Now here comes a good independent horror flick. Cleverly using small budget andvmt-midmovie-xvid not so good actors, they managed to make a pretty good movie out of a relatively simple premise. Story is set in a movie theater, where a killer comes out of the screen and starts to kill viewers. It’s another horror flick featuring closed environment, giving out that claustrophobic vibe. However, this time that vibe was enhanced by excellent cinematography making Midnight Movie a true nightmare where you can run but you can’t hide. And the fact that you were also going to check out a horror movie and then was interrupted just adds to this feeling.

Characters are diverse and well developed, but still pretty formulaic. I guess some things have to be honored when it comes to making a slasher flick. Speaking of slasher flicks, Midnight Movie is strongly influenced by the eighties slashers. Usually when people are trying to update concepts and elements from past decades (usually in remakes), there are all sorts of problems. Here, the transition was smooth and you can feel those pulsating eighties coursing through this modern horror. I found the acting is the weakest link in this movie, but Biker guy, main chick and a mother of a killer where great. Directing is phenomenal and you can see that the Jack Messitt is a very talented director, he combines several styles, ultimately making a weird slasher flick. And one more thing, the killer could have been something else than this Jason/Texas Chainsaw type, i think that writers need to look at other occupations other from butcher for the source. A few ideas come into mind, but I guess that movie would be more of a comedy then a horror.

Director: Jack Messitt

Cast: Rebekah Brandes, Daniel Bonjour, Greg Cirulnick, Mandell Maughan, Stan Ellsworth, Melissa Steach

Fun Facts: Budget was  $1,000,000

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IMDb Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0981224/

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