This newest adaptation of the Italian comic character begins like just about any other film noir detective tale, which in itself makes it almost cliche. This was old when they crossed the genres back in '91 with CAST A DEADLY SPELL. Dylan Dog (Brandon Routh of SUPERMAN RETURNS, CHUCK) is down on his luck, still traumatized by the death of his girlfriend. He had flipped out and killed a bunch of ancient vampires. But this caused a rift between him and the creatures he generally protected. He's drawn back to this however, when a woman hires him to find the murderer of her father. It involves a zombie--a really big, monstrous zombie. In fact, Dylan's sidekick is turned into one of the undead, as a sort of running gag. But I had seen this in the Christopher Walken PROPHECY movies and it wasn't particularly funny then. We're introduced to vampires, who are like the ones in True Blood. They even run a nightclub where humans ingest vampire blood for a high. And with vampires there are always werewolves.
I liked that they mostly use practical makeup effects here, especially for the fully transformed werewolves and also for the seven foot tall monstrous zombie. However, the movie seems dated as all the ideas have been used to death. If you've seen the tv series THE DRESDEN FILES there's absolutely no reason to watch this genre-eric rerun. Uh, not recommended.