If a zombie apocalypse takes place, would you be ready for it? Would you board up your windows to keep the flesh eaters out? Would you be able to find enough food to survive until it finally blew over? Would you be able to find a way to keep yourself occupied while you are held up in a safe location? Or would you be out on the streets fighting the outbreak head on? Knowing what you are able to force yourself to do during a crisis is essential to surviving, along with staying with your strengths that have kept you alive to that point.
Stan and Stellie are surviving on the second floor of their apartment building waiting for things to clear up. Stan acts as the provider in this relationship, out trying to scrounge up some food so they can continue to live without any major interruption caused by the outbreak. On his latest return back to the apartment, Stellie is hammering him about what he was able to get on his latest run, she is so very hungry. He left it in the truck because there were too many zombies outside and he could not risk losing his precious cargo. Getting up with the sun, Stan brought in his latest catch, a young woman named Natalie. Stan and Stellie will live comfortably for as long as they can make the young woman last.
Dean and Dana are holed up in their first level floor apartment. Their landlord has been great during this outbreak, killing any zombies that enter the grounds and keeping a generator running so everyone will have power. But after the landlord met his end, everything started to go downhill. Dean is working on finishing a story on his computer and needs power to keep his creative juices flowing. Dana is just trying to stay safe, but is contemplating leaving whenever the coast is clear. The two are newly divorced due to the fact that Dean focuses more on his stories and computer than he ever spent with her. Trying to keep herself from going crazy, Dana started going through the mail, again, and this time called out something that Dean had been waiting for. A special processor that would make his aging computer state of the art by just installing it. What he didn’t know, is that this processer has to be powered at all times and will search for a power source at all costs.
Heather is outside, trying to find supplies when she comes across a mother and son being attacked. Heather has become very efficient in her disposal of the undead and springs into action saving the two and bringing them back to her apartment. The mother is very concerned about her son’s well-being and sends Heather on an errand to fetch his medication, for the boy is very sick. Heather does as she is asked and runs into a group of disgruntled priests that are looking for a boy that they say is the Anti-Christ. Thinking that the men were out of their minds, Heather is able to escape and return home where she finds that the young boy is much more than she ever could imagined.
Edges of Darkness takes a look of how three different groups are trying to handle the apocalypse that is happening right outside of their window. Stan and Stellie, Vampires, are trying as hard as possible to stay alive on the blood being given to them by young Natalie, but know there is something strange about the woman when the blood she gives does not taste right. Dana yells at Dean often for continuing to ignore her as she is just looking for someone to talk to, to keep her feeling human while the world outside is dying every minute. Finding solace in talking to her ‘window zombie’, she fails to realize that the new processor Dean has installed is gathering power from every living thing in the apartment. While Heather is trying to keep herself strong during the outbreak, and trying to keep others safe. When the young boy reveals his true self, she does not know if death is the correct option, especially when she learns what his survival could mean.
My attitude of this movie has changed from minute to minute while reviewing it. The story is original, and I like the ideas of Vampires being stuck in a zombie apocalypse and just trying to survive as a normal human would is different. Along with an Anti-Christ that may end up being the savior for humanity is a catchy idea when he puts all of his cards on the table. Is this a great movie, no, but it is an original idea and for that, the writer and director get mad props for me. It is hard coming out with new ideas these days and taking a chance on a new spin of survivors during a zombie outbreak. A gutsy film that has a couple of hidden gems. Could be a good movie to watch when the real zombie apocalypse takes place, if you still have power. Stay Scared.