Midnight Son
Midnight Son (2009)

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… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: July 17, 2012
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Critic Score: 95% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Rich Cline
Contactmusic.com

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.

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Eddie Harrison
The List

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.

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Derek Malcolm
This is London

Better made and imagined than most [horror films].

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Philip French
Observer [UK]

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.

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Robbie Collin
Daily Telegraph

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.

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Andrew Pulver
Guardian

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.

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Greg Klymkiw
Electric Sheep

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 ...

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Allan Hunter
Daily Express

A thoughtful tale that is more a twisted romance than a typical shocker.

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Antonia Quirke
Financial Times

The film plugs its holes with a curdled blankness.

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