The vampire subgenre has been more than a bit stale the past few years, with a glut of films, television programs and books looking to ride the wave set by HBO’s True Blood series (and it’s predecessor the Sookie Stackhouse novels) and the shiny happy tween nonsense of Twilight. Vampires have been everywhere recently, taking the zombie’s place as most used and abused monster in the mainstream.
Luckily for those of us that still love our vampires with some bite (sorry), there’s Midnight Son, the upcoming film from writer/director Scott Leberecht, producer Matt Compton (Seventh Moon), and executive producer Eduardo Sanchez (The Blair Witch Project). Midnight Son looks to be a lot more in line with Romero’s Martin than any traditional vampire tales, and that is a good thing. Check out the official Midnight Son synopsis and trailer below.
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.