The Midnight Game (2013)
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Normally I wouldn't watch a film if it didn't contain some kind of familiar star so this was a first for me.
I honestly believe that the ending should have been more clear and less murky. Other than that the film wasn't as bad as it could have been.
The acting wasn't the best and could have been more convincing. Some of the scenes when the girl who was going insane weren't as good as they could have been and for me the best parts of the film were the scenes when the jock walked around finding all of his friends dead.
My main question though is was it a dream or was it real because I am so confused and conflicted.
At first, you think it's going to be the same old boring "teens incite boogeyman" theme but there's always something scary about performing games that can potentially be authentic in inciting evil entities. However, after the first 20 minutes, you immediately know that you will be covering your eyes and will potentially be scared to go to bed without the lights on. I recommend that you watch this with a friend...or twelve!
My Score: 5.1
Cast=4 Acting=6 Plot=7 Ending=7 Story=3 Scare=3 Jump=5 F/X=5 Creep=6 Demon=5
After playing a pagan ritual on a dare, a group of high school students find themselves trapped in an endless cycle of their worst fears.
Full or foreshadowing, this movie was so predictable that it made me laugh. It was very cliché, but still a fun little movie with a couple of jumps and creeps to raise the heart rate a bit. I liked how the movie ended, although very predictable. Is it worth watching...sure I guess for the paranormal fan. Otherwise, you're not missing anything if you don't. Personally, I want to play the game for real and see what happens...who's with me?
Needless to say, the kids screw up and must face their worse fears, none of which involve a roofie and a frat. Of course the fun way to play the game is naked and on acid watching "Hellraiser" in the dark. but then again what isn't.
The game is rather drab, mostly due to the bland fears expressed. Jenna (Valentina de Angelis) who feared going crazy kept the story from falling flat on its face. Dialogue was rather lame. Writers dropped the ball.
Parental Guide: F-bombs. No sex or nudity.