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Dylan Dog: Dead of Night (2010)

PG-13 | | Action, Comedy, Crime | 29 April 2011 (USA)
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The adventures of supernatural private investigator, Dylan Dog, who seeks out the monsters of the Louisiana bayou in his signature red shirt, black jacket, and blue jeans.


Kevin Munroe
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Brandon Routh ... Dylan
Anita Briem ... Elizabeth
Sam Huntington ... Marcus
Taye Diggs ... Vargas
Kurt Angle ... Wolfgang
Peter Stormare ... Gabriel
Kent Jude Bernard Kent Jude Bernard ... Pale Teen / Slake
Mitchell Whitfield ... Cecil
Michael Cotter ... Phil
Laura Spencer ... Zoe
James Landry Hébert ... Lorca (as James Hébert)
Dan Braverman ... Big Al
Marco St. John ... Borelli
Kyle Clements ... Roddy
Douglas M. Griffin ... Harkin


The adventures of supernatural private investigator, Dylan Dog, who seeks out the monsters of the Louisiana bayou in his signature red shirt, black jacket, and blue jeans.

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Not all of the undead are bad. But it's his job to find the ones that are. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sequences of creature violence and action, language including some sexual references, and some drug material | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

29 April 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dead of Night See more »

Filming Locations:

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA See more »


Box Office


$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$754,779, 1 May 2011, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$1,183,354, 15 May 2011
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


When Dylan is consulting with the elder vampire about the heart the elder states that Belial cannot be destroyed only contained. A few minutes later the elder tells Dylan how to destroy Belial. See more »


When Dylan takes the handgun from the disgruntled husband early in the film, he is shown making the weapon safe. However, by racking the slide BEFORE ejecting the magazine, this would eject a cartridge but immediately replace it with another. So unless the businessman came with only one bullet, the gun would still have a bullet left in the chamber. See more »


Vargas: The human race is obsolete, y'all.
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Featured in The Big Review: Episode #1.11 (2012) See more »

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Down, Dylan! ...That's a bad Dog!
30 April 2012 | by CoventrySee all my reviews

Maybe – most likely, even – I'm just a fatigue and endlessly grumbling horror fanatic, but personally I'm so sick and tired of allegedly cool & overly energetic comic book adaptations that put all sort of traditional horror themes together through a modern CGI-blender. The outcome of such a mix is hardly ever entertaining or originative, but more like boisterous, pretentious and derivative. For a very short while, I was actually very enthusiast to see "Dylan Dog", as I read that it was based on the work of the Italian comic book artist Tiziano Sclavi. This also just happens to be the inventor of "Dellamorte Dellamore"; one of the top five greatest zombie movies ever made and still one of the most shamefully underrated horror movies in the history of cinema. But then I realized again that comic book adaptations hardly ever make good films, and in most cases they barely reflect even a glimpse of the coolness of the original comic book. Sclavi's eccentric universe offers a whole lot of potential and terrific gimmicks, like first and foremost the New Orleans setting and the rather peculiar story aspect of monsters harmoniously existing together, and director Kevin Munroe ("TMNT") also tries hard to make his film accessible to all kinds of cinematic audiences, but the whole thing is just too damn derivative and reminiscent to other (also inferior) franchises like "Underworld", "Constantine", "Van Helsing", "Watchmen" and who knows what else. Brandon Routh, the new but unsuccessful Superman, depicts a different type of heroic character this time, as he's a supernatural detective and the human guardian of the peace-pact between the New Orleans' opposite monster clans. He's actually retired, as there haven't been any incidents for a while now, but the pact is rudely broken when a rich antique dealer is savagely killed by a lycanthrope of patriarch Gabriel's clan. The murder generates a bloody war with at stake an ancient religious relic holding the power to awaken an invincible demon named Belial. Along the process, Dylan's loyal assistant and comic relief character Marcus reluctantly transforms into a zombie and loses his limbs, and our private eye falls in love with the victim's daughter who clearly has a hidden agenda since the start. It's truly incomprehensible how a movie featuring so many versatile horror themes and monsters eventually results in such a dull and painfully clichéd wholesome. "Dylan Dog" doesn't feature a single highlight or memorable sequence and, on top of it all, director Munroe often reverts to rookie mistakes like the redundant narration and an overuse of comedy interludes at the expense of story coherence and/or atmosphere. The special and make-up effects, albeit plentiful, are too obviously computer engineered and hugely disrespectful towards admirers of old-fashioned horror lovers. I watched this film at the Brussels' Festival of Fantastic Films, during a midnight screening and in a theater chock-full of outrageous and hyperactive genre fanatics. The crowd's reactions were lukewarm and harsh. I guess that says enough about a film whose desperate aim is to be a crowd-pleaser…

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