THE PLOT THUS FAR
The story of a young man called Jacob who is confined to a life of isolation, due to a very rare skin disorder. His world changes when he meets a local bartender and falls in love. Jacob’s condition worsens and forces him to drink human blood for sustenance – leading to law enforcement suspecting him in a series of grizzly murders.
WHAT WE THOUGHT
“Midnight Son” is about an introverted security guard named Jacob who starts experiencing unusual symptoms, such as his skin burning in the sun, and an unquenchable thirst for blood. He meets a cocaine-addicted bartender named Mary and falls in love with her. Meanwhile, he tries to get his hands on some fresh blood and gets involved with a corrupt orderly.
I don’t want to fault “Midnight Son”, as there are a lot of great ideas at play. But, great ideas don’t save a movie. If that were the case than Roger Corman would’ve been the most successful creator in Hollywood history. What we have is yet another vampire tale in an overcrowded marketplace. While it takes its cues from characters like Morbius and beyond, we don’t see anything worthwhile. It’s a fun afternoon movie and nothing more.
The DVD comes with a commentary, deleted scenes and interviews. The standard definition transfer is workable, even though the film’s heavy night shots don’t really pass the muster when projected. The Dolby Digital 5.1 track is sharp enough for what’s available. Still, it works. In the end, I’d recommend a purchase.
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