A Startling & Shocking Adventure - As Three College Students Take a Strange Detour to the Land of the LIVING DEAD!
A teenage girl runs away from home because police officer/stepfather puts the moves on her. Hitchhiking to California, she's picked up by two guys who are also traveling cross-country. Along the way, they decide to camp out in the woods and run across a family of Satanists who keep their dead mother in the attic.
My decision to watch Midnight was based purely on the fact that it was the DVD sat atop my very slowly shrinking 'To Watch' pile. Unfortunately I didn't find the film to be particularly good. It's not that it was boring, it just failed to engage me and I didn't find myself really caring for any of the characters or their fates. Usually I find with low-budget horror there is at least one redeeming feature, be it a quirky character or unique scene, but Midnight had nothing going for it. The plot took far too long to really kick in, the villains are poorly established and the victims sorely under-developed, and the complete lack of tension throughout made watching this…
Too lousily made to garner much entertainment.
There's nothing to recommend about this film, basically everything about it is terrible and yet I loved it. I can't explain why, the acting is piss poor, the plot is flimsy and stupid and the end just stops rather than concludes. I couldn't advise anyone to watch it, but I had a great time watching.
Lousy editing, dopey dialogue, dull lighting, appalling acting, lurching storyline, plot holes aplenty, not-so special effects and amateur photography.
They're all here, and yet for some unfathomable reason I DO like this runt of the litter film.
A horror film directed by John Russo that's often so ridiculous and awful, it has to be seen to be believed. The movie makes Lawrence Tierney, who plays a creep who makes a pass at his stepdaughter, into its protagonist before it's over!
Fairly dull semi-slasher written and directed by John Russo, renowned screenwriter of the epochal zombie classic Night of the Living Dead. The rambling plot follows a teenage runaway who hooks up with a pair of grocery thieves headed for Florida, although the exact reason for their journey isn't explicitly clear. As they push deeper into the South they encounter small-town bigotry (one of the roadtrippers is African-American) before stumbling into the clutches of a rural blood cult. Lawrence Tierney plays the runaway girl's predatory stepfather, a drunken policeman searching for clues to her whereabouts (presumably so he can bring her back home and give her the pickle tickle).
Midnight has its share of sudden shocks and graphic bloodletting, but these…