Midnight Movie Review
Written by: Ron666
The other night I decided that I needed something new to watch. Something I havent seen a million times or more already. I decided to blind purchase Midnight Movie and Im not entirely disappointed that I did. While not the best movie made, its a fairly decent film that certainly performed the job of keeping me entertained throughout very well.
The film opens up in a hospital. A mental ward more specifically where we meet the director/star of a low budget horror film called The Darkness Beneath, Ted Radford. Radford used the film to act out his most violent urges. When Radford is allowed to view his film 40yrs after it was filmed, he somehow escapes through the film itself but not before leaving lots of bloodshed.
Cut to 5yrs later, a small town movie theater decides its going to show Radfords film (apparently the owner of the theater is a cheap bastard). One by one, theater employees (including "final" girl Bridget who looks A LOT like Brittany Snow from the Prom Night remake) and friends are dispatched in what is ridiculously mistaken for an elaborate prank. With the help of a detective and a surviving doctor who once watched over Radford, they realize that the killer from the movie (who is played in the film by Radford) has escaped into reality and has them trapped in the theater with no way of escaping.
What I didnt like about the film was the cliche group of beutiful friends, specifically the character of Samantha. Her lines were poorly delivered (intentionally perhaps, but poor none the less) and she made me want to hurt myself.
The movie starts off somewhat slow but manages to keep you interested until around 30min into the film where things actually pick up and start getting good. The kills start out very tame and mostly off screen but eventually, the filmmakers deliver the good stuff which actually caught me off guard.
The film uses mostly practical effects as opposed to CGI which is a relief considering some of the shabby CGI being used in many horror films today.
The ending was not disappointing though it was VERY predictable. In fact, I knew how it would end about 40min into the movie. Still, the film is a fun flick and well worth a rent at the very least.
Part of me wants to give the film a higher rating, perhaps an 8 but I cant bring myself to do that so I am giving it a 7.5 out of 10.