A strange skin disease forces Jacob to avoid every exposition to sunlight. He spends his life at night, while the rest of the world is asleep. Luckily there are still a few bars open to break his lonely routine. In one of these taverns, he falls head over heels in love with bartender Mary. Their romance soon starts to suffer from Jacob’s worsening condition. While he struggles to control his increasingly more violent impulses, the local police start targeting him as a suspect in a series of grisly murders. If vampires were as numerous in real life as they are now on the big and small screen, mankind would already be long gone. But just when you think you’ve had it with those bloodsucking fiends, a director comes along who makes you feel like sharpening your fangs again. Scott Leberecht’s Midnight Son is a breath of fresh blood in the worn out vampire genre. It’s a gritty, very realistic and claustrophobic viewing experience, which almost makes you feel Jacob’s torture. Add to that some solid acting from its leads and a creepy soundtrack, and you get a very smart, intense and unpredictable vampire movie.

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