Directed by Scott Leberecht
Suffering from a rare skin disease that makes him sensitive to sunlight, Jacob (Zak Kilberg) lives an isolating existence, rarely leaving his apartment other than to attend his night job. At a bar one evening, he instantly falls in love with the beautiful bartender but finds himself struggling to resist his vampiric urges as their relationship takes him down a dark path. Described by horror critic Kim Newman as a “a bloody and well-acted vampire curio”, MIDNIGHT SON is a well crafted horror film with a surprisingly engaging adult love story at its heart. Contains violence and gore.
Jacob must navigate new love and new thirst in this stunning independent vampire film.
Cast: Arlen Escarpeta, Larry Cedar, Tracey Walter, Zak Kilberg
If you like vampire films then you might love this, although for me it goes over the 'wtf is wrong with me?' and the ethical struggle that's been covered already in Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles, so I didn't find it particularly inventive. Lack of chemistry between the two (uninteresting) leads, but a secondary character was brilliant and more than made up for any insipid love story which was a bit too Twilight for me.
a must watch
It's uncommon to find a unique vampire movie these days. I like t his movie a fair bit, but overall its pacing is a little off. The nuances and nuggets stashed here and there reveal what it might be like for a vampire today and I liked that aspect