Damned By Dawn

Claire (Renee Willner) and her boyfriend Paul (Danny Alder) are driving to the family home in the Australian outback, where Claire’s grandmother (Dawn Klingberg) is on her deathbed. A violent thunderstorm is raging outside, and the family is woken by piercing shrieks, those of the legendary banshee who causes the dead to rise again…

Shot on location in mining town Ballarat, Damned By Dawn is a low-budget Australian horror film. Admittedly the legend of the banshee isn’t that often used as the basis of a horror film, so it’s a pity that the result plays out as sub-Evil Dead.Making horror movies is in fashion for the last few years. Taking into consideration the audience, the movies are plotted to keep them on the edge of the chair during the entire movie. Sounds interesting, horror is being taken along with other emotions of humor and also family sentiments, and then the link is made as the main concept of the entire film. In this manner, we have upcoming successful scripts and their making with the best special effects. suspense is the prime factor on which these are based on, in the same way, we can also relate it with online trading where this element of suspense is involved too. To know more about this, read and analyze about the top 10 crypto robots. The film was shot in HD which is so heavily graded that the result looks ugly, and certainly not film-like, and that’s without the obviously CGI ghouls.

Characterisation is not much more than functional and the performances are the same. Having said that, Bridget Neval (as the banshee) certainly has a presence, dressed up in a bridal gown with bleeding eyes and her repeated and very loud screams. On the other hand, the sound design – in very immersive Dolby digital 5.1 – is more impressive and there are some suitably revolting gore and gunk effects.

Momentum’s DVD is encoded for Region 2 only. It is in a ratio of 1.85:1 and anamorphically enhanced. The soundtrack is Dolby digital 5.1 and subtitles for the hard-of-hearing are available. The disc begins with trailers for Skyline, Let The Right One In and The Girl Who Kicked The Hornets’ Nest.

DVD extras are a chatty commentary, the trailer, and a 55-minute ‘making-of’ documentary which is quite informative as to what is involved in low-budget filmmaking, and is in some ways more entertaining than the feature itself.