NIGHT DRIVE is a new thriller starring AJ Bowen and Sophie Dalah. It has lots of surprises, dark humor and nice plot twists throughout. I wasn’t sure what to expect but found the entire movie entertaining – for many different reasons. Read our full Night Drive movie review here!

NIGHT DRIVE is a new thriller where a ride-share driver has a nightmare of an evening. Everything begins to go wrong when a young woman gets into his car. She’s charming and funny, but also quick to throw money at him to make him take detours he really doesn’t feel are right.

This movie has so many surprises along the way. Both in terms of actual plot twists and quirky characters. It wins you over with dark humor and relatable reactions from the characters, which always keeps this crazy story in check.

Continue reading our Night Drive movie review below.

Starring AJ Bowen and Sophie Dalah

All you really need to know about Night Drive is that it stars AJ Bowen and Sophie Dalah. That’s it and it should be more than enough reason to watch it. AJ Bowen has been a favorite of ours for a long time. If he’s in a movie, then we’re bound to watch it here at Heaven of Horror. He’s been in movies such as You’re Next from 2011 and more recently in The Old Ways from 2020.

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Also, AJ Bowen is always perfect in horror-comedies, which we saw in Satanic Panic (2019) and now in this latest movie. Despite it not being a horror-comedy, he does deliver on some very funny moments. All of these moments work even better because he’s playing across from Sophie Dalah.

The two have great chemistry and Sophie Dalah (Satanic) plays a wonderful character in Night Drive. You’re not sure what to make of her at first, but you will be by the end of this movie. Trust me!

Night Drive – Movie Review

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Brad Baruh and Meghan Leon are co-directors on Night Drive and the screenplay was written by Meghan Leon. The two also worked on the 2017 fantasy horror movie Dead Night which was directed by Brad Baruh (and based on a story by him) while Meghan Leon was on board as the editor. She is also the editor of this movie which is her debut directing.

I had no idea what to expect from this movie and the only official genre on IMDb is “thriller” which really doesn’t cover it well enough. Sure, Night Drive is first and foremost a thriller, but it is also a dark comedy that features quite a few deaths (or murders, really).

No matter what you expect, you should just sit back and watch this story unfold. That’s what I did and I was deliciously rewarded for it. A real treat of a movie that should be enjoyed as the genre gem it is.

Night Drive is out in theaters and VOD from August 6, 2021.

Details

Director: Bradford Baruh & Meghan Leon
Writer: Meghan Leon
Stars: AJ Bowen, Sophie Dalah

Plot

Russell is a driver in Los Angeles who’s reeling from a series of bad decisions. While his life seems to be caught in a downward spiral, a business proposition from an alluring but enigmatic passenger named Charlotte proves too good to turn down. A simple ride turns deadly, catapulting Russell into an even darker place, but Charlotte may be the key to a second chance he thought he’d never have… if he can make it through the night.

I write reviews and recaps on Heaven of Horror. And yes, it does happen that I find myself screaming, when watching a good horror movie. I love psychological horror, survival horror and kick-ass women. Also, I have a huge soft spot for a good horror-comedy. Oh yeah, and I absolutely HATE when animals are harmed in movies, so I will immediately think less of any movie, where animals are harmed for entertainment (even if the animals are just really good actors). Fortunately, horror doesn't use this nearly as much as comedy. And people assume horror lovers are the messed up ones. Go figure!
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