If you’re a horror fan like me who enjoys vampire stories with a dose of realism (a’la Let the Right One In, The Reflecting Skin, Grace), then Midnight Son should be on your radar. It’s an independent film with a limited release from writer/director/producer Scott Leberecht.

If first heard about Midnight Son on Twitter (@MidnightSonFilm), which promises to be “a gritty, realistic new look at the vampire genre.” Of course it got my attention right away.

Here’s the trailer:

From the film’s website:

MIDNIGHT SON is the story of Jacob, a young man confined to a life of isolation, due to a rare skin disorder that prevents him from being exposed to sunlight. His world opens up when he meets Mary, a local bartender, and falls in love. Tragically, Jacob’s actions become increasingly bizarre as he struggles to cope with the effects of his worsening condition. Forced by the disease to drink human blood for sustenance, he must control his increasingly violent tendencies as local law enforcement narrow their focus on him as a suspect in a series of grisly murders.

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