Saturday, October 27, 2012

Day 302

Hallowe'en Week

movie: Midnight Movie
starring: Daniel Bonjour, Michael Swan
genre: Horror
year: 2008
format: Online

plot: A small movie house decides to show a rare slasher film from the 1970's, five years after the film's star went on a rampage killing patients in a mental hospital. Only they never found the bodies. Before they know it, the movie goers find themselves the targets of what they think is a copycat killer

I'd love to say this was completely original, but there were elements that reminded me of one of the Nightmare on Elm Street films, and the horror film Popcorn from the early 1990's.
But with that said, this film still had a fresh take on the slasher films that were so popular in the last 40 years.

It blends the teen slasher movies with the mystical side of the recently popular paranormal thrillers, given that every time a person is killed their souls end up becoming part of the film strip.

There is a scene in the opening, where the killer is performing a ritual filled with occult symbols in his own blood while his movie is being shown.  Nothing else is explained on this regard, but we're left to assume he found away to open a portal to the film and entered. There he could live it over and over again.

This is one where you sort of want a sequel just to tie up some backstory loose ends.

what do i think i learned from this film?
You can't always trust what you see, and sometimes things have no reason just a rhythm.

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