With games, as with life, sometimes it’s play or be played. But beware when it’s play or be prey…
And that seems to sum up the upcoming Anchor Bay release, The Midnight Game. The film, written and directed by A.D. Calvo (House of Dust, The Melancholy Fantastic), was an official selection at the 2013 Miami International Film Festival, Telluride Horror Show Film Festival, and SF Indie fest’s Another Hole in the Head International Genre Film Festival. It tells the story of a group of high school students who play a pagan ritual on a dare and find themselves trapped in an endless cycle of their worst fears.
OK, this is by far not the first Among Friends, Surviving the Game, Stay Alive… and if you’re talking about pagan rituals, well I always default to The Gate.movie to utilize a game as a part of its plot, just look at
But as cliche as it might be to use a game or a pagan ritual as your film’s catalyst, The Midnight Game still looks promising for genre fans. We have a bunch of screen shots in the gallery above, and as soon as the trailer is made available, we’ll let you in on that too. By then we hope to have a better idea of how The Midnight Game will look and feel.
The movie stars Guy Wilson (Breaking Bad, Little Black Book, The Open Door, The Moon and He), Renee Olstead (The Secret Life of the American Teenager, 13 Going on 30), Shelby Young (American Horror Story, Wild Child, The Social Network), Valentina de Angelis (Bereavement, Everlasting, Off the Map), and Spencer Daniels (Star Trek, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button).
The Midnight Game Synopsis:
In this eerie chiller inspired by true events, Olstead stars as a partying teen whose friends decide to perform an ancient pagan ritual found online called “The Midnight Game”: Candles are lit. A drop of blood is spilled. Your worst fear is confessed and an entity is summoned. But if the rules are not followed exactly, punishment is promised. Tonight, the game is not being taken seriously. A demonic horror has been unleashed, and now, even daylight cannot stop the nightmares that may destroy them all. Are you ready for the arrival of The Midnight Man?
Rock Hard \m/