Nightwatch

A game of dare escalates, between a security guard and his friend, as a serial killer’s victims pile up.
Psychological Thriller

 

Denmark
1994
Feature Film
Realism: 
Plausible
Translated
Character Focus: 
Serial Killer Film
6
It'll keep you up all night!
3.04
7.04
7.04
7.04
3
2
3
Performances
Pace
Plot
Martin just landed a dream job in a morgue, a dream job for introvert horror fans; a nightmare for everyone else. Nattevagten, AKA Nightwatch, is a dark thriller with controversial themes: prostitution, rape, murder, necrophilia. It’s the kind of film you devour every second of, and, though it doesn’t protect its twist all that much, it has many tricks up its sleeves to keep us entertained.
The casting is interesting but not optimal. Some actors lack charisma, some gravitas, some could be more memorable. Dialogue matters, here; it’s well-written and delivered skillfully. Nightwatch is slow, but not one minute longer than it needs to be. Being a tad predictable, this one is all about the journey. I could see that third act coming a mile away, but I was impressed, nevertheless.
I could’ve done without the overacting, and without some of the red-herring. Ultimately, Nightwatch is better enjoyed on a first watch. It’s not the film you want to revisit every year. Gore, kinky sex, taboos; Nightwatch can be revolting, but, first and foremost, it wants to keep you on your toes. This is a relatively simple script, and we’re mostly guessing our way through it.
Alternate Titles: 
Nattevagten
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