Midnight Movie (2008)

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  • IMDb page: Midnight Movie (2008)
  • Rate: 4.9/10 total 2,022 votes 
  • Genre: Horror | Thriller
  • Release Date: 6 January 2009 (USA)
  • Runtime: USA:82 min
  • Filming Location: Chandler Valley Center Studios – 13927 Saticoy Street, Van Nuys, Los Angeles, California, USA
  • Budget: $1,000,000(estimated)
  • Director: Jack Messitt
  • Stars: Rebekah Brandes, Daniel Bonjour and Greg Cirulnick
  • Original Music By: Penka Kouneva   
  • Soundtrack: Blues This Morning
  • Plot Keyword: 1970s | Gore | Arcade | Cult Film | Movie In Title

Writing Credits By:

    (in alphabetical order)

  • Mark Garbett  writer
  • Jack Messitt  writer

Known Trivia

    Plot: 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.  »

    Story: 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.


    Synopsis: At a run down theater in a sleepy suburban town, a group of friends attend the midnight screening of a 1970s cult horror film. These unsuspecting teenagers are unaware that the director and star of the movie made a bloody escape from a psych ward five years earlier and may still be on the loose.

    As the midnight movie begins, the kids heckle the old black-and-white scenes. But they are jolted when the killer butchers one of their friends…on screen! They soon realize that the killing is not a prank. They are locked inside the theatre and the killer from the movie is after them!

    Caught between reality and the screen’s flickering shadows, are they becoming the unwilling stars of the very horror movie they are watching?

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    Produced By:

    • Kacy Andrews known as producer
    • Leica Cruz known as line producer
    • Liam Finn known as producer
    • Michael Gleissner known as executive producer
    • Albert Hasson known as co-producer
    • Albert Hasson known as line producer
    • Jacques Thelemaque known as producer

    FullCast & Crew:

    • Rebekah Brandes known as Bridget
    • Daniel Bonjour known as Josh
    • Greg Cirulnick known as Mario
    • Mandell Maughan known as Samantha
    • Stan Ellsworth known as Harley
    • Melissa Steach known as Babe
    • Jon Briddell known as Detective Barrons
    • Michael Swan known as Dr. Wayne
    • Michael Schwartz known as Sully
    • Justin Baric known as Timmy
    • Brea Grant known as Rachael
    • Shaun Ausmus known as Kenny
    • Carol Stanzione known as Mother
    • Lee Main known as Killer
    • Ashley Black known as Jackie
    • Jim Mahoney known as Bobby
    • Kathryn Aagesen known as Monica
    • Dinora Walcott known as Lucinda
    • Arthur Roberts known as Radford
    • Christopher Page known as Dr. Cashin
    • Michael Gleissner known as Police Chief
    • Henry Watkins known as Patrick
    • Aaron Massey known as Cop #1
    • Sean Matic known as Cop #2
    • Christian Badami known as Jimmy
    • Patrick Viall known as Dan
    • Richard Magarey known as Doctor
    • Laury Prudent known as Nurse
    • Bebe Pham known as Roxanne
    • Jazmine Valte known as Police Dispatch
    • Roy Samuelson known as Moviegoer #1
    • Linda Sunshine known as Moviegoer #2
    • Joe Taborek known as Psych Ward / Basement Torture Victim
    • Dan Petrando known as Psych Ward / Basement Torture Victim
    • Tiffany Pulvino known as Nurse
    • Christopher Michael Casey known as Rick (uncredited)

    ..{tab=Supporting Department}Makeup Department:

    • Michelle Chung known as key makeup artist
    • Brian Hicks known as makeup department head
    • Dalton Kutsch known as special makeup effects artist
    • Abby Lyle known as makeup artist
    • Myles O'Reilly known as key makeup effects
    • Laury Prudent known as makeup artist

    Art Department:

