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Seize The Night

By Michael Talbot-Haynes | December 9, 2023

AWARD THIS 2023 NOMINEE! The wild side gets a fresh coat of black fingernail polish in director Gene Blalock’s spectacular Seize The Night (formerly titled Carpe Noctem). GB (Pasha Gerard) drives through the Hollywood night with a pocketful of drugs to sell at a party. He is jamming away to Sin5 on the stereo, a red hot darkwave band featuring masked performers so that no one knows what they look like (think Daft Punk).

GG agrees to go with GB on a quest for the exotic dope John seeks.”

Meanwhile, the band’s lead singer, GG (Nina Bergman), is reprimanded by her manager John (Jonathan Erickson Eisley), for acting erratic ahead of an important show tonight. Said event is the big unmasking of Sin5’s members for record executives at a party. Thus, GB delivers a small mountain of white powder to John to add firepower to his and the attendees’ nostrils. John lets GB know he is willing to pay double that night for him to deliver a crazy, expensive new drug known as “Suggestive.” The drug is so potent it allows for mind control through euphoria.

Then GB runs into GG when they hide from the party in the same room. GB has no idea that GG is the lead singer of his favorite band, and she likes it that way. GG agrees to go with GB on a quest for the exotic dope John seeks. Their odyssey takes them to the pulsing neon world of underground clubs. As they hunt for the drugs, deep magnets inside them pull GB and GG closer and closer to each other. But the night won’t last forever, and those drugs aren’t going to take themselves, so strange ways here we come!

Seize The Night (2022)

Directed: Gene Blalock

Written: Pasha Gerard

Starring: Pasha Gerard, Nina Bergman, Jonathan Erickson Eisley, Justin Sandler, Teri Pluma, etc.

Movie score: 8.5/10

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