Midnight Movie Review
Written by: Gardenofstone10
I am writing this review as I'm watching the movie because I have a feeling I'm not going to remember much from it.
I may or may not spoil something, so I apologize if I do.
The opening scene wasn't outstanding, but it was enough to keep me interested in the movie. We open up with this old mental patient about to be released from the hospital, but there is a movie that's a part of his life? That part isn't explained right away. Anyways, it possesses him to just go crazy on everyone ending up in a Halloween 2 style bloodbath in the hospital. Very pretty.
Then we get to the next scene which lasts for a little while, the movie theater scene. Apparently, the movie that the kids and this biker couple watch in the theater really happened. When the people in the movie get murdered, it's them really dying.
Then, we see the movie theater manager get his. Only, it is somehow incorporated into the black & white movie that everyone is watching in the theater and no one recognizes that it is the manager....sooooo people think that it's just part of the movie. Tisk tisk.
The movie actually gets pretty good from here on. Once the kids/cops/bikers/random little boy pick up on the fact that this isn't a movie, it's being filmed in the theater as it happens and the blood/deaths are real, they stick together to try and find a way out.
There are some sweet violent scenes after this. I'm talking gut bursting (literally) fun. This is a really fun almost supernatural horror flick. As it turns out, the killer is activated when the movie is playing. So much, it's almost like Silent Hill where the people are standing in front of the cops, and they cops don't see them.
This absolutely pays a very small but noticeable homage to The Texas Chain Saw Massacre and Silent Hill. Also, kind of like Friday the 13th. The killer has the ability to appear anywhere that fear is. So, in a way, would explain how Jason gets from point A to point B with little to no effort. He just appears. Like it's all in the mind. That's how this movie goes.
All in all, I really enjoyed this movie and will probably buy it because the story is easy enough to follow, keeps my interest, has outstanding levels of gore and doesn't get sour. I would highly recommend this movie.