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Midnight Son

February 18, 2013

Cinequest 2011
553318_10150670537345485_326280610_nIf gorgeous horror is your thing, MIDNIGHT SON is about as beautiful as you get, vampire story or not.  This film follows Jacob, a young man with a skin disease which prevents him from going out in the sun, and as he gets older he also develops an insatiable thirst for blood.  I don’t think the word “vampire” is ever actually used, and that is appropriate because the film is less about vampires and more about the psychological, mental and emotional effects this problem has on Jacob as he realizes what he must do in order to live.  Although I doubt I’ll ever look at a Starbucks cup the same way again, the film is extraordinarily beautiful, with a final scene that is both horrific and amazingly gorgeous at the same time – you will not easily forget this film.

And I highly recommend you see it, available now on Netflix, DVD and Instant Video

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