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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

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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 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.

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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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Mario: You know, they say scary movies are an aphrodisiac.
Samantha: If you get turned on by this, we're breaking up.
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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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Get an early night instead.
1 January 2009 | by BA_HarrisonSee all my reviews

It's 'count the cliché' time with Midnight Movie, a derivative supernatural slasher which looks and feels just like any one of a hundred other films you might find clogging up the horror section in your local rental outlet.

Undemanding teen audiences may possibly enjoy this film's easy-on-the-eye cast, MTV-style editing and some unexceptional gore, but seasoned horror fans will no doubt find themselves rolling their eyes and groaning in disbelief at what amounts to nothing more than yet another admittedly-slick-but-totally-logic-free piece of popcorn horror packed with cookie-cutter characters, cheap scares, unanswered questions and glaring plot-holes.

The story, for what it's worth, goes something like this: five years after horror director Ted Radford disappears from a lunatic asylum, leaving 70 dead in his wake, a cinema decides to present a midnight screening of his cult movie The Dark Beneath. Before you can say 'surely Radford doesn't emerge from his film to kill members of the staff and audience', Radford emerges from the film to kill members of the staff and audience. Yawn!

Glossing over such trivial details as exactly how the director achieves his magical return to life and why he is so obsessed with scaring people in the first place, the weak script concentrates instead on presenting a myriad of predictable scenes in which the scared occupants of the cinema at first attempt to escape, but then begin to fight back.

Midnight Movie hits a 'cliché all-time-high' when it is revealed that the killer—a bargain-basement Leatherface wannabe armed with a custom-built corkscrew—can only hurt those who are afraid of him (gack!). At this point, the script becomes completely nonsensical, with final survivor Bridget (Rebekah Brandes) drawing on past painful experiences to help her overcome her fear, and trying to save her brother from within the movie.

Go see this if your idea of a good horror film is a Saw sequel or a remake of something 'old'. You'll probably enjoy it.


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