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Monday 23 November 2020
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‘Seize The Night’ indie film review











After escaping from a secret government bio-research compound renegade vampire assassin Eva (Emma Dark) is hell bent on revenge. Receiving a tip off from the mysterious Dante (Anthony Ilott, Wrong Turn 6: Last Resort) she meets with arms dealer Joe (Paul Ewen, Cockneys vs Zombies) who informs her that an enemy is hot on her tail. Eva hunts the hunter and encounters a team of werewolves, led by pack alpha Tobias (Carey Thring, From Hell). During their confrontation Eva learns a terrible secret and is forced into a situation of such gravity she may have to join forces with the devil she knows in order to fight the greatest of all evils.

The battle between vampire clans or should I say a vampire outcast and lycans, continues in the short film Seize The Night. But Seize the Night shouldn’t be thought of as another “Underworld” even though at first glance it’s easy to draw that comparison.
Now here’s the challenge that Emma Dark and her cast had to face. They had twelve minutes. Twelve minutes to try and create some backstory, develop the characters and keep viewers interested in the current story. So how did the short film turn out you ask? Let me say that for those brief twelve minutes, you’re definitely drawn into Eva’s world. A world of deception,chaos and revenge. And considering the amount of work they put into this production, I’d say they achieved their goal. Bravo Emma!
Within the first three minutes, you can’t help but notice the dynamic score which was created by Eric Elick. It’s dark, eerie and well suited for the film. For an indie short, I also appreciated the time that was taken into creating the good visual effects. With respect to the action sequences, and coming from someone who has taught martial arts for over twenty- five years, I thought they were well choreographed.
Moving on, Seize The Night has potential. It’s an action packed thriller with interesting characters and a good story. The perfect chemistry for a feature.
I wish them well as they submit this short to film festivals and we’ll certainly be keeping tabs on it’s progress. If you get a chance to see it, it’s well worth a look.
We’re giving Seize The Night five out of five stars.

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