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Dylan Dog: Dead of Night (2011)

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Critic Consensus: An uninspired, feebly-acted horror/comedy that produces little scares and laughs.

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DYLAN DOG: DEAD OF NIGHT is a new horror/comedy film based on one of the world's most popular comics (60 million copies worldwide). Brandon Routh stars as Dylan Dog, world famous private investigator specializing in affairs of the undead. His PI business card reads "No Pulse? No Problem." Armed with an edgy wit and carrying an arsenal of silver and wood-tipped bullets, Dylan must track down a dangerous artifact before a war ensues between his werewolf, vampire and zombie clients living undercover in the monster infested backstreets of New Orleans. -- (C) Omni/Freestyle Releasing
Rating:
PG-13 (for sequences of creature violence and action, language including some sexual references, and some drug material)
Genre:
Horror , Mystery & Suspense
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Box Office:
$856,849.00
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Cast

Anita Briem
as Elizabeth
Taye Diggs
as Vargas
Kurt Angle
as Wolfgang
Peter Stormare
as Gabriel
Kent Jude Bernard
as Pale Teen/Slake
Dan Braverman
as Big Al
Marco St. John
as Borelli
Garrett Strommen
as Cashier/Josh
Brian Steele
as Tattooed Zombie/Belial
Andrew Sensenig
as Rosenberg
Bernard Hocke
as Coroner
Randal Reeder
as Bob the Mechanic
J. Omar Castro
as Bouncer
Shima Ghamari
as Werewolf
Shannon Maris
as Female Bartender
Ted Ferguson
as Zombie Postman
Jon Eyez
as Bouncer
Harvey Lowry
as Puppeteer #1
Dacia Fernandez
as Vargas's Girl
Todd Tucker
as Puppeteer #2
Gareb Shamus
as Zombie Wizard
Scott Mitchell Rosenberg
as Jewish Zombie Priest
Alexandra Munroe
as Zombie School Girl
Kendall Jill Rosenberg
as Bromart Cashier
Kelly Ann Ford
as Bromart Shopper
Karlee Jane Rosenberg
as Frost Stop Zombie Girl
Holden Dahlerbruch
as Frost Stop Zombie Boy
Jared Dahlerbruch
as Frost Stop Zombie Boy
Devin Faraci
as Cannibal Zombie
Patrick Lee
as Cannibal Zombie
Robert Sanchez
as Cannibal Zombie
Ryan Turek
as Cannibal Zombie
James Vejvoda
as Cannibal Zombie
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Critic Reviews for Dylan Dog: Dead of Night

All Critics (39) | Top Critics (8)

While he's fine playing bemused and beleaguered, Routh can't muster the edginess that Dylan is also meant to have. Diggs looks fabulous, but has his own problems with the dangerous stuff.

Full Review… | May 2, 2011
Boston Globe
Top Critic

Brings vampires, werewolves, zombies, detective noir and spoofy comedy together for a murky genre gumbo with barely any flavor.

Full Review… | April 30, 2011
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

A monster mash and genre mash-up that leaves one pining for the swagger of Hellboy.

Full Review… | April 29, 2011
Film.com
Top Critic

A cluttered, uninspired hash of familiar genre ideas.

Full Review… | April 29, 2011
Variety
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Lets the likeable erstwhile Superman do his best impression of a jaded P.I., down to one of the most ineffectually boyish attempts at a grizzled voiceover in memory.

Full Review… | April 29, 2011
AV Club
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Put a stake in this film noir monster movie, it's done.

Full Review… | April 29, 2011
Hollywood Reporter
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Audience Reviews for Dylan Dog: Dead of Night

½

OK well for starters we have seen this kind of thing now many many many times over, there is nothing new here and nothing that really impresses to be brutally honest. Despite that this is still a reasonably enjoyable monster and myth movie with a creative side that is clearly down to its solid comicbook origins. I don't know anything about the comicbook but its quite old (1986), so I can't say for sure but I do believe this comic may have given rise to other such characters and franchises like 'Hellboy', 'Underworld' and probably others. The problem is they have left this adaptation too long and missed the boat. This a real mix of many cool ideas and the first to spring to mind was 'Van Helsing'. DD is very much a monster mash with everything from vamps, werewolves, zombies, ghouls and demons. Add to this a neat little touch of black humour with zombie sub plots involving zombie support groups complete with flyers and a zombie bodyshop where the undead go to fix themselves up. Clever touches like that make this film fun to watch. Now the first 30 minutes of this film is dull I can't lie, I was getting bored as nothing was happening. The concept is clearly going for an old detective film with narration from Dylan as he investigates clues, its nice and gives the film a touch of class but ultimately its kinda dull too. Things start to spice up as creatures of the night come into play and the plot thickens, we discover a huge uber zombie is killing folk and there's a battle going on between certain humans and the undead ergo...a bit like 'Underworld'. The problem is the film does get more enjoyable but you just can't help but relate everything to many other films, some I've already mentioned. You feel as if you've seen this all before (which you kinda have) and you know what's gonna happen. The other problem is the effects aren't all that great on the werewolves, the vamps don't look anything new with their facial design (think 'Lost Boys' or 'From Dusk Till Dawn') and of course zombies will always look the same. There is a quite lovely piece of makeup/prosthetic work at the finale where baddie vamp leader Vargas transforms into a mega demon of some kind, looks absolutely fantastic but again it also looks identical to Darkness from 'Legend' or Marcus from 'Underworld 2' plus his appearance is a total anti-climax. In short the CGI work isn't the best and neither are the stunts truthfully, blood and gore is minimal which is fine but makeup is probably the winner over CGI here. The CGI is about on par with the first 'Underworld' flick which is obviously dated. There is a hell of a lot of imagination going on here which is terrific and as this character came about in 86 I'm sure he came before much of what we already know in terms of night creature mythology. Had this been made before a lot of well known films then I'm sure it would have received a much better reception and may well have be known as a semi cult classic like such films as 'Blade' and 'Underworld'. Its a shame as despite the large amount of monsters all fighting for screen time the film doesn't feel clustered and it is nicely done with good humour and a nice dark film noir detective angle. The zombie sub plots are easily the best for plus points in terms of originality (almost). If you try not to compare this film to others its good fun, with better CGI work I wouldn't mind a sequel as Routh as Dylan is a likeable character who isn't over the top and arrogant. I did enjoy the monster mash, shame they had to include the always cliched and now over used martial arts fighting weapon clad female lead. Have her as a hardass sure but lets not go down the boring Milla Jovovich route again please, no need for that in the sequel...if there is one.

Phil Hubbs
Phil Hubbs

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I really really really wish that Munroe's unproduced animated film Cat Tale was released instead of this. Crap that's absolutely trashy. I hated this movie. Cat Tale would definetely better than this. Even if its bad.

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02/01/2012 (PS3, NETFLIX)

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