Down 10,032 this week

Midnight Killer (1986)
"Morirai a mezzanotte" (original title)

Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.7/10 from 267 users  
Reviews: 12 user | 13 critic

Add a Plot


(as John Old Jr.)


(screenplay), (screenplay), 1 more credit »
0Check in

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: October

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in October.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 266 titles
created 23 Mar 2011
a list of 416 titles
created 30 Mar 2012
a list of 503 titles
created 27 May 2012
a list of 52 titles
created 26 Aug 2012
a list of 757 titles
created 26 Jul 2013

Related Items

Search for "Midnight Killer" on

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: Midnight Killer (1986)

Midnight Killer (1986) on IMDb 5.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Midnight Killer.


Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Princess Alisea (TV Movie 1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Director: Lamberto Bava
Stars: Nicole Grimaudo, Veronica Logan, Jürgen Prochnow
The Cave of the Golden Rose (TV Movie 1991)
Fantasy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

During archery in a wood Princess Fantaghiro is discovered by the hostile king's son Romualdo. He is able to take a short look at her before she can escape and immediately falls in love ... See full summary »

Director: Lamberto Bava
Stars: Alessandra Martines, Mario Adorf, Kim Rossi Stuart
Demons (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A group of people are trapped in a large movie theater in West Berlin that is infected by ravenous demons who proceed to kill and posses the humans one-by-one, thereby multiplying their numbers.

Director: Lamberto Bava
Stars: Urbano Barberini, Natasha Hovey, Karl Zinny
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

An elderly heiress is killed by her husband who wants control of her fortunes. What ensues is an all-out murder spree as relatives and friends attempt to reduce the inheritance playing ... See full summary »

Director: Mario Bava
Stars: Claudine Auger, Luigi Pistilli, Claudio Camaso
Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

In the 9th Century, two Viking children, separated since their early childhood with one raised by the British and the other by Vikings, meet after nearly 20 years as rivals as war breaks ... See full summary »

Director: Mario Bava
Stars: Cameron Mitchell, Alice Kessler, Ellen Kessler
Body Count (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  

A group of teens are stalked and killed by a Shaman at a cursed camping site.

Director: Ruggero Deodato
Stars: Bruce Penhall, Mimsy Farmer, David Hess
Knife of Ice (1972)
Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

As a thirteen year old, Martha Caldwell witnessed the death of her parents in a terrible railway accident. Barely surviving the tragedy herself, Martha was struck dumb due to the shock. Now... See full summary »

Director: Umberto Lenzi
Stars: Carroll Baker, Alan Scott, Ida Galli
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A mysterious knife-throwing viking warrior protects a young peasant woman and her young son from the clutches of a evil regent bent on claiming the title of king and the woman for himself.

Director: Mario Bava
Stars: Cameron Mitchell, Fausto Tozzi, Giacomo Rossi-Stuart
Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Two seemingly separate stories in New South Wales: a burned, murdered body of a young woman is found on the beach, and a retired inspector makes inquiries; also, Linda, a waitress and ferry... See full summary »

Director: Flavio Mogherini
Stars: Ray Milland, Dalila Di Lazzaro, Michele Placido
Rabid Dogs (1974)
Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Following a bungled robbery, three violent criminals take a young woman, a middle-aged man, and a child hostage and force them to drive them outside Rome to help them make a clean getaway.

Directors: Mario Bava, Lamberto Bava
Stars: Lea Lander, George Eastman, Riccardo Cucciolla
6 passi nel giallo (TV Mini-Series 2012)
Crime | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Stars: Marc Cabourdin, Portelli Paul, Matt Patresi
Eyewitness (TV Movie 1990)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Elisa e Karl in un grande magazzino all'ora di chiusura stanno per rubare una camicia, ma Karl deve correre a recuperare l'auto. E nel buio, dopo la chiusura, Elisa assiste all'omicidio di ... See full summary »

Director: Lamberto Bava
Stars: Barbara Cupisti, Stefano Davanzati, Alessio Orano


Cast overview:
Valeria D'Obici ...
Anna Berardi
Leonardo Treviglio ...
Nicola Levi
Paolo Malco ...
Inspector Pierro Terzi
Lara Wendel ...
Carol Terzi
Lea Martino ...
Monica (as Eliana Hoppe)
Barbara Scoppa
Massimiliano Baratta ...
(as Massimo Baratta)
Loredana Romito
Dino Conti ...
Terzi's assistant
Marcello Modugno
Loredana Guerra
Gianpaolo Saccarola ...
Theater watchman
Peter Pitsch ...
Franco Tribbo


Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis


See all certifications »




Release Date:

24 April 1986 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

You'll Die at Midnight  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

,  »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


References Psycho (1960) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Generic but fun giallo from Lamberto Bava
6 November 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

One of the lesser seen of Lamberto Bava's gialli, Midnight Killer is a nifty little affair that won't rock any worlds but does deliver rather nicely. The plot begins with a drunk and jealous policeman fighting with his wife after suspecting her of infidelity. She is soon killed and suspicion falls on him, but things are a little more complicated and the bodies mount up. And what does a deceased serial killer have to do with it? Things are evenly paced and pretty engaging, though they don't really sparkle until the intense finale. The main problem is that there isn't really a clear hero, there are three nominal main characters and screen time is spread fairly evenly between them without letting any grow to a truly sympathetic level. The writing is light on characterization so the film bowls along rather than truly hooking, and worse there isn't much in the way of detective work or intrigue (though there are a few red herrings). Fortunately the mystery at hand is fairly interesting and the killings deliver, though not especially gory they're handled with flair and pack a decent vicious punch, we may not see gruesome detail but there's vigorous stabbing with a bit of blood and a nice nod to Tenebrae, all nicely edited for sharp and shocking punch (by Bava credited as John Old Jr.). Backed up with a cool pulsing score from Claudio Simonetti and making good use of some cool locations Bava makes each one count, though he lacks the genius of his father or the flowing technical prowess of the best in the genre he skillfully builds suspense and gets in some cool shots, like a top down view from the heights of a theatre. The underwritten cast do their best, with Valeria D'Obici coming off best as a committed criminal psychologist, edgy but likable she makes the strongest impression. Paolo Malco is dour inspector, stolidly by the book and watchable if a little dull. Leonardo Treviglio is a decent suspect with a shifty, unwholesome air about him and things are mostly rounded out by various young lovelies including Lara Wendell who brighten the screen with looks if not much in the way of presence. No nudity, a shame because it probably would have pushed things up a notch. Like I mentioned though the finale rocks, suspenseful stalking in a hotel with a couple of decent shocks leading to a decidedly silly reveal that doesn't really make sense in the context but is ludicrous enough to please. Altogether this is pretty cool stuff and worth your time, though only truly recommended to giallo aficionados

2 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
This should get the DVD treatment! klspag
Discuss Midnight Killer (1986) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: