Okay. I've been putting off seeing this flick for some time even though trashcanman review of it had made it sound like it was tailor made for me--I just had too many Bollywood films to work through, and then I read the other review on Lunch by Wrestlemaniac which couldn't have been more opposed to Trashie's opinion of the film. The Maniac's opinion is pretty much shared by everyone on NetFlix and Amazon. Hatred for this flick seemed almost universal. No doubt about it, I had to see this flick for myself. Could Trashie be that wrong? I've found his taste to be impeccable in the past.
First of all I will admit that this flick is not for everyone, if you can't stand low budget, independent flix then you would best be advised to run the other way because this flick is the definition of low budget. If you don't want to see anything that attempts to stray from the beaten path then avoid this at all costs. If you confuse easily, scratch it off your list. And lastly, if your zombie flix MUST consist of nothing but wall to wall zombie mayhem, well just forget it 'cause it ain't happening here. On the other hand if you can overlook the usual "flaws" that come with low budgets, if originality and creativity are your bag, if you don't mind occasional confusion and have no objections to a zombie movie where the zombies are more of a backdrop than the main feature, than EDGES OF DARKNESS may very well entertain you as much as it did me. It's not the best movie I've seen lately but it's a good attempt at blazing a new trail.
So I guess I come down somewhere in the middle on this flick. It could have used some judicious editing in the computer story--the wife's complaining about being ignored by her husband does get boring after a while, BUT at the same time I would have liked to have seen MORE of her relationship with the zombies outside her window, THAT was interesting stuff, plus it made the point better than all her whining ever could. But aside from the fact that I found very little to complain about in this flick, it just barely made it over the line into a 4 thumbs up due to some troubling continuity problems.
Edges of Darkness is a direct to DVD zombie movie that was released in 2009. The plot is about three interconnected tales of terror set against the backdrop of a zombie apocalypse. The stories were directed by: Jason Horton wrote and directed Overbite (the vampire story) and Up the Ante (Anti christ story) Blaine Cade wrote and directed Entanglement (The computer story).