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Daybreakers (2009)

For the most part, I enjoy vampire movies, especially when they are bloody and gory. Romantic vampire movies have their place, I suppose, but not in my viewing world. I had no idea what to expect from this film, except for what I read on the envelope. It was pretty good.

The movie is set in 2019, 10 years after the plague has transformed the majority of the population into vampires. The problem is that they are running out of human blood, so they are devolving into hideous bat-like creatures. The main character, Ed, and his team are trying to create a synthetic blood to sustain the population. However, that's not working very well.

One night, Ed meets up with some humans, and they start working together to find a cure. Ed is trying to hold onto his humanity, and refuses to drink human blood, even though he hasn't been human for years. I don't want to ruin the intricacies of the film in case you're planning on watching it, but there are twists and turns and wonderfully scary creatures.

The gore in the film was great, lots of blood. Lots and lots of blood. There were even a couple parts that made me jump. The subsliders (I think that's what they were called), which were the bat/human hybrids, were creepy. It was a nice commentary on social standings and how the populace reacts when faced with a crisis.

It was an interesting take on the vampire genre, but some parts were a little slow. However, it was well worth enduring for the end. Again, I'm not going to ruin anything for you, so you'll just have to watch it to find out what I mean, but it was a fabulous gore fest!