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4.0 out of 5 stars Slow but fascinating vampire movie
Jacob has a rare skin disorder that means he has to keep out of the sun so he works permanent nights as a security guard. He also finds that no matter what he eats he is always hungry until he drinks the left over blood from some steak packaging. When the janitor at his place of work tells him that we don't stop growing until we're 25 and he is like a caterpillar...
Published on 15 Feb. 2013 by PJ Rankine

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3.0 out of 5 stars First Try 'Thirst'
'Midnight Son' tells of Jacob, a young guy who has to live in isolation and keep away from daylight.

One of the many flaws in this film is that we never really know why, other than he has (and seemingly always has had) a rare skin disorder which leads to his skin blistering almost instantly in sunlight.

For all that this film is a 'slow burner' the...
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4.0 out of 5 stars Slow but fascinating vampire movie, 15 Feb. 2013
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PJ Rankine (Wallington, Surrey United Kingdom) - See all my reviews
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Jacob has a rare skin disorder that means he has to keep out of the sun so he works permanent nights as a security guard. He also finds that no matter what he eats he is always hungry until he drinks the left over blood from some steak packaging. When the janitor at his place of work tells him that we don't stop growing until we're 25 and he is like a caterpillar turning into something special like a butterfly he realises that there is more to his condition than he thinks. Meeting Mary; another lost soul, and his search for more blood to drink lead to all sorts of complications.
This is a clever and realistic take on the vampire legend. We never find out how Jacob got infected but it seems to have been as a child, maybe he was born that way. The story is slow and sometimes you just want to slap him for being pathetic but it won't lose your attention. None of the characters are sympathetic but they are well drawn despite the sometimes clumsy acting.
If vampire movies are your thing then this is a worthwhile addition to your collection.
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3.0 out of 5 stars First Try 'Thirst', 2 April 2013
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'Midnight Son' tells of Jacob, a young guy who has to live in isolation and keep away from daylight.

One of the many flaws in this film is that we never really know why, other than he has (and seemingly always has had) a rare skin disorder which leads to his skin blistering almost instantly in sunlight.

For all that this film is a 'slow burner' the time is not spent developing the characters to any depth - the same can definitely be said for the girl he meets (played by Maya Parish); instead it sort of 'plods' along with not enough interest or intrigue to really keep you focussed.

Jacob basically yearns to drink more and more blood as his illness seems to heighten; this leads to many nightime trips to his local butcher (who, no questions asked, seems happy to sell him bags of blood!) and latterly to a local hospital.

If you want to see a genuinely brilliant 'real life of a vampire' film look no further than Chan-Wook Park's 'Thirst' Thirst [DVD] [2009].

If you've seen 'Thirst' like me you'll probably have felt utterly convinced and strangely sad during the fateful final scene. Problem here is that I didn't truly believe in Jacob, his love interest or indeed the situation they were in. Jacob wasn't altogether likeable (in fact his dithering became grating!) and therein lies the major problem; I'm guessing we were meant to feel sorry for him?

For all that 'Midnight Son' isn't terrible and does eventually have a point a combination of its ponderous pace, Jacob's general meekness/indecison and the unconvincing chemistry between the lead characters condemn it to the 'average' category.
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3.0 out of 5 stars MAYBE WE SHOULD JUST BE FRIENDS, 17 Jun. 2013
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The film is a modern take on the vampire theme minus the supernatural and magical elements. Twenty-four year old Jacob (Zak Kilberg) is a recluse who paints and works nights as mall security. He meets Mary (Maya Parish) who likes the nose candy and has her own issues. Through a series of events Jacob discovers he likes blood, human blood like a fat kid likes cake.

He develops cravings which gets him into the expected mess as one might guess when someone craves human blood. You don't see everything that happens. This is to create the feeling of Jacob's black outs and the production's budgetary concerns. Such is art.

The movie ends at the point it would start to make an interesting film such as "Psychos in Love" which I liked better.

Parental Guide: F-bomb, sex, nudity (Maya Parish)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Totally Unique, 25 Nov. 2013
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I've never seen a film quite like this one. The look and feel of the film is wonderful. Brilliant from start to finish.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing, 27 April 2015
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This is one of the best Vampire films I have seen.
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