    • Kurt Altschwager known as carpenter
    • Barry Boen known as set dresser (as Barry Kappelman)
    • Anthony Castellano known as art production assistant
    • Ryan Cochran known as leadman
    • Adam Deyoe known as art production assistant
    • Sarah Farragalla known as on-set dresser
    • Steve Fish known as art production assistant
    • Morgan Gillio known as art production assistant
    • Mark Gregg known as set dresser
    • John Hale known as art production assistant
    • Aaron Irvine known as art production assistant
    • Matthew Karam known as leadman (as Matt Karam)
    • Nathan Lay known as art production assistant
    • Lance Lindahl known as set dresser
    • Stephen McCabe known as set dresser
    • Robert McDaniel known as set construction labor
    • Zac McDiarmid known as art production assistant
    • Ann Nord known as prop master (as Elizabeth Ann Nord)
    • James Obed known as set construction labor
    • Ryan Okholm known as art production assistant
    • Brian Ollman known as additional production designer
    • Logan Olson known as set dresser
    • Jesse Poupis known as carpenter
    • Laura Rigby known as art production assistant
    • Sarani Sosa known as art production assistant
    • Jake Spivak known as construction coordinator (as Jacob Spivak)
    • Joshua Stricklin known as additional art director
    • Erika Toth known as set dresser
    • Daniel Van Hart known as swing
    • Brandon Waits known as on-set dresser
    • Erika Wakker known as art production assistant (2008)
    • Eric Wallace known as art production assistant
    • Christian Washburn known as on-set dresser


    Production Companies:

    • Bigfoot Entertainment

    Other Companies:

    • ABS Payroll & Production Accounting Services  accounting services
    • ABS Payroll & Production Accounting Services  payroll services
    • Accounting Services  accounting services
    • Addison – Firminus  accounting services
    • Alternative Rentals  vfx cameras
    • Bigfoot Studios  cameras & lighting
    • Bigfoot Studios  sound editorial facility
    • Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment  dollies
    • Clairmont Camera  additional camera equipment
    • Deluxe  film processing
    • Filmmakers Alliance  production services
    • Hacienda Post  additional sound design
    • Hollywood Studio Rental  stages
    • J.L. Fisher  dolly
    • Kennard's Caterers  catering services
    • Noel Construction  set construction company
    • Pixel Magic  visual effects
    • Post Group, The  digital post finishing facility
    • Post Group, The  post-production facilities
    • Post Group, The  video dailies
    • Sunrise to Sunset  catering services
    • Uncut Casting Services  extras/stand-ins/extra casting


    • Peace Arch Entertainment Group (2009) (USA) (DVD)
    • Arsenal Pictures (2008) (non-USA) (all media)
    • AMG Entertainment (2009) (Japan) (DVD) (rental)
    • Bigfoot Ascendant Distribution
    • E-net Frontier (2009) (Japan) (DVD)
    • Krause & Schneider Multimedia (KSM) (2008) (Germany) (DVD)
    • Ovation Entertainment (2010) (Australia) (DVD)
    • Peace Arch Home Entertainment

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    Special Effects:

    • Lunar Effects

    Visual Effects by:

    • Stirling Belafonte known as post production consultant (as Sterling 'Cracker' Belefant)
    • Kevin Fisher known as rotoscope artist
    • Patrick Flanagan known as 2D artist
    • Tyler Foell known as digital effects supervisor
    • Cristina Lee known as title designer
    • Jan Leung known as additional visual effects
    • Jan Leung known as digital intermediate colourist
    • Steven Lloyd known as 2D artist (as Steve Lloyd)
    • Jeff Mailes known as 2D artist
    • Ray McIntyre Jr. known as visual effects supervisor
    • Brad Moylan known as 2D artist
    • Kristoffer Villarino known as title designer

    Release Date:

    • USA 27 September 2008 (Chicago Horror Film Festival)
    • USA 24 October 2008 (limited)
    • USA 6 January 2009
    • UK 19 April 2010 (DVD premiere)
    • USA 5 May 2011 (new cut)

    MPAA: Rated R for bloody horror violence/gore, language, some sexual content and brief nudity


    Filmography links and data courtesy of The Internet Movie Database

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