The Vast of Night

‘The Vast of Night’ is a 2019 Sci-Fi/mystery. It takes place in a small rural town in New Mexico in the 1950’s. A strange radio wave comes across the radio, the young switch operator and young local disc jokey try to uncover the source. ‘The Vast of Night’ stars Sierra McCormick (Curb Your Enthusiasm), Jake Horowitz, Gail Cronauer (Texas Cotton), and Bruce Davis (Rattlesnake).

‘The Vast of Night’ is a unique movie, I can’t think of one like it. It has a ‘Twilight Zone’ mixed with ‘War of the Worlds’ feel to it. I went to the drive in and caught this one, which was pretty cool since the film is set in the 1950’s, it felt like being in the past. Not a lot happens during the film its an hour and half of pure dialog, but they pull it off. You stay transfixed to the screen and it only feels like it’s about a 30 minute movie, the writing is great. Only complaint I have is a lot of the film is dark so it’s hard to tell what’s going on. If it wasn’t for that I would give it a 10, because the writing does deserve it. I have to go with an 8.5/10, it’s definitely a must see.

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