Directed by: Scott Leberecht
Starring: Zak Kilberg, Maya Parish, Tracey Walter, Arlen Escarpeta, Kevin McCorkle
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Distributed by: Image Entertainment
Release Date: July 17, 2012
Running Time: 92 minutes
Film: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Extras: 3 out of 5 stars
When it comes to vampires in movies, there is no shortage at all. Hollywood has been mass-market producing films with vampires since the “Twilight” craze. This horror film takes a different approach the genre and is quite unique. I really enjoyed the film the moment it started all the way to the end. It had a great build up in the story and presented the idea of a vampire in a really unique way. The film was also not stingy on the gore, which I enjoyed. Kudos to Scott Leberecht on giving the vampire genre some points back finally.
“Midnight Son” follows the the story of Jacob, a young man with a rare skin disorder that prevents him from being exposed to sunlight. When he meets Mary and falls in love, things change for him. Jacob’s actions become increasingly bizarre as he struggles to cope with the effects of his worsening condition. Forced by the disease to drink human blood, he must control his violent actions as local law enforcement aim their sights on him as a suspect in a series of grisly murders.
The special features are decent for this vampire film. There is a commentary track from Scott Leberecht, Zak Kilberg, Maya Parish and Jo D. Jonz. Therer is also interviews with the cast and crew, short but sweet. There are a few deleted scenes as well, as a trailer included. Overall horror fans should give this flick a look, it almost reminded me of “Near Dark” a bit.