Sunday, June 06, 2010
Release date: 2007
Before I get into the meat of my review of A Nocturne I must warn you that this is a film that has gained distribution on the Troma label. Not to warn you for the obvious reasons but to warn you because this is unlike any of the normal Troma fare, indeed there are going to be many-a-punter who pick this up expecting a standard Troma vampire movie and being bitterly disappointed.
Director Bill Mousoulis describes this as a philosophical vampire movie and, as I watched it, I was reminded – in tonal quality at least – of the Addiction. It was interesting to note therefore, as I read the press pack after viewing the movie, that Mousoulis saw A Nocturne in line with that film.
The film will haunt you, stay with you and make your mind follow its ideas and meditations. It is a film that demands you watch it more than once and for me deserves no less than 8 out of 10. The imdb page is here and the film’s homepage is here.