Today I’m talking about the movie Maw of the Night, directed by Adam Randall with a screenplay by Brent Dillon. An original Netflix production.
Synopsis of the film
The angels. Benny, a young inexperienced driver (Jorge Lendeborg Jr.), who replaces his brother Jay (Raul Castillo) at work as a driver, pick up two mysterious girls (Debby Ryan Y Lucy Fry), who are ready for a night out (or so it initially seems).
The young man will have to travel around the city taking the two girls to the five places indicated by them, five parties, a priori.
What Benny doesn’t know is that the young women are not what they seem and when they reveal their true nature and the dangerous underworld that lurks in the shadows, he will live such a dangerous night that he will have to fight to survive, especially when he crosses paths with Victor (Alfie Allen)
In addition to those already mentioned, they also appear in the film Marlene Forte, Ash Santos, Nandy Martin, Jaren Mitchell, among others. Oh and Megan Fox and Sydney Sweeney very soon.
Maw of the Night Review
The film easily wins if we abandon the horror label and leave it alone as a vampire thriller. And while it’s not a rocket-firing story either, the narration strikes me as interesting and kept me tuned in to everything that was going on.
There are several characters that hardly contribute anything and could easily be discarded or given a little more weight to influence the plot. And speaking of characters, the one who plays Alfie Allen It’s what caught my attention the most, but maybe only because it was touched by him. In Game of Thrones he made the most curious character (to me) and that’s why I’m now fascinated to see him, just like I was in Rabbit Jojo.
Maw of the Night is fun and if you like vampires you can have fun, but I don’t think it adds anything new, despite bringing this genre to the present day. Actually, another problem with the movie, but that’s something personal, is that it takes most things about vampires for granted, and if you don’t, it’s hard to get into the plot.