The Midnight Game

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The Midnight Game
Directed by A.D. Calvo
Produced by A.D. Calvo
Screenplay by Rick Dahl
Story by A.D. Calvo
  • Renee Olstead
  • Shelby Young
  • Guy Wilson
  • Valentina de Angelis
  • Spencer Daniels
  • Robert Romanus
Cinematography Eun-ah Lee
Edited by Michael Taylor
Budderfly / Goodnight Film
Distributed by Anchor Bay Entertainment
Release dates
  • March 2, 2013 (2013-03-02) (Miami International Film Festival)
  • August 12, 2014 (2014-08-12) (United States)
Country United States
Language English

The Midnight Game is a 2013 supernatural thriller film directed by A.D. Calvo based on the creepypasta of the same name. The movie had its world release on March 2, 2013 at the Miami International Film Festival and was released to DVD on August 12, 2014.[1] Filming took place Wallingford, Connecticut in April and May 2012,[2] and stars Renee Olstead.[3]


Perky blonde teenager Kaitlan (Renee Olstead) has decided to invite over a few of her friends after she finds that her parents are leaving her home alone for the weekend. She's planning for a small, relatively quiet get together with her friends Jenna (Valentina de Angelis) and Rose (Shelby Young), but Kaitlan soon finds that Rose has invited boys to the party, Shane (Guy Wilson) and Jeff (Spencer Daniels). Not wanting to seem uncool, Kaitlan allows the boys to stay and party. Eventually Shane suggests that they play The Midnight Game, where participants confess their deepest fears while performing a pagan ritual. Anyone who performs the ritual inaccurately runs the risk of running into the Midnight Man, a terrifying figure that can bring the participants' fears to life.


Critical reception[edit]

Fangoria gave The Midnight Game two and a half out of four skulls, writing "THE MIDNIGHT GAME could probably delve a little deeper into its characters’ hauntings/psychotic episodes and even add a few more visceral scares throughout, but Calvo’s ability to create atmosphere and build suspense lends welcome dimension to a film that could also have easily devolved into a series of shock cuts and big bangs—and a new blade on a vintage saw is rarely a bad thing."[4] Bloody Disgusting rated the movie at three out of five skulls, commenting that while some of the film was "generic" it was also enjoyable.[5]


  1. ^ Gingold, Michael. "Exclusive DVD art: Do you dare play “THE MIDNIGHT GAME”?". Fangoria. Retrieved 16 August 2014. 
  2. ^ McNary, Dave. "Renee Olstead strikes ‘Midnight Game’". Variety. Retrieved 16 August 2014. 
  3. ^ Turek, Ryan. "A.D. Calvo Dabbles in Witchcraft in The Midnight Game". STYD. Retrieved 16 August 2014. 
  4. ^ Macomber, Shawn. "“THE MIDNIGHT GAME” (Miami International Film Fest Review)". Fangoria. Retrieved 16 August 2014. 
  5. ^ Allen, Don. "[DVD Review] ‘The Midnight Game’ Generic But Decent". Bloody Disgusting. Retrieved 16 August 2014. 

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