Netflix Review: ‘Night Teeth’ Lacks Bite

November 22, 2021

Written by Kelli Marchman McNeely

Kelli Marchman McNeely is the owner of She is an Executive Producer of "13 Slays Till Christmas" which is out on Digital and DVD and now streaming on Tubi. She has several other films in the works. Kelli is an animal lover and a true horror addict since the age of 9 when she saw Friday the 13th. Email: [email protected]

Netflix’s new vampire movie Night Teeth debuts this October. I sank my teeth into it to answer an important question, does it have a bite or does it suck?


In the movie, Benny (Jorge Lendeborg Jr.) agrees to fill in as a chauffeur for his brother. His fare for the night happens to be two beautiful young women, Zoe (Lucy Fry) and Blaire (Debby Ryan). But as Benny drives them from place to place he notices strange things, until he discovers their secret, and their fangs, and that they are in a city-wide battle for power among the vampire elite.


Quite a few stars make cameos including Megan Fox, Sydney Sweeney, “Game of Thrones” actor Alfie Allen, and “Vikings” star Alexander Ludwig, all as vampires. Here’s the thing, a lot of the advertising teased Fox would play an important role in the movie, but she gets maybe five minutes of screen time (at the most), which made me feel a little lied to.


Lucy Fry’s Zoe is an alpha female with a smart mouth and a taste for violence, while Ryan’s Blaire delivers the romance and a dash of softness. Lendeborg Jr.’s Benny is a sympathetic character that has a mix of shy sweetness and a desire to find something more. Unfortunately, all of the characters, save for Benny, feel a bit one-dimensional and shallow. We get very little information about most of the characters, except that they’re part of the vampire hierarchy before they are slain.


Director Adam Randall delivers a fast-paced, neon-lit movie that features more action than you could bear your fangs at. There is a ton of blood spilled throughout the movie, but the movie prioritizes thrills over chills. Don’t go into watching this movie expecting any scares, because you won’t find them.


I will say this, what Night Teeth lacks in substance it tries to make up for with style and great cinematography, as the trio visits high-end locations and parties during their mission to kill vampire elders. The fantastic cinematography simply can’t make up for the movie’s shallow story and basic characters, giving us nothing new. It all feels too similar to movies I’ve seen before. Despite the likable lead character Benny and its beauty, Night Teeth lacks bite.


While I was left disappointed, it’s not a terrible movie. I advise that you watch it for yourself. Night Teeth premieres on Netflix on October 20, 2021.



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