As October approaches, we’re starting to see a fresh crop of fun new horror trailers pop up, especially for streaming sites. This week Netflix gave us Night Teeth, a party-hopping vampire flick in the package of a rideshare thriller. Think of Tom Cruise reprising his role as Lestat from Interview with the Vampire, only for the movie Collateral. It’s the kind of twisted mashup I’m here for, and hopefully, we’re in the middle of a vampire movie resurrection.
One year ago, Vampires vs. The Bronx hit Netflix with its innovative gentrification survival themes and badass breed of vampires. Since then, we’ve had Barbara Crampton turn in one hell of a performance as lead-bloodsucker in Jakob’s Wife and got the vamps-on-a-plane thriller Blood Red Sky. Plus, Epix’s Chapelwaite delivers the origins of Salem’s Lot; the film is also slated for a reboot in 2022. And even Marvel aims to get its fangs bloody with their upcoming Morbius and Blade films. Hopefully, this all means we’re on the verge of undoing what the sparkly vampires made of the genre over the last decade.
Night Teeth has no shortage of gore and carnage from the look of things. Boogie’s Jorge Lendenborg Jr. is Benny, a college student trying to make a little extra cash by taking a job as a chauffeur for an evening. Quickly realizing his fares (Horsegirl’s Debby Ryan and The Darkness’s Lucy Fry) aren’t your typical partygoers and charging him with the task of bringing them to a handful of parties before sun up, Benny finds himself caught in the middle of a war between vampire clans and the Van Helsings of the human world as they battle for the heart of Los Angeles.
From the start of the trailer, Night Teeth hypnotizes with its neon lighting, vibrant backdrops, and fast-paced camera work. The dialogue seems sharp if the car ride’s “last night on Earth” question is worth considering, especially as it’s likely being proposed to Benny to foreshadow this night as being his last as well. All of this molds the trailer into a highlight reel of unique hyperviolent swagger set to release at the height of the Halloween movie season. Add in a list of names attached that include Jennifer’s Body’s Megan Fox, Euphoria’s Sydney Sweeney, Game of Thrones Alfie Allen, and Vikings’ Alexander Ludwig, Night Teeth has some serious weight behind it. Also directed by Adam Randall, who previously helmed the sneaky good home invasion thriller I See You, I have a feeling we’re in for a bloody good time.
Night Teeth drops on Netflix on October 20.
So what do you think of the trailer for Night Teeth? Do you agree with Sean that it highlights a unique visual and hyperviolent swagger? Do you also hope vampires make a comeback? Let us know in the comments!