Do Bloodsuckers Get New Life Under the ‘Midnight Son’?

Jacob (Zak Kilberg) and Mary (Maya Parish) in "Midnight Son".
Jacob (Zak Kilberg) and Mary (Maya Parish) in "Midnight Son".

If you’re long past your puberty years, you’re probably tired of the glut of shiny happy vampires that we’ve had for the last few years. Personally, I’m even kind of tired of the other varieties that have popped up lately where we have vampires as fairly normal folks who just happen to drink blood and vampires who are completely alien monsters. More than once I’ve said wouldn’t it be nice to get something that wasn’t any of these? Something new?

Apparently, someone was listening.

Along comes “Midnight Son”, the first feature length film from director Scott Leberecht (whose background includes working as the visual arts director for the movies “Spawn” and “Sleepy Hollow”). All we have right now is a trailer, but it looks promising. The official synopsis looks something like this:

“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, Jacob’s 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.

There’s no distribution deal or release date, but it looks like something to keep on your radar. Stay tuned.

Joe Lopez
Dubbed, "TerrorScribe" by a former editor, Joe made the conversion to horror sometime in the mid-2000s. Little did he know he'd favored the genre all of his life. When not struggling with short stories, he provided genre film reviews for local entertainment sites and later genre sites who could suffer his cynical views.

It was that same cynicism - and some might say hubris - that lead him to have a brief flirtation with filmmaking. His first two efforts, "Annotated" and "Antes Que Seja Tarde (Before It's Too Late)" both premiered at a local H.P. Lovecraft film festival. A third short, "Survivor Girl" proved to be his undoing though plans are in the works to revived the cursed project.

Born and raised in Dallas, TX., Joe now resides in a small Texas town. Statistics say more dead bodies turn up in small towns that big cities... though he claims to have NOTHING to do with that.
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2 Replies to “Do Bloodsuckers Get New Life Under the ‘Midnight Son’?”

  1. I’m still kinda leery after the “bait and switch” I got with “Altitude”. I sure hope it’s the real deal though. That would make me VERY happy.

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