Directed by: Jeffrey Obrow
Actors: Bruce Greenwood, Jarrett Lennon, Belinda Bauer
Also known as: A szürkület szolgái, Dean R. Koontz’s The Servants of Twilight, Double enfer, Hämärän palvelijat, Hämärän vartijat, Los sirvientes del crepúsculo, Sekten, Twilight, Twilight – Diener der Nacht
Description: Normal 6-year-old boy Joey was suspected that he is the servants of twilight, and so they are trying to kill him. In the event interferes a private detective Charlie Harrison, but an endless series of deaths lead him to answer the question: on which side he is fighting?
Review: There’s a fundamentalist Church of the Twilight. Their members believe that a young boy is the Anti-Christ and are determined to kill him and her mother. The mother hires a private detective (Bruce Greenwood) to protect them, but the mission won’t be easy since the Church has allies everywhere. Things become even more complicated when the detective starts to fall for the mother and the boy begins to demonstrate stigmata.
This is based on the novel “Twilight” by Dean R. Koontz. I haven’t read the book so I don’t know how closely this follows it, but the word is that this is one of the better Koontz adaptations. It’s been a while since I watched this but I remember it being an above-average “made for cable”-film with a few rather dumb twists here and there (which might have come from the book).
Director-producer-writer Jeffrey Obrow had previously made “The Kindred” (1987) which got a theatrical release. His most recent project was the Sci-Fi Channel flick “They Are Among Us” from 2004 (watchable mainly due to it’s cast) but hasn’t made anything since then.
Review #2: Another unsuccessful adaptation of the story of Dean Koontz. I do not know how you could tell the audience that this film is based on his novel. Shame and disgrace.
In my understanding, the film adaptation – a film which reflects the main idea of the book, while not expressed by the director of ad-libbing, and given the events of the story.
What do we see here. It starts with a good movie – even the dialogues between the characters are almost detail. But the minutes of the twentieth begins nonsense. In another way, it’s not called. The movie, in particular, its isolation, taken from the ceiling, not the story. While reading the book, I am fully immersed in it, but when watching this and wanted to look away from the screen and go have tea, so as not to waste time. I did not see half of what it was in the story Kunz, except for the characters, even though they were not so good. For example, the film mentions that Joey’s father and ex-wife of Charlie died, although it is not a word in the book. Kyle Barlow, whose name in the film somehow Clyde, and it thin and tall, although the idea has to be clumsy giant. Henry Rankin – in the original Dean Koontz’s best friend Charlie. Here – a man from nowhere who undertook that marks time around the main characters, as they say, neither fish nor fowl. And the list is rather large for a successful adaptation.
Still very disappointed with the selection of some actors. First, the son of the protagonist. In the story of Joy presented as a child, wise beyond his years. And looking at Jarrett Lennon in the film, we see a completely silly sounding an ordinary child, the entire movie running around and screaming, “Mom!”. Well, Belinda Bauer, who plays Christine Scovell. For a man who’s being hunted, who is worried for the safety of his young son, it is too much and not to a place of smiles.
In general, as a film adaptation of the book the movie is terrible, but, unfortunately, this assessment as zero on this site does not exist. However, for me this is exactly zero.