Originally Posted by Leaper
Why does it have to happen the moment the calendar rolls over? Couldn't The End happen at any time during that day, right up to 11:59 PM (in whatever time zone you want to pretend is relevant)?
Of course you're right, it could happen any time up till the last second of the day, but it's inevitable that most people won't grasp that. Every horror movie has to have that collective "Phew, we're safe" moment before disaster strikes.