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Ten Minutes to Midnight (2020)

Not Rated | | Horror | 19 January 2021 (USA)
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Bitten by a rabid bat, a late-night radio host terrorizes her co-workers as she slowly transforms into a vampire.

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Erik Bloomquist
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Credited cast:
Caroline Williams ... Amy Marlowe
Nicole Kang ... Sienna
Nicholas Tucci ... Ernie
William Youmans ... Robert
Adam Weppler ... Aaron
Alice Kremelberg ... Young Amy
Greg Balla Greg Balla ... Young Robert
Martin Sola ... Morning Producer
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Cory Asinofsky ... Caller 1
Natalie Brown Natalie Brown ... Caller 2
Madeleine Dauer Madeleine Dauer ... Weather Reporter
Jeffrey Fryer Jeffrey Fryer ... Caller 3
Andrew Mote ... Office Worker
Bill Salvatore ... Excited Spook
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Storyline

Caroline Williams returns to the DJ booth for the first time since her star-making turn as Stretch in 1986's THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE 2. A character-driven night terror, TEN MINUTES TO MIDNIGHT begins when veteran punk rock disc jockey Amy Marlowe (Williams) is bitten by a rabid bat on the eve of her final graveyard shift broadcast. When a raging storm traps Amy, her mysterious replacement (Nicole Kang, "Batwoman"), and the uneasy staff inside their small-town radio station, reality begins to fracture as they move further and further into the graveyard shift.The film draws inspiration from classic horror tales brought to life by Stephen King, "The Twilight Zone", and other forgotten late night horror anthology programs. Also woven throughout the mayhem is a melancholic meditation on the perceived disposability of women over a certain age and a reflection on metaphysical mortality: the death of who we were and who we thought we'd be. Written by Mainframe Pictures

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Late night bites. See more »

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Horror

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Amy (Caroline Williams) says that she was in her 20's when Sienna (Nicole Kang) was born. Caroline Williams was actually in her 30's when Nicole Kang was born. See more »

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A Fresh Take on a Classic Genre
25 January 2021 | by michelledeluseSee all my reviews

I loved Long Lost, and in an alternate universe without COVID, I probably would have found my way to an in person screening of Ten Minutes to Midnight. Waiting for it to be available for at home rental was worth the wait! The film begins (and ends!) with all the conventions of a campy creature feature that horror fans know and love, which reads as both satire and appreciation of the tropes. There is plenty of "watch through your fingers" gore and atmospheric gloom, but it quickly becomes clear to the viewer that more is going on than meets the eye. The vampire transformation narrative gives way to a poignant exploration of grief, aging, and legacy. Monster movies are at their finest when they teach us lessons about our humanity, and that exactly what you get with Ten Minutes to Midnight.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

19 January 2021 (USA) See more »

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Ten Minutes to Midnight See more »

Filming Locations:

Willimantic, Connecticut, USA

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Mainframe Pictures See more »
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D-Cinema 48kHz 5.1

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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