Daybreakers (2009)

Bloody hell

Thanks to the success of the behemoth Twilight franchise and glosy US TV shows like True Blood and The Vampire Diaries, vamps are enjoying a resurgence in popularity. But bloodsuckers are nothing new in horror, with filmmakers throughout the ages – from Todd Browning (Dracula, 1931) to Joel Schumacher (The Lost Boys, 1987) and Kathryn Bigelow (Near Dark, 1987) – attempting to put their own spin on a well-worn genre. Now it’s the turn of German brothers Michael and Peter Spierig, whose Daybreakers is an intriguing and mostly successful entry into the overstuffed vamp stable.

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