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The Vast of Night (2019)

PG-13 | | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi | 29 May 2020 (USA)
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One night in New Mexico, in the late e 1950s, a switchboard operator and radio DJ discover a strange audio frequency which could change the future forever.


Andrew Patterson


Andrew Patterson (teleplay by) (as James Montague), Craig W. Sanger (teleplay by)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sierra McCormick ... Fay Crocker
Jake Horowitz ... Everett Sloan
Gail Cronauer ... Mabel Blanche
Bruce Davis ... Billy (voice)
Cheyenne Barton ... Bertsie
Mark Banik ... Gerald
Gregory Peyton Gregory Peyton ... Benny Wade
Adam Dietrich Adam Dietrich ... Rodkey Oliver
Mallorie Rodak ... Susan Oliver
Mollie Milligan ... Marjorie Seward
Ingrid Fease ... Gretchen Hankins
Brandon Stewart ... Sam
Kirk Griffith ... Lon Stemmons
Nika Sage McKenna ... Daisy Oliver (as Nika McKenna)
Brett Brock ... Fred Seward


One night in New Mexico, in the late e 1950s, a switchboard operator and radio DJ discover a strange audio frequency which could change the future forever.

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Rated PG-13 for brief strong language | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


The mythical town Cayuga is borrowed from Cayuga Productions, Rod Serling's production company that produced The Twilight Zone. There is no such town as Cayuga, New Mexico. See more »


While 99.9% of radio and TV stations west of the Mississippi begin with the letter K, for some reason, San Antonio, TX has stations that begin with a W. See more »


Mabel Blanche: I listen to your broadcast every night. I think you're very good and I hope you can get far away from here.
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Kaike Ena Sholio
Traditional Composition
Performed by A. Kostis
Courtesy of Shanachie Entertainment
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My score mostly is because the filmmakers manage to make so much of such a tiny budget.
3 November 2019 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

"The Vast of Night" was recently purchased by Netflix and so it should soon appear on the website. For now, it's playing the film festival circuit...and I saw it at the Philadelphia Film Festival. I am glad I did, as the movie really managed to produce a huge bang for very few bucks. To make up for the low budget, the movie is very dark and makes the most of creepy music and a creepy atmosphere.

The story is designed like an installment of a 1950s teleplay--a movie made for television. It opens on a television screen and soon the camera pans in and the movie begins in earnest. It is set in a tiny Texas town and stars mostly two folks, a young man and his teenage lady friend. The pair hear strange sounds at night that are unexplained...and the rest of the town never notices since nearly everyone else is at the local high school basketball game. What are the sounds and who is responsible? Watch the film!

The director is the star her as well as the folks who created the look of the picture. A must-see for young filmmakers who need to see how to make a very good film for next to nothing! In fact, a lot of big-name Hollywood filmmakers also might benefit from seeing this as well!

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29 May 2020 (USA) See more »

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Texas, USA See more »

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2.35 : 1
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