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- 1 hr 25 min
Dead Noon is a 2007 horror film directed by Andrew Wiest and starring a cast of familiar faces from the genre. The story takes place in the small town of Ophelia, where a mysterious stranger (Kane Hodder) rolls into town on a motorcycle. He walks into a bar owned by Jake (Robert Bear) and proceeds to cause a ruckus, which leads to a scuffle and the stranger being knocked unconscious. When he wakes up, the stranger reveals that he is actually a demon hunter and that he needs the help of the townspeople to stop a group of demons from possessing the locals and unleashing Hell on Earth.
The premise may sound familiar to fans of horror, and indeed the plot of Dead Noon is not particularly original. However, what sets the film apart is its execution. The filmmakers know exactly what kind of movie they are making, and they lean into the campy, over-the-top nature of the story. The result is an entertaining and often hilarious romp through horror tropes and cliches.
The cast is clearly having a great time with the material. Kane Hodder, best known for his portrayal of Jason Voorhees in the Friday the 13th series, is a standout as the demon hunter. He exudes charisma and toughness in equal measure, and his deadpan delivery of some truly ridiculous lines is a joy to watch. The rest of the cast is no slouch either, with Robert Bear bringing a gruff charm to the role of Jake and Lillith Fields delivering a solid performance as the local bartender and love interest.
The film's visuals are a mixed bag. On one hand, the practical effects and gore are quite impressive for a low-budget indie horror film. The demon makeup is well-done and suitably creepy, and the violence is satisfyingly brutal. On the other hand, the film suffers from some amateurish camerawork and editing. Certain scenes are poorly lit or framed, and the pacing can drag at times.
Despite its flaws, however, Dead Noon is a fun and entertaining horror movie. It's not trying to reinvent the wheel or break new ground in the genre, but it knows exactly what it is and delivers on its promises. Fans of campy horror films will find plenty to enjoy here, and even those who aren't normally inclined towards this kind of movie may find themselves pleasantly surprised.
Dead Noon is a 2009 horror movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 25 minutes. It has received poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 2.5.