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All Your Fears Belong to ‘The Midnight Man’ [Trailer]

All Your Fears Belong to ‘The Midnight Man’ [Trailer]

The next film from Cabin Fever remake director Travis Nicholas Zariwny (Travis Z) is the intriguing indie The Midnight Man, which reunites him with Cabin Fever producers Cassian Elwes and Frankie Lindquist.

Horror icons Robert Englund (A Nightmare On Elm Street) and Lin Shaye (Insidious) star in the indie film that follows a girl and her friends who play a game that summons a creature known as The Midnight Man (Kyle Strauts) who uses their worst fears against them.

The trailer looks like a melting pot of horror ideas, although extraordinarily intriguing. I enjoy the concept of a self-aware slasher of sorts that’s playing an actual game with his victims. There’s a ton of rules, plenty of gore, and it looks potentially scary too. Sign me up for this game…

The Midnight Man is based on the old Pagan ritual “The Midnight Game,” though it doubles as an American remake of Rob Kennedy’s low-budget 2013 feature that was made in Ireland.

Alex (Gabrielle Haugh) is a typical teenage girl who lives with her sick grandmother, Anna (Lin Shaye). While searching through the attic, Alex finds directions to a game, which played properly, will awaken “The Midnight Man” (Kyle Strauts), an evil being who will make your worst nightmare come true. At first, Alex and her friends think the game is harmless fun. It is—until The Midnight Man comes to play…for real. When Dr. Goodberry (horror legend Robert Englund) comes to the house to check on Anna, he can sense The Midnight Man’s presence, and warns the kids that when The Midnight Man comes to play, he plays to win.

The film’s cast includes Gabrielle Haugh, Grayson Gabriel, Summer Howell, Keenan Lehmann, Meredith Rose, Michael Sirow and Kyle Strauts, the latter of whom plays the title character.



  • Rohan

    Wasn’t Midnight Man an indie horror game like several years ago.

    • Brian McNatt

      Yeah, I remember Markiplier playing it. Going back even further, as far as I can tell it all started as a creepypasta. So hey, there’s an interesting pop culture milestone to put alongside Channel Zero.

  • I don’t know, this could be a solid flick but as i watched the trailer all I thought was “the bye bye man”.

  • nicholasmwalker

    this looks surprisingly watchable

  • Necro

    Actually looks good, but then again so do a lot of films when you just see the trailer. I remember thinking that about ‘The Black Room’ with Lin Shaye and Natasha Henstridge, it sucked absolute shit! Hopefully this turns out to be much better!

    • MrX13

      I hope the movie is somewhat decent as well.

      As for The Black Room, the trailer looked good but after watching it, it was a horrible movie. Plain stupid, gave it a thumbs down on Netflix

  • Pumpkin Witch

    The Midnight Man Cometh: Day Man hahahaaaaa, fighter of the Night Man hahahaaaaaa, champion of the sun…
    Looks interesting… If it’s not a jump scare fest, it might be a really enjoyable movie.

  • J Jett

    this looks promising. the lead girl (Gabrielle Haugh) was the lead girl in JEEPERS CREEPERS 3 and she was horrible in that movie. i hope she’s better in this new film.

    • MrX13

      Still haven’t seen Jeepers Creepers 3, how is that one?

      • J Jett

        unfortunately it’s a huge disappointment. apparently Creeper jacked his truck up to where Batman would be jealous. i won’t spoil anything for you but his truck is the main antagonist of the film. also the movie retcons JEEPERS CREEPERS 2 (again, i won’t spoil anything for you). and Trish is literally only in the film for 60 seconds. JC3 was a complete waste and was NOT necessary. why make a film set between JC1 and JC2? exactly what the Creeper is and what his history is is brought up in the film (2 characters officially learn exactly what Creeper is) and then it’s just dropped leaving us viewers still with 100% nothing answered/revealed. i still can’t figure out why Salva chose to make part 3 like this.

        • MrX13

          Mmmmm, I don’t know. I guess it’s no rush to see it then. I will eventually.

  • turk

    Honestly, is Robert Englund being in a movie a selling point? I know there is nostalgia for his NOES movies, and he’s a decent actor. But, nowadays him being in a film is a red flag that it is a low budget B-movie. He’s like the horror version of DeNiro. And “from the director of the ‘Cabin Fever’ remake” definitely is NOT a selling point.

  • ScaryLarryV

    Far as I am concerned Travis Nicholas Zariwny can go fuck himself after completely ruining Cabin Fever with that atrocious remake, what kinda shit is that?!!! Who is letting this douche bag direct or be apart of movie making at all?!!

  • MrX13

    Looks ok to watch! That’s why you don’t play games that were buried in the attic, basement, or anything, especially if it’s way too old…forget that!

  • Micah Unice

    Release date?

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