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Dylan Dog: Dead of Night is an American horror/comedy film that mixes of the subgenres of vampires with werewolves and zombies. It is based on an Italian comic book series by Tiziano Sclavi called Dylan Dog, which was first published in 1986 by Sergio Bonelli. The film was directed by Kevin Munroe with a screenplay by Thomas Dean Donnelly and Joshua Oppenheimer. It was produced in 2010 and released theatrically in the United States on April 29th, 2011. Dylan Dog stars Brandon Routh, Sam Huntington, Anita Briem and Taye Diggs. Routh's character, the eponymous Dylan Dog is a private investigator who deals with an extremely exclusive clientele - monsters. Along with his sidekick-turned-zombie Marcus, Dylan finds himself caught in the middle of a cold war between vampires and werewolves, one that may threaten to erupt in the streets of New Orleans, unless he can bring peace to the varying factions. The unasked question becomes however, does he really want to?

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  • Dylan Dog: Dead of Night closed out of theaters on May 19th, 2011.
  • Brandon Routh and Sam Huntington formerly co-starred together in the 2006 film Superman Returns. Routh played the dual role of Clark Kent, aka, Superman, while Huntington played cub reporter Jimmy Olsen.
  • Dylan Dog: Dead of Night shares several similarities with Charlaine Harris' "Southern Vampire Mysteries", which have been adapted into the popular HBO TV series True Blood. Both franchises feature vampires who sell their own blood as a highly coveted and addictive narcotic. In Dylan Dog, Vargas' vampire clan is also known as the Truebloods.
  • Sam Huntington is also known for playing an altogether different supernatural creature in the North American TV series Being Human. He plays a werewolf named Josh Levinson and basically holds the same attitude and demeanor as he does in the role of Marcus in Dylan Dog.
  • Kurt Angle, who plays the werewolf Wolfgang, is best known by his "day job", which is that of a professional wrestler for TNT, formerly a WWE superstar.
  • The character of Bonelli is named after Dylan Dog comic publisher Sergio Bonelli Editore.

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