Sarah wakes up in an abandoned hospital, with no idea or memory of how she ended up here. A disembodied voice acts as both a guide and a foil, telling her to find the secrets of the hospital and reveal it’s criminal past. Utilising her cell phone as a map, Sarah needs to find a way to escape.
So that’s the plot of Daylight summed up. It takes every typical horror trope and cliché found in most B-grade horror films and mashes them into one boring and unappealing blob. The twists are completely expected and I found myself scoffing at the painfully uninspired letters and notes that are left around the area, trying to instil a sense of menace and terror yet failing miserably since half the notes look like they were written in a Word document. Daylight’s story is weak and it’s a shame that the narrative is so painfully dull, no effort is given to creating Sarah as an actual character; we have no attachment, no motive to find out what happened because the very mystery of herself is so utterly detached and boring that there simply is no interest in the story. It’s a story that starts off with potential but botches the execution and ends terribly.