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Russ Says: Dylan Dog: Dead Of Night Is A Frighteningly Fun Horror Romp!

russ_w Fri, April 29, 2011 2:51pm EST by Russ Weakland 1 Comment

What happens when Superman, zombies, vampires, werewolves and professional wrestlers enter the same room at the same time? We thankfully now know with this weekend’s new film Dylan Dog: Dead of Night!

If Twilight has proven anything, it has proven that a film with werewolves and vampires will always be entertaining. Now leave it to the folks at Platinum Studios to take the wildly popular Tiziano Sclavi‘s comic book about a paranormal investigator named Dylan Dog (Brandon Routh), who is probably best known as the most recent Superman Returns as he finds himself searching for an ancient relic that will single handedly ruin mankind if placed in the hands of the zombies, werewolves or vampires that strive for its power.

Now that you have been warned, when you enter the theater you should not expect a Jennifer Aniston type romance flick or an Oscar award winning film. But you should expect a fun and campy sci-fi romp. The film also stars professional wrestler, Kurt Angle, Taye Diggs and Sam Huntington who just might be the best part of the entire film who you might also be familiar with as he also appeared in Superman Returns as Jimmy Olsen.

Here’s a few more reasons to hit the theater to see Dylan Dog: Dead of Night…

Brandon Routh totally shows us a completely other side of his acting ability and really touches on a mixture of William Shatner meets Bruce Campbell. He owns the campy straight man!

Sam Huntington who plays Dylan’s best friend and a unwelcomed zombie is the comedic relief of the film, I have liked Sam since Not Another Teen Movie and he proves again he should be one to watch!

– It’s not a date movie, its a go with a bunch of friends type film. If it had music numbers, it would almost harp on a The Rocky Horror Picture Show vibe! Maybe the sequel?

IN SUMMARY

Will you enjoy Dylan Dog: Dead of Night? If you want to get some cheeky over the top horror and comedy, then I say yes – three out of five zombies for sure!

Russ Weakland

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