The Midnight Man a game that results in the presence of a malevolent figure (2019)
What your fear the titular monster in travis zariwnys horror movie the midnight man repeatedly asks his potential victims. The question is apparently intended to elicit information that he will use against them the answers arent particularly interesting but audience members will probably want to reply having to watch the rest of this terrible movie. Like the moviemaker wholly unnecessary 2016 remake of eli roths cult horror classic cabin fever the midnight man is also derivative. Its a remake of a 2013 irish movie of the same name directed by rob kennedy which was never released in america.
The pics main selling point is the presence of two horror movie icons robert englund who will always be best known for his truly frightening freddy krueger in the nighmare on elm street franchise and lin shaye star of the insdious series you cant help get the feeling that they are slumming here.
As with so many horror movie the story concerns a game that produces deadly results you’d think kids would have learned to stop playing them by now. A 1953 set prologue shows several children hunddled together within a circle of salt playing a game named for what later described as a pagan entity known as the midnight man. Needless to say the game doesnt end well with one little boy suffering a fate similar to the child in the opening sequences of it.
The story picks up decades later with one of the players anna shaye now a dementia addled elderly woman who lives in her rundown mansion with her caretaker granddaghter alex gabrielle haught. One day anna asks alex to retrieve a hand mirror fromt he attic. Venturing into the darkened space alex encounters objects ranging from a male mannequin to a handgun. she also finds a box containing the paraphernalia necessary to play the midnight man game. Alex begins to play it with her friend miles grayson gabriel and that when all hell breaks loose.The Midnight Man a game that results in the presence of a malevolent figure,