Damned by Dawn

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"When The Banshee Cries... The Dead Will Rise"
  • R
  • 2009
  • 1 hr 21 min
  • 3.7  (881)

Damned by Dawn is a 2009 horror film directed by Brett Anstey and starring Renee Willner, Bridget Neval, and Dawn Klingberg. The movie is centered on a young woman named Claire who visits her grandmother's remote farm for a weekend with her boyfriend, Paul, and her sister, Lesley. However, their getaway soon turns into a living nightmare when an ancient curse is awakened by a full moon.

The story begins with Claire and her family driving to her grandmother's house for a relaxing weekend. As they approach the house, they realize that something is not right; there is a strange mist in the air and the animals on the farm are acting weird. Once they arrive, Claire's grandmother tells them the legend of a curse that dates back to the times of the Druids. According to the story, any family that has lived on the farm for more than three generations is cursed to be haunted by the Druids' revenge.

That night, as the family sits around the dinner table, strange things start happening. The electricity goes out, and objects around the house begin to move on their own. Soon afterward, a mysterious figure appears in the window, and a flock of crows attack the house, shattering the windows. The family soon realizes that they are not alone and that they are being hunted by the vengeful spirits of the Druids who have been awakened by the full moon.

As the night progresses, the family members are separated and forced to fend for themselves against the malevolent entities. Claire, the main character, is left alone to battle the spirits with only a shotgun, a flashlight, and sheer willpower. She soon learns that the only way to break the curse is to discover the true source of the Druids' anger and face it head-on.

Damned by Dawn is a classic horror film that offers a perfect blend of suspense, jump scares, and gore. It has an eerie atmosphere that keeps the audience on the edge of their seats throughout the movie. The film's special effects are impressive, considering its low budget, and the use of practical effects and makeup adds a level of authenticity to the creature designs.

The acting in the film is strong, particularly Renee Willner, who carries the movie with her performance as Claire. She portrays the terror and desperation of her character convincingly, making the audience invested in her fate. Bridget Neval, who plays Lesley, Claire's sister, also gives a standout performance as a rebellious and headstrong character.

Overall, Damned by Dawn is a solid horror film that offers plenty of scares and thrills. It may not reinvent the genre, but it is a well-crafted and entertaining addition to the horror canon. If you are a fan of classic horror films, such as The Exorcist or Poltergeist, then this movie is a must-watch. So, gather your friends, turn off the lights, and get ready for a dark and spooky ride into the world of Damned by Dawn.

Damned by Dawn is a 2009 horror movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 21 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 3.7.

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    1 hr 21 min
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    3.7  (881)