Scott Leberecht, 2011, USA, 88 min
Actor Zak Kilberg (Jacob) in attendance w/ Q&A following screening
Saskatchewan Theatrical Premiere, One Screening Only
Thursday, May 3 2012, 9:30 pm, The Broadway Theatre
$10 (Admittance restricted to persons over 18)
Film contains sequences of Nudity, Sexuality, Foul Language, and Violence
Official Site: http://www.midnightsonmovie.com
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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.
“MIDNIGHT SON is able to pull off an extremely novel take on bloodsuckers while still paying respects to classics…a very well done existential take on vampirism that you won’t likely forget….don’t miss this blood-sucking vamp drama.” – Bloody-Digusting
“Definitely falls into a niche that includes George Romero’s MARTIN, Kathryn Bigelow’s NEAR DARK….and Abel Ferrara’s THE ADDICTION: vampire flicks with little in the way of budget but plenty in the way of new angles, cool ideas, challenging deviations from formula, and very fine performances.” – FEARnet
“As much a dark romantic drama as a horror film, and writer/director Scott Leberecht (a visual FX artist on movies like SPAWN and SLEEPY HOLLOW making a confident feature filmmaking debut) has a good handle on both sides.” – Fangoria
In this age of big budget tween romance flicks masquerading as monster movies (I refuse to use the “T” word) it’s easy to be jaded when it comes to some of our favourite classical archetypes of fear, but there’s always hope to be found in the the world of indie film making. MIDNIGHT SON introduces us to Jacob (Zak Kilberg), a shy but likeable young man working a dead end night security job to avoid the sun’s harmful rays. Jacob has suffered from a severe case of photo-sensitivity for several years, leaving him with an isolated existence and the proclivity for painting the sun he can never see. Just as he begins to experience a craving for raw meat he encounters the beautiful and passionate Mary (Maya Parish), and suddenly there’s hope that he doesn’t have to remain alone. Even though we can all see this conflict coming, MIDNIGHT SON still manages to be a fresh and contemporary take on the vampire mythos, anchored by two amazing performances that pull us into their world. – Steven Landry
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