[Review] Greed Leads To Betrayal & Murder In ‘Midnighters’

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Greed leads to betrayal and murder in IFC Midnight’s film Midnighters. The film opens with a husband and wife leaving a New Year’s Eve party. While driving home their already troubled relationship will be put to the test as a tragic incident occurs and the couple is faced with a tragic incident. Their already troubled relationship will be put to the test as they attempt to cover up the crime. With a slew of fabricated stories to the authorities, the couple continues to dig themselves deeper and deeper, causing total confusion with their lies as an unlawful twist ensues.

I do apologize for the brief plot summary, with this film I felt keeping it short and sweet was essential to avoid any spoilers.

Midnighters delivers a well-constructed script that will cast much doubt on what road our characters travel on leaving the plot highly unpredictable, which was a real treat as most films lately have been drenched with predictability. From the start, I noticed that many of the scenes were poorly lit, however to my amazement this added to the already tense scenes throughout the film. Midnighters runs similar to a suspense thriller rather than a horror film, but don’t fret, I promise you there is some gore that causes moviegoers to squirm in their seats, I sure did!

The particular element of the film I found most attractive was the mear fact that people might not be who they say they are, trust no one!

With quick pacing allowing for an elevation of suspense, Midnighters is executed reasonably well, definitely a recommend.

Photo: IFC Midnight

Directed by Julius Ramsay and Written by Alston Ramsay, Midnighters released in theaters on March 2, 2018, and will be available on Demand And Digital HD.

Production company: Graystone Pictures
Distributor: IFC Midnight
Cast: Alex Essoe, Perla Haney-Jardine, Dylan McTee, Ward Horton, Andrew Rothenberg, Joseph Anderson
Director: Julius Ramsay
Screenwriter: Alston Ramsey
Producers: Alston Ramsay, Julius Ramsay
Executive producer: Burke H. Ramsay

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Ryan T. Cusick has been a diehard horror fan ever since he watched the original 'The Amityville Horror' at the tender age of three. Ryan travels to horror cons, enjoys open conversations about horror, and attends many Hollywood premieres with filmmakers: Follow him on Twitter at @Nytmare112