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Midnight (1982)






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In this occult horror film, director John Russo, best known for Night of the Living Dead, has created a few twists on the plot of a heroine escaping one evil, only to encounter another, even worse. Some asides on the nature of racism are thrown in for good measure. After Nancy Johnson (Melanie Verlin) runs away from home because her drunken stepfather (Lawrence Tierney) tried to rape her, she is given a ride by two men who are actually thieves, and they all end up prisoners of a Southern family of Satanists. They plan on offering Nancy to the Devil himself at midnight on Easter Sunday. Some cinematic goofs -- Easter Sunday apparently falls in autumn since the leaves are turning color outside, and the "South" looks a lot like Pittsburgh -- are somewhat off-set by the make-up artistry of Tom Savini and a lively performance by Lawrence Tierney. Yet the pace is slow and the lesser protagonists solidly one-dimensional, tipping the balance more toward the minus -- which may be a plus to some viewers.more
Rating: R
Genre: Horror
Directed By: ,
Written By: John A. Russo
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On DVD: Sep 20, 2005
Vidmark Entertainment


Melanie Verliin
as Nancy Johnson
Lawrence Tierney
as Bert Johnson
Melanie Verlin
as Nancy Johnson
Doris Hackney
as Harriet Johnson
John Amplas
as Abraham
Robin Walsh
as Cynthia
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As an early-80s footnote to a sub-genre that spawned some truly disturbing horror movies, you could probably do worse. (Like, say, Mother's Day.)

Full Review… | October 16, 2005

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Low-budget indie backwoods shocker where a runaway teen girl and two young petty thieves stumble into a group of satan worshippers who practice human sacrifice. An average film, but to be fair it does ok for its budget limitations. The violence isn't particularly graphic but there are a couple of nasty moments towards the end. Laurence Tierney's character was the best thing about the movie who you loathe early-on but then goes on a mission to redeem himself and you end up cheering him on at the end. But nothing very exciting happening here overall.

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