Night People (2015)

In recent days we received some information about Night People, a film that may have passed through the cracks as it was published in 2015, but it seems very intriguing. We will be posting a review on the film in the near future, but for now here are some details.

A pair of professional but mismatched criminals break into a house with a dark past that is about to make its presence felt. Their story soon intertwines with two other sinister tall tales.

Night People is an Irish horror film written and directed by Gerard Lough and starring Michael Parle, Jack Dean-Shepherd and Claire Blennerhassett. The film had its premiere at the Horrorthon Film Festival at the Irish Film Institute on 25 October 2015 and was released in cinemas in Ireland on 13 November 2015. It is the feature film debut of director Gerard Lough. Although often described as an anthology film, it actually belongs to the sub genre of film known as Hyperlink due to its interwoven story lines.

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The Lighthouse in Fanad, Co Donegal not only proved to be a spectacular location but also had a sentimental value to the director. His grandfather had once painted it some thirty years prior.

The score included a new electronic version of The Flower Duet from the opera Lakme. It’s inclusion was intended by Lough as a homage to director Tony Scott who used the same music in his feature debut ‘The Hunger’, a film that was a strong influence on ‘Night People’.

There is a scene after the end credits.

A pair of professional but badly mismatched criminals break into a vacant house to carry out an insurance scam. Awkwardly thrown together with an hour to kill, they reluctantly start telling each other tall tales. One concerns two friends who discover a mysterious device that may be of alien origin. The other is about an ambitious business woman who provides a dating agency for wealthy fetishists. She attempts to escape this shady line of work by taking on a new client whose habits may be of the vampiric variety. As the night progresses the line between fiction and reality starts to blur and the hidden agendas of both thieves become apparent.

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