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Midnight (1982)

A teenage runaway and 2 guys traveling cross-country encounter a family of satanists.

Director:

John A. Russo (as John Russo)

Writers:

John A. Russo (novel) (as John Russo), John A. Russo (screenplay) (as John Russo)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Melanie Verlin Melanie Verlin ... Nancy Johnson (as Melanie Verliin)
Lawrence Tierney ... Bert Johnson
John Hall John Hall ... Tom
C. Anthony Jackson C. Anthony Jackson ... Hank (as Charles Jackson)
Charles Jackson Charles Jackson ... Hank
Doris Hackney Doris Hackney ... Harriet Johnson
Bob Johnson Bob Johnson ... Reverend Carrington
Lachele Carl ... Sandra Carrington (as LaChele Carl)
David Marchick ... Cyrus
Greg Besnak Greg Besnak ... Luke
John Amplas ... Abraham
Robin Walsh Robin Walsh ... Cynthia
Jackie Nicoll Jackie Nicoll ... Mama
Amy Brinton Amy Brinton ... Girl in Trap
Debra Smith Debra Smith ... Young Cynthia
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Storyline

A teenage girl runs away from home because police officer/stepfather puts the moves on her. Hitchhiking to California, she's picked up by two guys who are also traveling cross-country. Along the way, they decide to camp out in the woods and run across a family of Satanists who keep their dead mother in the attic. Written by Humberto Amador

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A Startling & Shocking Adventure - As Three College Students Take a Strange Detour to the Land of the LIVING DEAD! See more »

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 December 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

John Russo's Midnight See more »

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Budget:

$75,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Shot years before its eventual release in 1982. See more »

Crazy Credits

The film's closing credits only include the cast, something common in older films, but unusual for a film made in the 1980s. See more »

Alternate Versions

The UK video version was pre-edited before release and removed the opening sequence where a girl is caught in a trap and battered to death by a group of youngsters. See more »

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Midnight Themes
Written and Performed by One Man's Family
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*1/2 out of 4.
8 June 2002 | by brandonsites1981See all my reviews

A young girl who has just ran away from her stepfather after he attempts to force himself onto her runs into a family of backwoods crazies after she hitches a ride from two guys. Better acted then you would expect, with some good scare scenes and some exciting moments, still it suffers from an extremely low budget and starts to run out of steam in the second half. By the time it has reached the finale, it feels cold and by the numbers.

Rated R; Nudity, Graphic Violence, and Profanity.


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