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 »
Det. Barrons tells Bobby that he is going to be sitting the back row. However, when Dr. Wayne arrives, he is obviously several rows in front of the back row. See more »
[Sam mocks Radford that she's already endured suffering from her father]
What Your Father Did To You Is Nothing Compared To What I Will Do
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You see flashes of images of the killer as the credits roll by. The credits are slanted giving it the feeling its being played on a big screen. 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 Scott Krippaehne and Tim Davis
Performed by Scott Krippaehne
Copyright by Scott Krippaehne See more »
Making A Teen Slasher Scary Is Hard, But Midnight Movie Pulls It Off Like No Other
Sure, it's B-Grade, the killer's costume is awful and the acting isn't particularly good. But why do we need any of that in a slasher? Since the days of Scream the slasher has been my favorite sub-genre, and finding fresh new entries can be hard. That's why I was delighted to discover Midnight Movie.
The film takes it's time establishing characters and showing off it's creepy story. Speaking of which is quite interesting.
When things do pick up, they never stop coming. The gore is delightfully over-the top and the slightly stupid characters make for speedy, fun deaths. Unlike many others, I had no irks with the killer's weapon and thought the setting was brilliant.
However, MM is not for the feint of heart. Beforementioned gore and a helping of scary atmosphere and set pieces make things rather horrifying for the typical slasher fan. So proceed with caution, oh weak stomached viewers.
All in all, MM is fresh, inventive and delightfully insane. Everything you could ask for in a slasher.
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