David Blyth is regarded as the Godfather of New Zealand genre film, with dark and bloody classics like DEATH WARMED UP, ANGEL MINE, TRANSFIGURED NIGHTS, WOUND, GHOST BRIDE and the recently restored and released MY GRANDPA IS A VAMPIRE, starring the legendary Al Lewis.
Now Mr. Blyth returns with his super quirky musical docufiction feature, NIGHT FREAKS. (Part of a trilogy of films along with WOUND and GHOST BRIDE that deals with tears in the fabric of everyday reality). Based loosely on his own alien encounter experiences and those of his stars, David Blyth has crafted a microbudget gem replete with original musical numbers, a Christopher Guest-like drollness, and a loving tip of the hat to the legendary Edward D. Wood Jr.
Night Freaks stars
NIGHT FREAKS will have its World premiere at the Roswell Daily Record Film Festival, a celebration of cinema featuring UFOs, The Paranormal, and Cryptozoology.
The festival runs July 1 & 2, 2023, and director David Blyth will be in attendance for the screening, his first visit to the United States in nearly two decades.
You can now hear and buy the Night Freaks sound track on Jed Town's Bandcamp. Have a listen.
Night Freaks has two websites promoted within the movie itself:
Includes three interviews with Alien Abductees in Auckland, New Zealand. These websites were created by Lucy Bingham and Jules Renforth, the characters in NightFreaks.
(left to right) David Blyth | Helen Pollock | Jemma Pollock | Yvette Parsons | Andrew McLennan | Harry Treacy | Eddie Larsen | Ross Osarka
Night Freaks Synopsis: A conspiracy documentary Musical
References:Ed Woods Plan Nine from Outer Space, Paul Bartell’s Eating Raoul, Richard OBrien’s Shock Treatment. High Weirdness, a book by Erik Davis on the visionary experiences of writers Philip K Dick, Terrance McKenna and Robert Anton Wilson.
During the covid pandemic ordinary citizens Jules and Lucy are abducted by grey aliens, taken onboard a UFO as the chosen ones where they’re given a message of hope for the world in these fractured times.
Back on earth, both Jules a musician and Lucy an online influencer, go on an interior journey of discovery, grappling with the alien tear in the fabric of their everyday conscious reality. Jules questions his sanity, but is grateful for the cosmic inspiration, writing new songs daily. Lucy embraces the alien message, as a revelation of her deep soul connection to off planet past lives and starts creating podcasts and banners to promote the alien message.
After the nationwide Lockdown is lifted, Jules and Lucy meet and start planning their campaign to bring alien disclosure to Auckland, which they carry out around Auckland. Jules and Lucy are recalled to the Alien Mothership where they are contestants on the Wheel of Fate Show, the arrow settles on Child of Enoch, 19-year-old daughter Infinity and a dream home to become the chosen family.
Jules and Infinity connect musically, songs are created and played. Lucy decides to return permanently, to explore her alien soul connection on the Mothership, leaving Jules and Infinity to continue their cosmic