Review of Dylan Dog: Dead of Night
Adapted from Tiziano Sclavi’s best-selling international comic book, Dylan Dog: Dead of Night follows, who else, Dylan Dog (Brandon Routh), the paranormal world’s one and only private eye. Tasked with the job of inspector for the supernatural, it is up to Dylan to be the unbiased human that brings justice to the undead that cross the line. Of course, that’s easier said than done.
Hired by the gorgeous heiress Elizabeth (Anita Briem) to find out who murdered her father and recover the rare artifact they stole from him, Dylan and his zombie sidekick Marcus (Sam Huntington) delve into the world of vampires, werewolves and zombies in order to discover the truth. Of course, what starts out as a small job quickly turns into something much larger. Searching all throughout New Orleans, Dylan and Marcus come face to face with an assortment of big, bad and disgusting evils on their quest to save the races.
If you have read other reviews of this film then what I’m about to say may shock you – I loved it! That’s right critics, I loved Dylan Dog: Dead of Night! My friends and I rented it and we ALL enjoyed it. Obviously it wasn’t a big high-budget blockbuster, but it wasn’t supposed to be. This was a movie for the hardcore Dylan Dog comic fans, and those that enjoy a bit of film noir. I loved it because not only did it have a badass story with vampires, werewolves and zombies, it was also absolutely hilarious. While the overall tone was serious, there were countless comedic moments thrown in at just the right moments making the film a bit more fun.
Speaking of the comedy, it was Sam Huntington that really made this movie fantastic. He stole every scene he was in with his spastic, but hilarious, acting. Routh was a great lead, but he was a bit stiff. All eyes were on the awesomely awesome Marcus. Huntington seriously needs more roles, I love this actor, not only did he rock in Dylan Dog, but he’s great in Being Human too.
Overall I loved the movie, sure it’s not some Academy Award winning masterpiece, but it is a highly entertaining supernatural film.
Here’s the trailer for those new to the film:
Have any of you seen it, if so, what did you think?
Moonlight (aka Amanda) loves to write about, read about and learn about everything pertaining to vampires. You will most likely find her huddled over a book of vampire folklore with coffee in hand. Touch her coffee and she may bite you (and not in the fun way).