Watch The Day Time Ended
- 1 hr 19 min
The Day Time Ended is a science fiction movie from 1979 directed by John âBudâ Cardos. The movie tells the story of a family who find themselves trapped in their rural desert home after encountering strange otherworldly phenomena. The movie opens with a spaceship hovering over the desert, surveying the surroundings with a small scout ship. The scout ship suddenly spirals out of control and plummets to the ground. Its occupants, a family of aliens, are killed in the crash. Meanwhile, in the nearby town, the family of rancher Grant Williams (played by Jim Davis) is getting ready for a weekend of relaxation at their isolated desert home. Along with Grant are his wife Ana (Dorothy Malone), his daughter Jenny (Natasha Ryan), and his son Steve (Christopher Mitchum), as well as the grandfather (Roberto Contreras). Upon their arrival, the family begins noticing strange occurrences, such as their son's toy robot suddenly coming to life, and a bright light emanating from a portal in the sky. They soon discover that the light is a gateway to another dimension, and it begins to draw them in. As the family members become more and more entangled in the strange happenings, they witness the arrival of the aliens who had crashed earlier, and soon realize that they are facing an intergalactic battle between two opposing factions. Despite the family's best efforts to escape, they are trapped in a time loop that keeps forcing them to repeat the same day, always ending with the arrival of the aliens. The Day Time Ended stands out as a unique addition to the science fiction genre with its mix of suspense, action, and horror. The movie's low budget is noticeable in some of the special effects, but it is still an entertaining ride that keeps the audience engaged. One of the strengths of the movie is the performances by the actors, particularly Jim Davis as the patriarch of the family. Dorothy Malone and Christopher Mitchum offer strong support as the concerned mother and son. Natasha Ryan performance as the daughter, and Roberto Contreras as the grandfather, offer some of the movie's most memorable moments with their reactions to the aliens. The script by Wayne Schmidt and J. Larry Carroll is fast-paced, and the direction of John 'Bud' Cardos keeps the sense of mystery throughout the movie. The soundtrack by Richard Band provides an eerie and mysterious atmosphere complementing the movie's theme. The Day Time Ended can be considered a great example of 1970s science fiction horror movies, featuring a mix of intriguing ideas, strange occurrences, and intense moments of terror. It is a great example of the creativity of low-budget sci-fi movie-making. In conclusion, The Day Time Ended is an entertaining and suspenseful sci-fi horror movie that still holds up today. Its unique combination of elements makes it a unique gem in the science fiction genre. While not for everyone, those who appreciate a good sci-fi/horror mix-up will find it an enjoyable watch.