Dylan Dog: Dead of Night

MPAA Rating:
107 mins
Brandon Routh,Anita Briem, Sam Huntington
Kevin Munroe
Gilbert Adler

Content at a Glance


unmarried man and woman spend a night together – implied sexual relations


biblical profanity and other unacceptable dialog


several bitings, stabbings and shootings; multiple scenes of hand to hand combat.


humans get high on vampire blood.




vampires; werewolves; zombies and other creatures of the night.


Brandon Routh (“Superman Returns”) stars as reluctant paranormal investigator Dylan Dog, who finds himself in a “turf war” between and among the undead, and Sam Huntington who co-stars as Marcus, Dylan’s wise-cracking trusted assistant. Also co-starring are Taye Diggs (TV’s “Private Practice”) as Vargas, head of the Vampire family, Anita Briem (“Journey to the Center of the Earth”) as Elizabeth, another potential in the long line of Dylan conquests and Peter Stormare (“Constantine”), as Wolfgang, the head of the werewolf family. “Dead of Night” is based on the world’s best-selling horror comic series, “Dylan Dog,” created by Tiziano Sclavi and published by Italy’s Sergio Bonelli Editore. The comic book series has sold over 56 million units in 17 languages since its debut in 1986.

Movie Message

“Dylan Dog” is an investigator that used to work for the Vampire and Werewolf families when one of their own got into trouble or went rogue. After his girlfriend is killed, he goes on a shooting spree and kills all of the leading Vampires leaving a void of power and then becomes a normal Private Investigator. This is where our film begins. When someone begins killing Vampires and Werewolves again, Dylan once again puts on his mantle of underworld investigator and tries to uncover the reasons for the killings.

Although campy and slightly funny at times, this unbelievable tale will leave its audiences mostly bored and unsatisfied. There are multiple killings and fights but few twists or turns to keep your interest. Due to excessive foul language and the other content listed below, we do not recommend this film for families.

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