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Dylan Dog: Dead of Night

August 27, 2011

It is a nice little genre flick that is in no way good. However, it gets a free pass. Two weeks before production the films budget was cut from 32 million to eight million. This meant the shooting time was cut, the locations were cut, the money for everything else was cut.

Imagine going through all of pre-production, coming up with a great game plan and then BAM everything changes. The result is Dylan Dog: Dead of Night

I thought the plot of the film sounded great. A pulpy noir where a burnt out detective works for zombies, demons, werewolves and vampires.  Dylan stumbles upon a femme fatale and dives headfirst into a plot to revive a terrible monster. Along the way there is a seven foot cannibal zombie, Taye Diggs has gold vampire teeth and zombies have support groups.

Routh is reliable as Dylan. Sam Huntington is fun as his recently undead partner. Disapointingly, all the vampires are stereotypical goths who listen to repetitive techno.

In the end, the movie has all the making of a cult flick. Too bad it didn’t have the bigger budget to smooth out all the wrinkles.

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