Here at Blastr, we get to see a ton of micro-teasers, official teasers and full extended trailers for upcoming features in the geek realm, some inventively amazing, some appallingly snooze-worthy and some surprisingly creative and making the most of their two-minute cinematic calling cards. Check out this impressive, engaging new trailer for The Darkest Dawn, a follow-up to the 2014 British alien invasion thriller Hungerford. Operating on a minuscule budget, director Drew Casson, back to helm the sequel, cranks mucho mileage out of his limited funds and blends together various derivative elements of similar invasion thrillers and classic genre stalwarts in a fashion that feels more fresh than it deserves to be. Cue Inception horn blast!
Here's the official synopsis:
Announcing the release of The Darkest Dawn, the sequel to cult hit Hungerford on 31st October 2016. Directed by award winning director Drew Casson (Hungerford) and produced by Jesse Cleverly (Hungerford) and Miles Bullough (A Matter of Loaf & Death), The Darkest Dawn introduces YouTube stars Bethan Leanly and Cherry Wallis as two teenage sisters fighting to survive an alien apocalypse in the UK.
The Darkest Dawn is the first film to release under Wildseed Movies, whose slate will be financed with the support of Pinewood Studios. Capitalising on the digital revolution in production and direct to fan distribution technology, Wildseed Movies will produce and distribute ‘micro buster’ genre feature films for global digital audiences.
Seamlessly weaving in aspects of found-footage posers, intimate survival horror, video game walk-throughs and elaborate extraterrestrial set pieces usually reserved for huge Hollywood tentpoles, The Darkest Dawn could be a sleeper indie hit this fall in the lull before Doctor Strange and Rogue One engulf the marketplace.
Starring Bethan Leanly and Cherry Wallis, The Darkest Dawn invades theaters Oct. 31.
(Via Dread Central)