With the recent fan frenzy trend involving vampires (True Blood, New Moon), the producers of Daybreakers picked the perfect time to release this gothic movie. Starring Ethan Hawke and Willem Dafoe, the movie, which was shot more than two years ago, is clever and gory enough to keep horror-seekers happy.
The human race is dangerously in the verge of extinction by 2019. Vampirism multiplied like a wildfire through society in the superseding years when humanity started ruling the earth thus leaving only a handful of human intent on rejecting the compromises associated with immortality. Those who escaped the initial wave of fanged attacks were quickly rounded up and used as a blood supply for the transitioning population, who rely on a regular dose of human blood to maintain a civilized society.
Some of others, who cannot have control over that, will ultimately shift into instinct-driven creatures known as ‘subsiders’, drinking their own blood and attack human or vampire alike. As with any population reliant on a finite resource, the vampire leaders soon find themselves on the verge of a disastrous blood shortage, with the harvested human population wearing thin.