Given hearty nod by film critics across the country and a New York Times ”Critics Pick,” David Barker’s revamp on the horror genre flick, Daylight will make its way to New Orleans. The film will screen at Zeitgeist Multidisciplinary Multidisciplinary Arts Center from Friday, August 12th – Thursday, August 18th with a NOVAC sponsored Skype Q&A with Director on Friday.
Called a “dramatic re-invention of the contemporary horror film,” by Harry Knowles’ Ain’t it Cool News, Daylight is a psychological thriller that pits a couple lost in America against a gang of kidnappers. On their way to a wedding, Danny and his pregnant companion, Irene pick up a hitchhiker – Already you’re thinking “What’s so fresh about this? Didn’t I catch this flick the summer of ’86?” But don’t judge this book by it’s cover – or the cover of that dusty VHS about the oversexed teenage campers.
Daylight emerges as more than your run-o-the-mill exploitation picture, with kidnappers, Renny, Leo, and Murphy enacting a bizarre and terrifying ritual of politeness, endowing such scenes as the passing of a bread knife at a kitchen table with a threat of ferocious violence – but also trust. A feat of “psychological gamesmanship,” according to Nick Pinkerton of the Village Voice, this is not one to be missed.
For more information on the Daylight run at Zeitgeist or the opening night Q&A with David Barker visit the Zeitgeist website. And if you are just chomping at the bit for a taste of what’s to come, check out the trailer below.