Midnight Son
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A man suffering from a rare skin disorder that makes him sensitive to sunlight falls for a pretty bartender while seeking to alleviate his condition with human blood, and becoming the prime suspect in a series of gruesome murders. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 95%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Filmmaker Leberecht takes an intriguingly askance approach to the vampire genre with this dark, romantic horror film, but after after a promising set-up seems unsure where to go from there."
‑ Rich Cline, Contactmusic.com
"It might not be offering anything new to the lore of the horror film, but Midnight Son is a confident, minor work that hardcore admirers of the True Blood/Twilight cycle will want to seek out."
‑ Eddie Harrison, The List
"Better made and imagined than most [horror films]."
‑ Derek Malcolm, This is London
"A bloody and well-acted vampire curio."
‑ Kim Newman, Empire Magazine
"For a vampire romance, "Midnight Son" is actually interesting. And in a world where all vampire romances are lost in the smoky teenage death fantasies of Stephanie Meyer, that's a huge relief."
‑ Witney Seibold, CraveOnline
"It's a frightening story, plausibly developed within a relatively brief running time, and the central love between the male protagonist increasingly addicted to blood and a girl addicted to cocaine is oddly moving."
‑ Philip French, Observer [UK]
"Horror films driven by ideas are thin on the ground, but behind the gory fašade of Scott Leberecht's debut feature there ticks some cleverly assembled clockwork."
‑ Robbie Collin, Daily Telegraph
"Yet another tortured-emo vampire movie, but there's an attempt to inject a dose of plausible realism into proceedings, rather than Twilight's leaden coffee-table stylings."
‑ Andrew Pulver, Guardian
"Leberecht plays games with vampire lore, but skirts around it with a subtlety and delicacy that lends his film emotional depths rare in low-budget horror."
‑ Philip Kemp, Total Film
"Very well-acted, beautifully shot, and most of all: deftly directed, Midnight Son is the perfect quiet, slow-boil existential chiller to watch alone at night, quiet and in a contemplative mood."
‑ Staci Layne Wilson, Horror.com
"Visually and narratively, Midnight Son leads us confidently into territory we almost never see, but even when things start to feel familiar, Leberecht throws us a curve ball ..."
‑ Greg Klymkiw, Electric Sheep
"A thoughtful tale that is more a twisted romance than a typical shocker."
‑ Allan Hunter, Daily Express
"The film plugs its holes with a curdled blankness."
‑ Antonia Quirke, Financial Times
"Scott Leberecht should be commended for his ability to turn a low budget independent flick into somewhat of a surprise success, and Zak Kilberg deserves to be recognized for what should be his breakout performance."
‑ Matt Donato, We Got This Covered
"Leberecht and company have delivered to us a smart, intense, and unpredictable film that is tons of ghoulish fun from beginning to end."
‑ Steve "Uncle Creepy" Barton, Dread Central
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