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 »
In the theatre, Babe is seated directly to Harley's right. However, when Harley throws popcorn at Mario, and again later when he yells at the teens to shut up, that seat is empty. See more »
Hey Little Man
Don't Call Me That
I Didn't Mean It Like That
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After the credits are over, there's a scene showing a cop putting a parking ticket on the biker's abandoned motorcycle. See more »
The originally released version (2008) runs 89 minutes. Three years later, an 82-minute "Killer Cut" was released on home video. This new version promised that "Jack Messitt's award winning horror film can finally be seen as it was intended. With new and enhanced visual effects, never before seen footage and extended scenes". See more »
Written by Mark Hvilsted
Performed by Mark Hvilsted
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A solid slasher, if a little too short and under-complicated
This is a pleasant surprise (especially amongst free horror movies on Hulu, where expectations are usually best kept verrrrrry low), and that rare film that actually not only doesn't overstay its welcome, but should have been a bit longer. The denouement feels a little hasty, particularly since the film has just introduced an interesting idea (regarding the long-term fate of victims) that it doesn't really bother capitalizing on. They could have easily thrown in an additional twist or false ending or two in order to nudge the running time past a very slim 75 minutes that feel like they wrap up a little prematurely.
That said, the performances are decent (aside from the wooden little boy), the characters predictably two-dimensional but enjoyable enough (at least they're not the usual slasher movie examples of "Look ma, I'm a total idiot! Watch me take my clothes off for no reason, then go wandering into the darkest possible place despite all warnings just becau--ARRGHHH!!!"), the pacing good. The concept is similar to "Demons," and while this isn't as memorable, it's energetic and well-crafted. If gore is your main criteria in evaluating a slasher, you'll probably think there isn't quite enough of it here.
I'm surprised the director hasn't made any features since, as he did a very decent job here on a low budget. Trust me, you have seen much worse. "Midnight Movie" isn't particularly original, in content or style, but with movies of this type, solid competence is nothing to sneeze at.
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