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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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Jack Messitt

Writers:

Sean Hood (story), Mark Garbett (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rebekah Brandes ... Bridget
Daniel Bonjour ... Josh
Greg Cirulnick Greg Cirulnick ... Mario
Stan Ellsworth Stan Ellsworth ... Harley
Mandell Maughan ... Samantha
Melissa Steach ... Babe
Justin Baric ... Timmy
Jon Briddell ... Detective Barrons
Michael Swan ... Dr. Wayne
Michael Schwartz Michael Schwartz ... Sully
Brea Grant ... Rachael
Shaun Ausmus Shaun Ausmus ... Kenny
Carol Stanzione ... Mother
Lee Main Lee Main ... Killer
Ashley Black Ashley Black ... Jackie
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Storyline

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.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Official Sites:

Official site | Official site #2

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 January 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Midnight Movie: The Killer Cut See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Bigfoot Entertainment See more »
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Technical Specs

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

2 years after its DVD release in 2008, director Jack Messitt got the chance to do a revised version of the movie. According to Messitt, production company Bigfoot Entertainment was so impressed with the DVD sales that they eventually gave him more money to update the movie with new scenes and better special/sound effects. The new version was released as "Midnight Movie: Killer Cut" on DVD in 2011. See more »

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Radford: I smell fear.
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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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References Anguish (1987) See more »

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Written by Joey Hanna and Brian Dennis
Performed by Joey Hanna and Brian Dennis
Copyright Joey Hanna
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Not excellent but a solid horror film
1 March 2009 | by ArgemalucoSee all my reviews

Since Scream made the "post-modern" attitude of the horror cinema popular (particulary the slasher sub-genus),many movies have tried to copy that style,some ones with more success than other ones.And although it's been 13 years from that excellent movie,that tendency is still active,something which does not surprise me in sight of the rebirth of the slasher sub-genus inside the huge amount of low-budget films which take advantage of the modern technology for having specialized and segmented spectators as a target.Midnight Movie is one of that movies,and although it is not great at all,it obtained certain success with its aim thanks to its ingenious premise and its competent screenplay.The mixing of supernatural elements with the classic masked killer does not always work and although Midnight Movie manages that combination with certain skill,I found some inconsistencies and logic fails which take out some points to the generally solid screenplay.The performances were not completely good,because they lack of realism and dramatic weight.It is true that most of the characters are cannon fodder...in other words,just future victims chosen for their physical attractive and not for their histrionic talent.But,we have seen in movies like Fritt Vilt and Wrong Turn 2 : Dead End (just to mention two examples) that the narrative becomes richer because of the presence of realistic characters performed by credible actors.But,let's go to the positive elements now.I previously mentioned the screenplay and I insist that is the best element from this movie,in spite of having some fails.It is obvious screenwriters Mark Garbett and Jack Messitt (the last one is also the director) are fans of the horror cinema and that they perfectly know the clichés from the slasher flicks and from the horror cinema in general.So,Garbett and Messitt use them with ingenuity.For example,I will mention this scene from the movie : the spectators watch a murder in the screen from the cinema they assisted and one of them comments : "There is not too much blood".That is exactly what I had previously thought before that character mentioned it.And after that commentary,it comes the answer from another character : "It is just the second murder...there will be more blood near the ending".And that is completely true.Midnight Movie is not a great horror film but at least,it is a competent one which kept me entertained.I think that with more polished performances and some adjusts to the screenplay,this film could have been memorable.But,although it was not like that,I can recommend this movie because I had a good time watching it.


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