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Image and video hosting by TinyPic Cast: Zak Kilberg, Maya Parish, Tracey Walter, Arlen Escarpeta, Kevin McCorkle

Director: Scott Leberecht

Genre: Horror/Crime

Year: 2011

Rating: Unrated

Midnight Son is the story of Jacob, a young man confined to a life of isolation, due to a rare skin disorder that prevents him from being exposed to sunlight. His world opens up when he meets Mary, a local bartender, and falls in love. Tragically, Jacobís actions become increasingly bizarre as he struggles to cope with the effects of his worsening condition. Forced by the disease to drink human blood for sustenance, he must control his increasingly violent tendencies as local law enforcement narrow their focus on him as a suspect in a series of grisly murders.

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Finally a film that offers a fresh take on the genre. "Midnight Son" is the most original "Vampire" film I have seen since "Let The Right One In." Both films' mood and style are similar but don't short change this one because it stands out all on it's own.

The story is about a young man named Jacob who cannot be out in the sun due to a disorder he has so he spends his days inside and night time is his only chance to get out and work. One evening he meets the beautiful, Mary who has a few problems of her own but the two seem to hit it off almost immediately. This potential love affair never really has a chance as Jacob's condition only worsens and he is forced to drink human blood to keep going which leads to him becoming more violent by the day.

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A film festival hit and for good reason, the film gets under your skin very quickly and it stays their the entire time. This is a thought-provoking and realistic take on the genre and it's told in a way that is both intense and thrilling. The film's two main leads, Zak Kilberg and Maya Parish are both incredible in their roles as Jacob and Mary. I don't want to ruin the film for those waiting to see it but I can tell you this is one of those rare gems that only comes around every so often so if you like the genre then this is not only a must-see but it's a must-own as well. I hope to see the film available on Blu-ray at some point but for now it's only available on DVD. The DVD does come with Special Features that include:

Audio Commentary with Scott Leberecht and Stars

Deleted Scenes

Interviews with Cast and Crew


"Midnight Son" is Writer/Director, Scott Leberecht's feature film debut and if this is any indication of what's to come then I look forward to seeing what this talented new filmmaker has coming next. Be sure to pick this one up, it's sure to blow you away the way it did me.

Released by Image Entertainment

**** Out Of *****