Movie Review – A Days End


Available now on DVD and digital is the zombie horror film, At Days End.

If you follow my blog on a regular basis, you know how much I love the horror movie genre. It’s my favorite type of movie.

I’ve always loved horror movies, ever since I was a young girl. I believe I’ve been enjoying horror movies since I was around 9-10 years old. I’ve seen all the classics (Exorcist, Friday the 13th, Salem’s Lot, The Shining...), and I’m always out to find a new favorite horror film to add to that list. That is why whenever I am pitched a horror movie, I am excited to see it.

Recently I was given the opportunity to review a new film called At Days End. It’s one of those straight to digital and DVD type of movies (I don’t believe it was ever in the movie theaters). That’s OK with me. Some “hidden gems” are often those “straight to DVD” type of movies.

The film was written by Justin Calen-Chenn and Michael Souder. Michael Souder also directed the film.

The film stars Lyndsey Lantz (Carly), Andrea Nelson (Rina) and Joshua Keller Katz (Wyatt).

Carly and Rina are a couple. Things have not been easy for them lately. Rina lost her job as an attorney, and Carly decided to drop out of medical school. Because of this, they find themselves “down and out” with no jobs and no money. They have had to move out of their apartment into one of those cheap motels that people use as a residence (the ones with kitchens).

Even though they don’t have anymore money, Carly decides to spend what they had left on a video camera. She thinks it’s an investment because she’s hopeful she can perhaps get a job as a  videographer. To practice, she video tapes everything and everyone she can at the motel.

The girls also have a friend who works at the hotel – a retired military guy name Wyatt.

Unbeknown to Rina, Carly wants to propose to her. But she’s waiting for the right moment to do it. Will that moment be today?

Suddenly a pandemic breaks out, and people are turning into flesh eating monsters (zombies). Carly and Rina are still alive, but for how long? Will they be able to find a way to escape the motel they live in and find safety before it’s too late? To find out you need to rent or purchase At Day’s End. Look for it where ever movies are sold or streamed.

This film is shot in a person’s point of view (Carly). Normally I hate these types of films because I can’t keep up with what is being filmed, and the bouncing up and down of the screen gives me a headache. THANKFULLY this film was not entirely filmed that way. A lot of it was film as seen on the video security cameras surrounding the motel. And what was filmed on Carly’s camera wasn’t bouncing all over the place. It was pretty steady, so I was very grateful for that.

I’m a dire hard horror movie fan. It takes A LOT to impress me. As far as scary movies goes, this one didn’t even make me flinch. If you are easily scared, or grossed out, than you’ll appreciate this film. It’s not overly scary or gross, but for some, it might be.

There is a little bit of gore, but honestly, it’s not that bad.

I know this is suppose to be a horror movie, but there were times the film was actually funny. I don’t know if that was intentional or not, but I did find some funny spots in the film. Take for example when an older zombie lady picks up Carly’s video camera and talks into it. Well… it was more like a growl, but you get the idea.

As for bonus content, there was some of the DVD screener I received, but I didn’t get a chance to watch it, so I am not sure what it is.

Over all, it’s an entertaining film. I don’t know if I would pop the DVD back in to watch it over again, but if I happened to see it on television, I would certainly watch it again.

Below is the trailer for your enjoyment. As for social media accounts, or an official website, I did not find any.



*I received a free screener copy to review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. 

About Kimberly

Kimberly Vetrano resides in the suburbs of New York City with her family and "mini zoo" consisting of five cats, a dog and a Goldfish. Kimberly is a teacher's assistant for a Kindergarten class. When she is not working or blogging, Kimberly enjoys taking photos of nature and hanging out with family and friends.

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