Dylan Dog: Dead of Night

April 29th 2011
  • Action/Fantasy,
  • PG-13,
  • 107 min,
  • Freestyle Releasing
  • Cast: Brandon Routh, Anita Briem, Sam Huntington, Peter Stormare, Taye Diggs, Kurt Angle, Courtney J. Clark, Randal Reeder, Kimberly Whalen, Laura Spencer, James H├ębert, Kent Jude Bernard, Marco St. John, Andrew Sensenig, Kyle Russell Clements, Garrett Strommen, Michael Cotter, Douglas M. Griffin, Dan Braverman, Richard Landry, Kevin Fisher, Ladson Deyne, Laura Shipley, Spencer Livingston
  • Director: Kevin Munroe
  • Writers: Thomas Dean Donnelly, Joshua Oppenheimer, Tiziano Sclavi
  • Producers: Gilbert Adler, Scott Mitchell Rosenberg
  • Co Producers: Brian Altounian, Gioy De Marco, Manu Gargi
  • Executive Producers: Patrick Aiello, Kevin Munroe, Stephen Roberts, Matthew Street, Lars Sylvest, David Whealy, Ashok Amritraj, Will French, Peter D. Graves, Randy Greenberg, Christopher Mapp
  • Art Direction: Raymond Pumilia
  • Casting: Elizabeth Coulon
  • Costume Design: Caroline Eselin
  • D.O.P.: Geoffrey Hall
  • Editor: Paul Hirsch
  • Makeup: Allison Gordin
  • Music: Klaus Badelt
  • Production Design: Raymond Pumilia
  • Set Decoration: Michelle Marchand II


In New Orleans, Dylan Dog is an ace detective whose specialty is paranormal cases. Now, he must deal with vampires, werewolves, zombies and a guardian of the Hell, due to a client's case. With the help of Marcus Adams, his un-dead assistant, he will have to preserve the sake of the Earth

Basic Information

  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Filming Locations: New Orleans, USA
  • MPAA Warning: Sequences of creature violence and action, language including some sexual references, and some drug material.
  • Production Budget: $20 million
  • Production Companies: Hyde Park Films, Long Distance Films, Platinum Studios
  • Production Schedule: 26 February 2009 - April 2009

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2011 Guide Analysis: "Based on the Italian comic by Tiziano Sclavi, this $20 million independently produced horror/action film was shot early 2009 and finished a year ago. A March 18th Italian release is scheduled which means a U.S. release is likely being setup for around the same time.

Adapted by Thomas Dean Donnelly and Joshua Oppenheimer, the project comes from director Kevin Munroe and marks his second feature after the lacklustre "TMNT" which attempted to revive the Turtles franchise and instead essentially buried it. The cast is decent and Routh is usually pretty good if a bit stiff at times.

First footage for this came from an Italian promotional trailer and looked disappointingly cheap, almost Syfy telemovie in filming style. Part of that is due to the toning down of the rather gory comic to a PG-13 film which has worn down much of the edge, leaving behind only a bland "Buffy" ripoff.

Screened at the AFM this year, a review at Dread Central gave it a 2/5 and that's a site predisposed to like this kind of movie. It's still early though, but the production's backers have some way to go if they hope this will make a splash outside the countries where the comic has an in-built fanbase."

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Worldwide Release Dates

  • 16 March 2011: Italy
  • 7 April 2011: Malaysia
  • 21 April 2011: Serbia
  • 25 May 2011: Phillippines
  • 26 May 2011: Singapore
  • 28 July 2011: Hong Kong
  • 19 August 2011: Brazil