Starring - Jeff Rector (Double Impact, Trump'd), Adam Smoot (Revamped, Fatal Kiss), and Rob Larsen
Release Date - 1999
Genre - Horror/Crime/Drama
Tagline - "Beware of the night"
Format - DVD (Personal Collection)
Rating (out of 5):
The film follows two FBI agents who are working a cast involving a string of murders and the victims show puncture wounds on their necks. One of the agents, the rookie, looks to unconventional means to gain leads and crosses paths with a psychic. His partner doesn't believe in it so he follows the lead on his own only to uncover a vampire den. He is unable to protect himself and dies at his hands. His partner follows up on that same lead when he fails to show up at the office only to find his body. Now he has a score to settle with the undead and is more open to the thought of supernatural forces at play here.
I went into this one expecting a shitshow but what I got was a fun crime drama with a vampire twist. The movie had me sold just minutes in and I couldn't look away. This film is up there with Death by Dialogue as my favorite film in this set. The acting in this one is solid. The cast works very well together and gets into their role. Some of the minor characters actually sell it better than the film's leads which was fun to watch. I really enjoyed the casting in this one. The story for this one is straight forward. At it's base it is a crime drama following two FBI agents working a murder case. We then get vampires and boom...that's the film. Nothing special but it flows well and holds the viewer's attention which is all you can ask for. I actually really enjoyed the story. Finally, the film has several on screen kills that you would expect from a vampire flick. The effects for these are minor at best but there is a burned corpse gag that is fantastic. I loved the look of it. Overall, Nightfall is an underappreciated Troma release that deserves way more love. Check it out!