Blumhouse’s Black As Night is a campy yet entertaining vampire flick for young adults. Check out the details in my parents guide movie review.
Blumhouse’s Black As Night dropped on Amazon Prime Video last Friday, October 1st. Welcome To The Blumhouse is releasing a series of spooky/creepy movies just for Halloween, much like it did last year with one of the most popular being The Lie. This year Black As Night and Bingo Hell each take on systematic injustice. Check out all the details in my parents guide movie review.
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BLACK AS NIGHT Parents Guide
A teenage girl with self-esteem issues finds confidence in the most unlikely way, by spending her summer battling vampires that prey on New Orleans’ disenfranchised with the help of her best friend, the boy she’s always pined for, and a peculiar rich girl.
BLACK AS NIGHT Age Appropriate Parents Guide
Lets take a look at what parents need to know below letting their kids watch Black As Night.
Language: Black As Night contains extremely harsh language with profanity used throughout. Lookout words include: f*ck, sh*t, N-word, b*tch, a**, d*mn and derogatory words for women such as ‘ho.’
Mature Content: Along with the extreme violence in the film, which includes gory, bloody murder scenes and even a woman on fire, the movie also contains selling drugs and drug use.
Black As Night is the superior film of the two Welcome To The Blumhouse titles released thus far. Being set in New Orleans, which is known for being a “creepy” town filled with haunted destinations and its voodoo roots, it is the ideal location for a horror based film. Along with the location, the film is based around one of the most horrific events the people of the city has ever faced, Hurricane Katrina.
The plot at times seems absurd, in the best campy way possible, and really commits to some of its ridiculousness. My biggest problem with the movie was it had the perfect setting to make this creepy, vampire tale even creeepier by showcasing more of the city of New Orleans in which it is set. Heck, even one of the most popular Vampire films Interview With A Vampire utilized the Big Easy’s setting and history to add to the creepy factor. Perhaps Black As Night could have taken some lessons from the best to escalate the scare factor even more so.
Black As Night is far from a perfect film, which probably why it didn’t make it to the big screen and ws instead released on Amazon Prime Video. However, with these horror films being highlighted the entire month of October for Halloween, this one is worth checking out, if not for the silliness of it alone. Just like Christmas seems to produce a plethora of made for TV movies every year, Halloween is the next national holiday it seems to take advantage of the spooky season to release a new stack of movies that are hit or miss, it will be up to you to decide where Black As Night belongs.