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John A. Russo (writer)
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Abraham's back...and he's making America's grisliest home videos...
The surviving member of a devil-worshiping family uses a camcorder to videotape himself murdering young women during sex. The girlfriend of one of his victims goes to a detective to try to find her friend. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Matthew Jason Walsh ... Abraham Barnes
Jo Norcia ... Rebecca
Chuck Pierce Jr. ... L.T. David Morgan (as Chuck Pierce)
Lori Scarlett ... Jane
Jeannie Jefferies ... Jeanie (as Jeanie Brown)
Sandra Wurzer ... Maura
David A. Wagner ... The Lurker
Ken Jarosz ... Family in Park
Tina M. Bookwalter ... Family in Park (as Tina Bookwalter)
Robert V. Michelucci ... Guys Playing Football
Vince Rossetti ... Pedestrian 1
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

John Amplas ... Abraham Barnes (archive footage)
Greg Besnak ... Luke Barnes (archive footage)
Amy Brinton ... Girl in Trap (archive footage)
Daniel Costello ... young Abraham Barnes (archive footage)
Billy Green ... young Cyrus Barnes (archive footage)
Matthew Richard Jarosz ... Family in Park
David Lange ... Skippy the Art Patron
James R. Lynn ... Guys Playing Football
David Marchick ... Cyrus Barnes (archive footage)
Bill Morrison ... Burn-Out in Park
Jackie Nicoll ... Mama Barnes (archive footage)
Chris Riblett ... young Luke Barnes (archive footage)
Carla Rossetti ... Pedestrian 2
Debra Smith ... young Cynthia Barnes (archive footage)

Lawrence Tierney ... Bert Johnson (archive footage)
Melanie Verlin ... Nancy Johnson (archive footage)
Robin Walsh ... Cynthia Barnes (archive footage)
Bryan R. Yoho ... Potential Walkman Victim

Directed by
John A. Russo 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
John A. Russo  writer

Produced by
J.R. Bookwalter .... producer
Original Music by
Matthew Jason Walsh 
Cinematography by
J.R. Bookwalter  (as Lance Randas)
Film Editing by
J.R. Bookwalter 
Production Management
J.R. Bookwalter .... production manager (as Lance Randas)
Sound Department
Scooter Quaylar .... sound
Special Effects by
Bill Morrison .... special effects
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Bill Morrison .... wardrobe
Jennifer Mullen .... wardrobe
David A. Wagner .... wardrobe
Music Department
Jay Caddle .... composer: theme music
Other crew
J.R. Bookwalter .... opticals
J.R. Bookwalter .... titles


Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Midnight 2: Sex, Death and Videotape" - USA (video title)
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USA:72 min | USA:68 min (DVD release)
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Had been sold both individually and as party of a "Young Filmmaker's Career-Starting Package" along with John A. Russo's book Cheap Thrills, legal forms, and the four volume videotape set "John Russo's Filmmaking Seminar".See more »
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References The Dead Next Door (1989)See more »


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More Badness From Russo, 12 April 2012
Author: Michael_Elliott from Louisville, KY

Midnight 2 (1993)

* (out of 4)

The sequel no one really wanted features Abraham, the sole survivor from the first movie, now working it up in Pittsburgh where he goes around with his video camera picking up women only to murder them later. He ends up picking off the wrong woman especially when her friends begins to work with a detective to bring the crazy killer down. I found MIDNIGHT to be one of the worst movies I've seen from the 80's slasher craze and this sequel really isn't any better but I'd give this one a little more credit for at least having some bad moments that at least keep you entertained because of how bad they are. It's clear that once again director-writer-producer John Russo is working with a very small budget and this here can be blamed for some of the bad stuff. Many times the actors mess up their lines but they just keep on acting, clearly not being able for too many takes. This here adds a few small laughs but the real killer is the screenplay itself. I'm not sure why Russo would deliver a stalk 'n slash type of film but instead of any stalking or slashing he just shows the serial killer constantly talking. If he's not talking directly to the camera then he's talking to the female lead just over and over again. People don't come to horror movies to listen to boring dialogue. There are a couple minor death scenes, one sex scene with some nudity and just a lot of talking. At just 66-minutes without the credits, this thing doesn't take too long to go through and the campy moments make for some laughs but there's really nothing working with this thing.

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