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Based on one of the world's bestselling comic book series with over 70 million readers worldwide, DYLAN DOG: DEAD OF NIGHT blends horror, humor and sophisticated storytelling set in the backstreets of New Orleans - a city with a long and storied history with the supernatural. The story revolves around Dylan Dog, the world's only private investigator of the undead with a business card that features his slogan, "No pulse, No problem." Having left the world of the supernatural behind after the death of his wife, Dylan is pulled back into action to solve the murder of a mysterious woman's father. Along with his zombie assistant Marcus, he finds himself drawn into the middle of a battle between the clans of vampire, werewolf and zombie for possession of a rare artifact to control both the mortal and monster world. Dylan must go where the living dare not in order to solve the case, save mankind and keep his partner from losing any more body parts.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 39
- Fresh: 3
- Rotten: 36
- Average Rating: 3.2/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: Never mind that Dylan Dog: Dead of Night is loosely based on an Italian comic series from the 1980s; this low-rent adaptation owes an embarrassingly big blood debt to HBO's True Blood.
Rotten: A cluttered, uninspired hash of familiar genre ideas.
Rotten: Brings vampires, werewolves, zombies, detective noir and spoofy comedy together for a murky genre gumbo with barely any flavor.
Rotten: Put a stake in this film noir monster movie, it's done.
Rotten Tomatoes is Wrong Again!
I always look at Rotten Tomatoes for the review of a movie because if they hated it, I usually love it. Dylan Dog is no different. I will grant one thing, the lead actor was poorly chosen as there are at least 5 other people I can think of that could had done better. That, however, is the only drawback to me. Everyone who gave this a crappy review misses the point. This is supposed to be dumb. It's based on a comic book and the premise is overtly outlandish. If you go into this thinking that it is going to have an awesome plot, academy award winning acting and have the CGI of a 10 million dollar production, you WILL be disappointed. However, if you go into this with the mindset you are SUPPOSED to go into it with; that this movie is going to be extremely tongue-in-cheek, have stupid, low IQ humor, have CGI you could do on your Mac and have acting of people who are just getting their first crack at the movies, you won't be let down. I took my son to see it in the movies and I bought it again as soon as it hit iTunes. I guess my love for it comes from my expectation…that I will not have to think at all, I won't have to follow some mind numbingly difficult plot, I won't have to put up with some sappy love story, I won't have to debate anyone about it's Oscar value and I can get a couple of chuckles at the attempts at special effects and the jokes. Rotten Tomatoes, thanks again!
It's a fun movie
Now this is another comic book adaptation off a foreign comic without the budget of any recent Marvel movie. So it isn't true to the source material 100%. I hear complaints about his Groucho Marx partner not being in the film. It would cost as much as a Marvel movie just to use his likeness, so get over it. Take away what you know about the source material(which I believe many don't know) and you still get a good fun movie.
It was exactly like the trailers suggested, a regular guy trying to police the supernatural world. Comedy/Horror Flick. It was funny and the plot was good, but it wasn't the best ever. It very much reminds me of the 1980's horror comedies that was so popular. Worth renting, but not buying.