Netflix has delivered a stylish and hip all-new horror flick just in time for Halloween.
The film is directed by Adam Randall from a screenplay by Brent Dillon. It stars Jorge Lendeborg Jr., Debby Ryan, Megan Fox, Lucy Fry, Alfie Allen, Raúl Castillo, and Alexander Ludwig. It doesn’t reinvent the vampire mythos or present a completely original idea but it is a beautifully shot vampire flick with some interesting concepts introduced.
Benny, a freelance chauffeur driving in place of his brother Jay, is hired by friends Blaire and Zoe to drive them to several popular LA nightclubs. When Benny realizes that his passengers are actually centuries-old vampires, he quickly gets swept up in a power struggle between the city’s vampires and must ally himself with the girls to stay alive.
He learns that vampires have co-existed peacefully with humans for centuries, feeding only by consent. Victor, a wealthy vampire lord who has grown bored and discontented with his life, is planning to subvert the system by kidnapping Jay’s girlfriend; unbeknownst to Benny, Jay is secretly part of the human council charged with maintaining the peace between vampires and humans. As Jay and his allies begin hunting down all of the vampires in LA, Victor executes a plan to wipe out his fellow lords and seize power for himself while tasking Blaire and Zoe with creating as much chaos in the city as they can to distract the vampire hunters known as the “Night Legion” and peacekeepers.
Jorge Lendeborg Jr. and Debby Ryan have some fun and believable chemistry and you actually care about their characters (Benny and Blaire) and what eventually happens to them.
It’s a young and diverse cast that leads the film and it’s refreshing to see new faces get a little shine on Netflix. However for a vampire flick it does lack a little in the action and gore department. Most fight scenes are relegated to background scenes.
Still though, Night Teeth is a fun film with concepts introduced that I would love to see explored in a sequel or series.
HipsterZOMBIEJoint Experience recommends sinking your teeth into Netflix’s “Night Teeth.”