Midnight Son

  • 18
  • Scott Leberecht (2011)
  • US
  • 88 min
Film Review
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3 out of 5

Bearing the obvious influence of George A Romero's Martin and Abel Ferrara's The Addiction, writer/director Scott Leberecht's feature debut is a poignant study of a reluctant vampire's fear that his growing appetite for human blood will ruin his burgeoning romance. Anaemic security guard Jacob (Zak Kilberg) works the night shift and spends his spare time painting sunsets until he falls for a vivacious cigarette girl (Maya Parish). He finds himself being lured out of his nocturnal cocoon, and a chance taste of blood leaves him dependent on a hospital orderly (Jo D Jonz) and his murderously opportunistic brother (Arlen Escarpeta). Cinematographer Lyn Moncrief's views of the lesser-seen side of Los Angeles reinforce the sense of melancholic dread pervading the sombre screenplay, and Leberecht is well served by the neurotic Kilberg and feisty Parish, with Tracey Walter and Larry Cedar, respectively, providing deft support as a kindly janitor and a tenacious detective.

Plot Summary

A man suffering from a rare skin condition leads a lonely existence, as exposure to sunlight is dangerous to him. He discovers his weakness can be alleviated by drinking human blood, but as he forms a relationship with a bartender, his cravings get out of control, leading to a series of murders. Horror, starring Zak Kilberg and Maya Parish.

Cast and crew

Cast

Jacob
Zak Kilberg
Mary
Maya Parish
Marcus
Jo D Jonz
Detective Ginslegh
Larry Cedar
Russell
Arlen Escarpeta
Dr Barnes
Kevin McCorkle
Liz
Juanita Jennings
Janitor
Tracey Walter

Crew

Director
Scott Leberecht

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
Monster Pictures
Guidance: 
Violence, swearing, drug abuse, sex scenes, nudity.
Released 11 Jan 2013
Categories
Drama

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