"Silly, Occult Vampire Noir"
What You Need To Know:
DYLAN DOG: DEAD OF NIGHT is a campy mix of action and horror. The acting by Brandon Routh in the title role is very poor. The movie also contains a very strong occult worldview. There’s also some sexual content, plenty of foul language, drug use, and an over-abundance of violence and bloodletting.
(OOO, PaPaPa, C, LLL, VVV, S, N, A, DD, MMM) Very strong Occult, pagan worldview centered around vampirism, werewolves, zombies, and a demonic creature brought to life through ancient blood ritual and no redeeming content whatsoever, one brief scene takes place in a Catholic church where a funeral has just taken place; 24 obscenities, nine profanities; very strong action and blood-letting violence throughout the movie during fight scenes with vampires, werewolves and zombies including punching, kicking, biting, shooting creatures with guns loaded with wooden-tipped bullets, silver bullets, magnesium shells, etc., people die from zombie bites, gory yet silly scene in a body-part factory where zombies pick out new limbs and organs as theirs decay, zombie cannibals, zombies eat worms to keep from becoming flesh-eaters, people are stabbed and impaled, car chases, explosions, and vampires are tortured with sunlight that burns their skin; unmarried kissing, implied fornication, implied that vampire fornicates with multiple women at the same time, private investigator takes photos of people having affairs; upper male nudity, female cleavage; alcohol use depicted in bar scenes; drug use depicted as people use new drug of vampire blood that is inhaled to feel stronger and bolder; and, lying, theft, blackmail, revenge, bribery, and torture.
DYLAN DOG: DEAD OF NIGHT is a silly, violent, occult, noir-style action movie about a New Orleans-based, private investigator who takes cases with supernatural creatures such as vampires, werewolves and zombies.
For years, Dylan Dog (Brandon Routh) was well known throughout the supernatural underworld of New Orleans as the go-to guy to solve the mystery cases of the occult. However, after his girlfriend was brutally killed by a group of rogue vampires, Dylan got out of the business and became a normal P.I., a photographer-for-hire who works cases of adultery and insurance fraud.
When a werewolf kills a well-known local businessman and a zombie bites Dylan’s friend, Dylan is thrust back into a case that will open old wounds and reignite old feuds. As the murder mystery unravels, Dylan learns of an ancient spear that, when used in a blood ritual, will awaken an ancient demon with enough power to kill every member of New Orleans’ undead subculture. Dylan, along with his friend who is now a zombie, must find the spear before it falls into the hands of a power hungry vampire who’s intent on summoning this ancient demon.
DYLAN DOG: DEAD OF NIGHT is a campy mix of action and horror. The acting, namely Brandon Routh, is very poor. The one bright spot in the cast is Sam Huntington, who plays Dylan’s best friend and zombie sidekick. He delivers some levity to the movie, which is often weighed down by forced dialogue and laughable, B-style action. The movie has a noir-style narrative, but it fails to capture any of the other stylistic elements that make for a truly captivating film noir.
The movie also contains a very strong, occult worldview, with no redeemable aspects whatsoever. There’s some sexual content, strong foul language, drug use, strong miscellaneous immorality, and an over-abundance of violence and bloodletting. The movie’s abhorrent content will keep away media-wise viewers, while the movie’s poor quality will probably keep away most everyone else.