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Before the Night is Over review (Soho Horror Fest – Pride Edition)

Pitched as a southern gothic tale, Before the Night is Over sees a girl being moved to her auntie’s ‘Gentleman’s Club’ as a favour to her deceased mother.

From the start our main character Samantha is thrown into a very different environment than she is used to, with middle aged men being fondled by two of the workers of the club.

We get plenty of hints early on to a wider plot, but the film really suffers from a midway slump that it never really recovers from.

Before the Night is Over is extremely sexually charged and feels at times like a low budget erotic thriller that thrives on its grimyness. It does embrace its more surreal elements but this happens at a point when the plot feels oddly second fiddle to the sexual content.

Conclusively, Before the Night is Over does attempt to do something different but falls a bit short in the end.

Before the Night is Over screened as part of the Soho Horror Film Festival – Pride Edition.

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