Night Teeth

Newcomer Brent Dillon's script starts off right by trying to create a truly unique mythology of vampirism. Here, an agreement struck centuries ago between vampires and humans (specifically, residents of Boyle Heights, a historically Latino neighborhood in Los Angeles) allows leeches to remain in the shadows, with few people knowing of their existence, as long as they don't feed on human beings without consent - there are many out there who enjoy this sort of thing, the film acknowledges - and they don't even hunt inside the Heights.

Vampire boss Victor (Alfie Allen), however, is not happy with this arrangement, and sends two of his most capable henchmen, Blaire (Debby Ryan) and Zoe (Lucy Fry), to slaughter the competition and wreak havoc in the city. over the course of one night. The young Benny (Jorge Lendeborg Jr.), a student with musical ambitions, ends up becoming their chauffeur a bit by accident, covering a break from his brother Jay (Raúl Castillo) - who, by the way, is also involved in this story of a unexpectedly.

Sounds like the perfect premise for a fast-paced, low-key thriller, backed by some kitschy appeal, and complete with neon-soaked urban nighttime footage, right? Well, the people behind the camera don't seem to think. Screenwriter Dillon wants to go deeper than that in building the characters, which would be nice if he had some idea of how to actually turn them into three-dimensional creations. Instead, the film positions protagonist Benny on a confusing journey of maturation and professional achievement, which also passes through the unlikely crush on one of his vampire passengers, the (relatively) sweet Blaire.


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