“An excellent atmosphere of vibrant/decayed Lower East Side life on display throughout . . . much more punk than club, seemingly decades from PARTY MONSTER.” — Rock Hyrax, LETTERBOXD
Jake (James Raftery) is a post-punk vampire who spends his nights cruising seedy music dives for drugged out women to seduce and kill to satisfy his bloodlust. After murdering Zohra, a young Puerto Rican woman, Jake becomes the focus of her brother, Angel (John Leguizamo; THE FAN, SUMMER OF SAM), who's desperate to find his missing sister and fears that Jake might be involved in her disappearance. An ode to East Village sleaze, Jeffrey Arsenault's NIGHT OWL is an unflinchingly gritty modern day vampire story set in a world of dingy dive bars, pizza parlors, and other lower Manhattan locales. Featuring Warhol superstar Holly Woodlawn, and photographed in deliberately grimy black and white 16mm, NIGHT OWL is a vampire film unlike any other.