What if vampires were real? How would they come about? Skip the magical and superstitious side. How do you get human blood? What would lead a person to vampirism?
“Midnight Son” follows a night security guard, Jacob (Zak Kilberg), who is confined to a life of isolation, due to a very rare skin disorder.
He can only come out at night because of an allergic reaction to sunlight.
His world changes when he meets Mary (Maya Parrish), a local bartender and falls in love. Jacob’s condition worsens when he suffers from intense hunger pains and weakness.
The suffering forces him to drink human blood for sustenance – leading to law enforcement suspecting him in a series of grisly murders.
You could really say that if “Chronicle” was a movie about bringing superpowers into the real world then this is the movie that this is “Chronicle” for vampires.
If you liked that original feel on an old concept then you will love one this too.
The movie is shot on a really low budget which aids in the film trying to portray a real-life or “day in the life” approach to vampires.
I love the simplicity in everything with the film. This is such an original take on the vampire and it is like why no one thought of doing this before.
The performances from Zak Kilberg and Maya Parish are really intense.
Kilberg’s innocent looks, bewilderment on his condition, the love in his eyes and the desperation are really incredible to watch.
Parish keeps Kilberg on his toes and relishes in their on-again, off-again relationship. The movie is so focused on these two lost souls and it is more about them then the concept.
This is a wonderful little indie gem. “Everybody got their thing man!”
4 out of 5
So Says the Soothsayer