Trapped in an isolated gas station by a voracious Splinter parasite that transforms its still living victims into deadly hosts, a young couple and an escaped convict must find a way to work together to survive this primal terror.
A decades old folk tale surrounding a deranged murderer killing those who celebrate Valentine's Day, turns out to be true to legend when a group defies the killer's order and people start turning up dead.
To me, Nightwatch creates a strong, post-modern creepy atmosphere. The nightwatch (Ewan McGregor, pretending to be American) does an OK job as the poor guy who gets far too involved in a necrophiliac killer's scheme (OK, so it's gross, but hey - movie goers need more and more nowadays). The original Danish film, Nattevagten is a masterpiece, and even though the remake follows the original closely, the feel and plot seems to have become Americanized and flat. (I won't even mention Patricia Arquette's abysmal performance).
Still, as a stand-alone film, I would rate it 8 out of 10 for atmosphere and, believe it or not, the script. Yes, the script isn't as bad as most say. Give it a look...
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