The chief problem with Dark Skies is its unfading sense of familiarity and despite a few red herrings, horror fans will have little trouble joining the dots from the off. The film is littered with genre clichés, and the obligatory twist is immediately foreseeable from the glaring contrivances in the plot.
Back in the seventies and eighties, zombie flicks were disreputable trash, little better than pornography. Nihilistic gore-fests shelved at the back of the VHS rental store alongside other 'special interest' titles. Hiring Zombie Flesh Eaters was a furtive and shameful act. These days, zombies have gone mainstream. What the hell happened?
Trying to get one of my friends to accompany me to see The Devil Inside proved rather difficult this week, as message after message came back with a resounding "NO! It's TOO scary!"