There's a lot of unique things about the darkest day. It fits into the growing category of British Zombie films like 28 Days. These zombies are referred to as "infected" or having "turned. In this case, the "zombies" are the victims of a neurological virus. These are not the shambling, off- balanced zombies of Night of the Living Dead or The Walking Dead. Darkest Day's zombies are raging zombies characterized by throat-tearing screaming and frenzied flailing. They are incredibly fast and relentless once they've identified a living, moving, possible source of food. The story starts off with Dan Rickard waking up on a deserted beach with no memory of how he got there. He soon discovers a post-apocalyptic world as he wanders through desolate, abandoned streets, littered with rubble and refuse. Luckily, as he picks his way through the city of Brighton, the first people Dan encounters two people who are not infected. They are a pair who are out scavenging for supplies and food for their other seven friends.