Midnight (1982 film)

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Midnight is a 1982 film by Night Of The Living Dead co-writer John Russo. It is based on Russo's 1980 novel of the same name, published by Pocket Books (ISBN 978-0671834326) (the reprint was issued in 1982 by "Independent-International Pictures" to coincide with their film release). It was shot on location in rural Pennsylvania for $71,000 and stars Melanie Verlin from George Romero's Monkey Shines as Nancy, and Martin lead John Amplas as Abrahan. The film was produced by Donald Redinger with Make-up effects by Tom Savini. It was released on DVD by Lionsgate in the USA and Arrow video in the UK.

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Nancy is alone on the road, hitchhiking to California, away from the clutches of her sleazy stepfather. She makes friends with a pair of petty crooks on a road trip, and things take a turn for the worse when they are killed by a pair of backwoods 'cops'. Nancy is then in danger of being sacrificed to Satan himself by the wayward lawmen and their twisted siblings, in a psychotic attempt to resurrect their mother’s decomposed corpse.

Tagline: Midnight... Time to Die!

A Soundtrack album of the movie music was issued in 1982 by "TRAQ RECORDS", with music performed by "Quinessence".

In 1993, a direct-to-video sequel was released ("Midnight 2: Sex, Death & Videotape" was released). It was shot-on-tape, and except for the lone survivor from the first film ("Abraham", played by a different actor), it has nothing to do with the original film.

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