Welcome to Blumhouse is back to kick off the Halloween season with four all new horror films one of which is the vampire thriller, Black as Night.
The film follows a Maritte Lee Go’s solo feature directorial debut is a sort of female African-American spin on “The Lost Boys,” chronicling what its heroine pegs as “The summer I got breasts and fought vampires.” It works well enough as a teen supernatural melodrama, reasonably slick if a tad silly — less well as straight-up horror, let alone as a commentary on race-centric historical and political issues that never feel more than pasted-on here.
Still though if you enjoy shows like The Vampire Diaries or Buffy The Vampire Slayer you will enjoy Black as Night. The teen actors range from okay to absolutely annoying at times but that might just be my inner cranky old man talking.
The vampires themselves are creepy with their glowing eyes and viciousness when they tear into their victims. The film sets up a lot of characters and tribalism within the vampires that I would love to see explored if this was a pilot for a series and not just a one off Blumhouse film. The film ends can of odd too like there is more to the story coming.
Overall, Black as Night is an entertaining teen horror flick that mixes classic horror elements with an urban setting and a diverse cast. A film worthy of sinking your teeth into.
You will want to get down with Black as Night…