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“MIDNIGHTERS,” with “STARRY EYES” star, gets a release date

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 | News

By MICHAEL GINGOLD

Alex Essoe, who first made a mark as the lead of Kevin Kolsch and Dennis Widmyer’s STARRY EYES, toplines the new psychothriller MIDNIGHTERS, which played festivals last year and now has a confirmed release date.

IFC Midnight will open MIDNIGHTERS March 2 in select theaters and on VOD and digital platforms. The film was directed by Julius Ramsay, whose credits include THE WALKING DEAD, from a script by Alston Ramsay, and the cast also includes Perla Haney-Jardine (DARK WATER, KILL BILL VOL. 2), Dylan McTee, Ward Horton, Andrew Rothenberg and Joseph Anderson. The synopsis: “Midnight, New Year’s Eve: when all the hopes of new beginnings come to life—except for Lindsey and Jeff Pittman [Essoe and McTee], whose strained marriage faces the ultimate test after they cover up a terrible crime and find themselves entangled in a Hitchcockian web of deceit and madness. MIDNIGHTERS is a layered, enigmatic thriller set in the Gothic backwoods of New England–the perfect place to get away with murder.” Check out a clip from the movie and its original poster below, visit its official website and look for more on MIDNIGHTERS as its release gets closer.

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and spent 28 years as a writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. In addition to RUE MORGUE, he currently writes for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM, IndieWire.com, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM and others. His book THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press) is out this fall, and he has contributed liner notes and featurettes to a number of Blu-ray and DVD releases. Among his screenplay credits are SHADOW: DEAD RIOT and LEECHES!, and he is currently working on THE DOLL with director Dante Tomaselli.