Midnight Movie (2008)

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A midnight showing of an early 1970's horror movie turns to chaos when the Killer from the movie comes out of the film to attack those in the theater.



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A midnight showing of an early 1970's horror movie turns to chaos when the Killer from the movie comes out of the film to attack those in the theater.

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Rated R for bloody horror violence/gore, language, some sexual content and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

6 January 2009 (USA)  »

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Midnight Movie: The Killer Cut  »

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$1,000,000 (estimated)

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1.85 : 1
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Josh: Jesus, was that you?
Sully: Sorry.
Josh: Oh God, that reeks! Oh!
[farts again]
Josh: Dude!
Sully: Damn scrumptious chocolate covered raisins!
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Crazy Credits

You see flashes of images of the killer as the credits roll by. The credits are slanted giving it the feeling its being played on a big screen. See more »


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Written by David Howell
Performed by David Ray
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Awful slasher film
10 July 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Midnight Movie is a supernatural slasher film that has gathered some inexplicable praise. It even apparently won best film at the Chicago Horror Film Festival; I don't want to watch the runners-up.

The plot has a group of movie theater patrons becoming trapped when a cursed horror film from the early 1970's is shown. The film within the film is a variation on The Texas Chain Saw Massacre with a group of hippies breaking down and seeking shelter in the home of a psychopath. The murderer from this film within a film comes out of the screen and begins killing the audience members, sort of like the much superior 1985 film Demons.

I worked in a movie theater. I was never a projectionist, but I did visit the booth from time to time. I know what 35mm film projectors are supposed to look like. What's more the filmmakers of Midnight Movie should know this as well since this is their field. The film within a film here is playing at a movie theater on a 16mm projector and consists of one reel. How long would that make the film within a film? I would guess fifteen minutes, maybe twenty. Also, throwing in a line about how cheap the theater is does not justify the set up. A cheap theater would run second run product of recent movies. A black and white horror film from the 1970's (?) which is known for having caused its director to go insane would not be randomly playing at a mom and pop theater in the 21st Century. This film would be showing as a gala event at a film festival or a cult theater like The Alamo Draft House!

Midnight Movie is a lame horror movie with a promising central idea. Unfortunately, bad directing, bad acting, and too bright lighting (almost like a soap opera) kill all the tension. Nothing, nothing in this film (or the film within a film) convinces for a moment.

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