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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 ... 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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Details

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 »

Quotes

Radford: I smell fear.
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Crazy Credits

After the credits are over, there's a scene showing a cop putting a parking ticket on the biker's abandoned motorcycle. See more »

Connections

Spoofs The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974) See more »

Soundtracks

Hold On
Written by G. Edwards, S. Spock, L. Christy, Z. Baird, J. Shaffer
Performed by Korn
Courtesy of EMI Film & TV Music
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Midnight Movie (2008)
19 February 2009 | by suspiria10See all my reviews

Director: Jack Messitt

Stars: Rebekah Brandes, Daniel Bonjour, Brea Grant, Greg Cirulnick, Mandell Maughan, Stan Ellsworth, Melissa Steach, Jon Briddell, Michael Swan, Michael Schwartz, Justin Baric

Synopsis: An obscure 70's slasher flick is being screened as the midnight movie of a theater. Little do the patrons know but the celluloid baddie is stalking the hallowed halls of the popcorn palace picking them off one by one.

Thoughts: "Midnight Movie" is a decent enough slasher. It has an interesting approach to the killer and a rather cool weapon of choice (a custom made corkscrew device) not to mention plenty of the beautiful people to stack next to the projector. The visual presentation is fine as is the audio design. The production is a typical presentation for this kind of offering not too boring but not too challenging either. The script revels in the usual clichés of the slasher genre and is quite vague as to reason for the action but grab a bit of popcorn and have a kill and a smile.

3.5 / 5


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