A hired killer goes on the run after being caught in bed with the wife of a mob boss. While he's holed up in a scuzzy Times Square room waiting for the hitmen he knows are after him, he ... See full summary »

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A hired killer goes on the run after being caught in bed with the wife of a mob boss. While he's holed up in a scuzzy Times Square room waiting for the hitmen he knows are after him, he reflects back on his life and what brought him to the situation he's in now. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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The Witching Hour Approaches In... Midnight Heat

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28 January 1983 (USA)  »

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Film says, "introducing Champagne as Diane" in the opening on-screen credits. This is the second movie that claims to introduce the actress. See more »

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Dark, unique porno
25 December 2004 | by (Mountains of Madness) – See all my reviews

Originally credited to Richard Mahler, a pseudonym for Roger Watkins, the director of LAST HOUSE ON DEAD END STREET (see my review), this "porno" is more a dark thriller with hardcore inserts.

A hit-man (Jamie Gillis) holds up in a sleazy Times Square hotel room waiting for his own Grim Reaper to visit.

A succession of rent girls visit Gillis in the interum as Watkins gives us intuitive flashbacks to the hit-man's miserable history and failed relationships.

Additional texture is provided by optically slowed street shots and choice close-ups of local bums and assorted scum.

The raincoaters must have ripped up the seats watching this one because it's not overtly erotic. There are some terrific sex scenes, mind you, but they're not the point here.

I'd love to see a really decent DVD release of this underrated classic.

The theatrical poster, a bluish image which shows a woman looking out over the city at night, is very artful.

The sound design is also deserving of a gold star, as is the bleak but appropriate cinematography.

Worth hunting down.


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