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Midnight Movie (2008)

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A midnight showing of an early 1970's horror movie turns to chaos when the Killer from the movie comes out of the film to attack those in the theater.


Jack Messitt


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Rebekah Brandes ... Bridget
Daniel Bonjour ... Josh
Greg Cirulnick Greg Cirulnick ... Mario
Stan Ellsworth Stan Ellsworth ... Harley
Mandell Maughan ... Samantha
Melissa Steach ... Babe
Justin Baric Justin Baric ... Timmy
Jon Briddell ... Detective Barrons
Michael Swan ... Dr. Wayne
Michael Schwartz Michael Schwartz ... Sully
Brea Grant ... Rachael
Shaun Ausmus Shaun Ausmus ... Kenny
Carol Stanzione ... Mother
Lee Main Lee Main ... Killer
Ashley Black Ashley Black ... Jackie


A midnight showing of an early 1970's horror movie turns to chaos when the Killer from the movie comes out of the film to attack those in the theater.

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for bloody horror violence/gore, language, some sexual content and brief nudity | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Official Sites:

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Release Date:

6 January 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Midnight Movie: The Killer Cut See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »


Box Office


$1,000,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Bigfoot Entertainment See more »
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Technical Specs



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The house used in the, 'movie within the movie' is the same house used for the Firefly family home in Rob Zombie's, "The Devil's Rejects". It's located at the Sable Ranch in California 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 »


Mario: You know, they say scary movies are an aphrodisiac.
Samantha: If you get turned on by this, we're breaking up.
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Crazy Credits

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 »


References The Silence of the Lambs (1991) See more »


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Pretty decent slasher movie.
3 August 2013 | by robfather_87See all my reviews

Synopsis: This movie is about some teenagers working in a midnight movie theater screening a new slasher movie. Some friends of Bridget (Rebekah Brandes) who work there come to see the movie. What they don't know is that this movie was the favorite movie of a mental institution guy who killed a lot of people in the institution right before the movie was going up on this theater. It seems like this mental guy has something to do with the things that happen in this theater. And this movie seems to be a bit cursed. What shall they do when the killer in the movie comes out of it.

Acting: It is not the best of acting from any of them but it is done at the standards that you would expect from a movie like this. No one of the actors do something noteworthy or special out of the acting, but it works fine. I can say that they do a better job then what I would call a typical B-movie standard and that is a plus. For the major actors in this one like Rebekah Brandes, she have done some other horror movies but I have not seen any of those yet. And she is also coming out with some new movies in 2013 and 2014. Daniel Bonjour has also done some movies before this but nothing worth mentioning and has some movies coming out in 2013 and 2014. Brea Grant may be one of the most famous in this movie just sad she did not have a bigger part in this movie. She may be most known for her roles in Dexter and Heroes TV Shows. The director Jack Messitt this is his first and only movie so far and that is sad because he have something going on with this movie. Cinematography: I would like to point out that it is a good setting a nice small town movie theater setting. It looks OK and nothing feels out of place. The camera work I actually liked very much. Jack Messitt did a good work behind camera. Nice worked out camera angles. I would also say that it has a very cool intro that they have done good work with. Not this usual boring intro but with some kind of fill out documents with the credited cast and crew. I feel when you have a good intro you set the mood for the audience and what they feel to expect from the rest. So the intro gets a big plus.

Music/Sound: One of my personal most important aspects of a horror movie is the music and the sounds. In this movie they had done this very good. Great sound mixing for the right moment and right scenes for the movie. And back to the intro again, I think they should have replaced the song in the intro with something a bit more horror-like. But I guess it works fine for the teenage audience, it is a teenage slasher flick after all. Out from that all music and sound was pretty good.

Costume/Make-up: Nothing much to say here everything looked good with the costumes and I really liked the killers mask well done. When it comes to the blood it was very good done. The only thing I would say here is I hate the use of bad CGI. I think that if you can't do it with the amount of money you have for the film skip trying to use CGI. It is a scene in the movie where they use some electricity to kill someone and this is too much use of in my opinion CGI. It just ruins a bit of the movie. They made movies without the CGI in old movies and you can make it now. If it looks real go for it if not just skip that part.

Summary: I think a lot of people would like this movie it is not perfect but a good movie for a late night slasher. It is the typical teenage slasher but it is done well and it has nothing very new that you have not seen before. It has those clichés you know from many of these kind of slasher movies, but it is a good movie if you like slasher movies. I would recommend it to people who likes this genre. All in all a perfect slasher if you are not looking for something very new and original stuff. I would compare it with Texas chainsaw massacre and Friday the 13th but in my eyes those are the better if you have not watched them. I don't know if I liked the ending very much but I think it works OK. As I mentioned before on this review Jack Messitt have only made this movie and I guess it is because this movies budget was at 1,000,000$ and I guess it did not go in plus. But it could also be that he did not have anything new for us after this.

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