Against The Dark

Synopsis: When most of the population of Earth is infected with a virus and transformed into flesh eaters and blood drinking creatures, a group of hunters led by Tao chases the vampire zombies to eliminate them. Six non-infected survivors try to find the exit of an abandoned hospital crowded with the infected creatures, and Tao and his group help them. Meanwhile, the military command is ready to bomb the area and wipe it from the map.
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Director(s): Richard Crudo
Production: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
94 min

Once the infection hit,

there was little time to react.

People did what they could.

But since no one was immune

to the effects of the virus...

...authorities were ultimately helpless

as the infection rapidly spread.

All who became exposed

and survived an initial attack...

...began their own relentless

quest for blood...

...attacking and feeding

upon the innocent.

There was no vaccine... known reports

of individuals being immune.

Neighbourhoods and entire cities

were wiped out.

The very fabric of civilisation

is breaking down before our eyes.

Many surviving humans lik e us

were left to fend for themselves.

Moving around during the day

and hiding at night.

Barricading themselves

inside secure buildings.

Others formed vigilante groups.

- Hurry, up there. Come on, let's go.

- Let's go.

Come on. Let's go.

Let's go. Come on. Hurry.

Or became hunters.

Swordsmen who were tracking down

and killing the infected.

We were lucky

when we managed to find a refuge.

A place with

some food and shelter...

...where we could survive

until we could be rescued.

But with our location

no longer being safe...

...and the chances for rescue

becoming more and more remote...

...our options were running out.

It was now us...

...against the dark.

Let's get this boy out of here.

Take him to a safe place.

We're not here

to decide right or wrong.

We're here to decide

who lives and dies.

Please evacuate the building.

Evacuation is mandatory.

Would everyone please exit

the building in an orderly manner?

Be careful.

- Okay?

- Yeah.

Watch your hands.

Put that sh*t out.

No smoke.

Give me a break.

There's none of them around.

Would everyone please exit

the building in an orderly manner?

- What are you doing?

- It's on a loop, Dylan.

We've been listening

to the same sh*t for months.

Every building

that has any survivors has one.

Ever occur to you

there might be a safe place?


How the hell do you have

so much of that left?

You'd be surprised what you can find

in people's medicine cabinets.

If you look hard enough.

We'll find a safe place to sleep.

We'll get out of here at first light.


It's okay.

- It's okay, baby.

- No, it's not.

It's never gonna be okay.

Or safe.

We're in this together, right?

Of course we are.

And you listen to me.

Things may never be

the same again...

...but it will get better.


You've been asleep

for almost six hours.

- What's wrong?

- We gotta get going.

The generator's dying

and the food's all gone.

We should start finding a way out.

Come on. Come on, let's go.

Base, this is Unit 12. Come in.

Base, this is Unit 12. Do you copy?

Unit 12, we read you.

We're approaching

a medical complex.

Hope to complete a sweep by dawn.

I'll keep you posted.


Standing by for updates.

- Over.

- Out.

It's okay. They're not infected.

She's sick.

We just lost two others

to pneumonia.

We're here for the medication,

that's all.

Is it just the two of you?

I was a student intern here

before the quarantine.

Most of the medication

was stolen months ago.

We don't know these people,



We haven't seen another person

in three weeks.

Neither have we.

It's pretty safe in here.

For now.

- Charlie.

- I'm okay, Amelia.



We have to take care of our own,


Which way?

The pharmacy?

Down the hall.

We're gonna clear each building

room by room.

Girls, kill anything that

looks infected.

- Yes, sir.

- What about survivors?

If they're tough enough,

we'll bring them with us.

What now?

West doorways and stairwells

are blocked.

We're gonna have to find

another way to the pharmacy.

Come on, let's move.

This place is so big.

There's a lot of ground to cover

to get anywhere in here.

We don't know if we'll find

any drugs when we get there.

Maybe we should go back out

the way we came in.

- Blow this place off altogether.

- No, that would be suicide.

We can't move around outside

in the dark.

Not anymore.

Besides, it's only four hours

till dawn.

We need to move to the sublevel.

There's a security door

that's the only safe way out.

But the generator's dying.

With the power gone, we can't open it.

What do you mean,

the only safe way out?

Behind the security door is a lot.

That's where we left our pickup.

If we can get to it...

...then we could use it

to get to one of the camps.

- Camps?

- Hang on a minute.

Why haven't you guys

done this already?

There was food here.

It was warm and dry.

We've been running for weeks.

Frankly, we needed a rest.

Okay, so, what happens

if the generator fails...

...before we reach the sublevel?

Then the security door won't open

and we'll be trapped.

Dorothy and I were heading that way

when we met you.

You're welcome to come with us.


Tagart, you clear that area.

Make a clean sweep.

I'm not saying that.

I don't believe there is anyone

out there who can help us.

How can you be so sure?

There were people, hunters.

Ex-military guys

who were trained to kill.

Urban legend.

You shouldn't believe

that sh*t you hear on the shortwave.

If there was anyone left,

they would've come for us already.

- That's what we keep praying for.

- No.

That's what you keep praying for.

- It's your faith, Amelia.

- Hey, I'm a realist.

The only one that's gonna

keep us alive is us.

Oh, sh*t.

This used to be the entrance

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Mathew Klickstein

Mathew Klickstein is an American screenwriter, journalist, author, arts therapist and playwright. more…

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