Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Midnight (1982)

How bad is it? Minor forgettable slasher film.
Should you see it? Only if you've seen The Hills Have Eyes and Texas Chainsaw Massacre dozens of times.

A girl leaves her abusive alcoholic father and connects with two young thieves. They run from the authorities only to wind up in the hands of hillbilly satanists. This has a small following, as the writer/director, John Russo, was also involved with "Night of the Living Dead" - it should be noted that he also did "Santa Claws," which is closer to this in quality. Tom Savini reportedly did the effects. Lawrence Tierney has a role. All the action takes place in the last third and it's nothing special; perhaps the one saving grace is that there's no rape scene. It's cheaply made, poorly acted and somewhat confused. There was a sequel made in 1993; I haven't seen it yet.

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