Darkest Day answers one of those burning questions that’s at the heart of so many horror films today: what could possibly be worse than a global apocalypse?
It’s not often you come across the Etruscans in Italian films. There were a couple of giallos (The Etruscan Kills Again (72) and Murder in the Etruscan Cemetery (82)), but considering they were a civilization with a very distinct – and often macabre – set of beliefs, it’s surprising that they haven’t been used as cinematic source material more than they have.
At some point in the mid 1970s, narrative became king in cinema. The lyrical, semi-improvised and let’s be quite honest self-indulgent European art cinema made way for more muscular, focused productions from the likes of Scorsese and Coppola.