Dylan Dog: Dead of Night (2010)

Comedy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Brandon Routh, Anita Briem, Sam Huntington, Taye Diggs
The adventures of supernatural private eye, Dylan Dog, who seeks out the monsters of the Louisiana bayou in his signature red shirt, black jacket, and blue jeans.
An uninspired, feebly-acted horror/comedy that produces little scares and laughs.
  • Freestyle Releasing Company:
  • PG-13 Rated:
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  • 29 Apr 2011 Released:
  • 26 Jul 2011 DVD Release:
  • $1.2M Box office:

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go to hell1/10
This movie is bad as an American action/comedy/horror flick and downright offensive as a DylanDog transposition.

None of the characters are there, including Dylan, the humor is not there, the sweet sadness that pervades the comic is gone, the story is gone. Instead we have a badass, wisecracking dude punching demons or zombies or whatever.

Like someone else already suggested, watch "Cemetery man" aka "Dellamorte Dellamore" instead. it's weird, not for everyone, but it's the closest thing to a DylanDog movie out there.

Either read the comics first or don't come back with a sequel
Lameeeee1/10
I'm a big fan of Dylan Dog, by the way, that is comic book, and the writer or writers of this movie haven't read a single page of it.

The story is not even close to this and the characters are all wrong presented. One of the most important character is missing, Dylan's sidekick Groucho Marx, who gives whole new dimension to the comic and is one of the reasons why is this comic so great.

This could be fun for the people who never read Dylan Dog but for us fans, this is desecration of a great comic. I'd rather recommend "Dellamorte Dellamore"(Cemetery Man) with Rupert Everett which was written by Tiziano Sclavi, the author of Dylan Dog.

For fans who like their comics with good stories and not with just "smash-bash", and who like supernatural stuff, i recommend you not to waste time with this move but to try to find comic Dylan Dog, and like me, to wait for someone to make a really good movie about Dylan Dog.
A really enjoyable movie8/10
Let me first say that 90% of the people who will come to this page should ignore most of the bad reviews for this film. After looking through them, they seem to all have one thing in common - anger that this doesn't seem like a faithful adaptation.

I'm willing to bet that most of the US audience for this film has never read the Dylan Dog comics, and, like me, had never heard of Dylan Dog before hearing the title of this movie.

Now, putting aside the negativity that comes from fans of the source material, I think most fans of the genre will like this movie. It is very in the vein of things like Joss Whedons Buffy & Angel as well as sharing some similarities to things like Constantine and the Dresden Files book series. Let's be honest, this is urban fantasy. Most people know if they enjoy the genre or not.

The film does a decent job of keeping a film noir tone, and using noir tropes to it's advantage. Routh is good as the title character, doing a nice job of trying to be the tired detective without being a weary stereotype. Sam Huntington is great as Marcus, who I think ends up stealing the movie because he really has the lions share of memorable moments.

Yes, chances are you'll figure out the who done it before the movie reveals it, and you'll figure out impending double crosses from the moment characters are introduced. That's the danger of being a genre film, but it doesn't detract from the fact that the movie is really fun, and very funny in quite a few places.

If you like things like Buffy, Constantine or Harry Dresden, give this movie a chance cause I think you will probably end up liking it.
In defense of Dylan Dog7/10
I've been waiting for this movie for many years and I've followed every news about the production since 2007. I'm not a very obstinate fan of "Dylan Dog" but I like it. In Italy "Dylan Dog" is a sort of religion because in the late 80's early 90's every teenager have read at least one episode of the comic book series. Now, this movie is slaughtered by Italian critics and fan because of his "infidelity" against the comics: in the movie there is no Groucho (DYD assistant), no inspector Bloch, no London and that is enough to cause the terrible reaction of all Italian fans. Obviously the greatest part of DYD fans decided to suppress this movie months before it's coming in cinemas. I've seen "Dylan Dog: Dead of Night" and I must say that it's a very funny movie, with a good balance of horror/comedy/action parts. Brandon Routh is able to play the part of "Nightmare's Investigator" and his character is more faithful than what is said. For reasons of money it was impossible to set the movie in London but the setting of New Orleans is the best alternative option that director Kevin Munroe could do. For the same reason there isn't Groucho, DYD assistant, but the character of Marcus replaces him with no regrets. I think it's a miracle that an American production company decided to make a film about an Italian comic and I'm very glad for this decision and for the result because I've seen in this project two very precious qualities, very important to make a good adaptation: passion and respect. I'm waiting for a sequel and I recommend to everyone to see this movie!
Enjoyable Flick7/10
The present rating the move has (5.1) while absolutely understandable, is completely undeserved. I have never ever read a Dylan Dog comic. In fact, I did not even know it was a comic series till a search query told me so.

I watched the movie without any expectations and it was enjoyable. Like most movies of this genre, it was predictable in most places, but that does not take anything away from the movie.

It was a nice blend of comedy and horror. In fact, it is more of comedy and very little horror.

For an easy evening watch (like what I needed) this movie is perfect.