Check out this movie!
A year or so ago, my good friend and occasional producer Matt Compton showed me a work-in-progress of a naturalistic horror feature he’d produced with The Blair Witch Project‘s Eduardo Sanchez. Written, directed, and produced by Scott Leberecht, it was called “Midnight Son,” and it was made on a serious shoestring but the movie really stuck with me. The cast is amazing, especially Maya Parish, Zak Kilberg, and Jo D. Jonz. It immediately reminded me of Larry Fessenden‘s “Habit,” but as Dread Central’s Uncle Creepy pointed out, it also bears a strong resemblance to George Romero‘s dark vampire coming-of-age film, “Martin.” Leberecht’s directing is dark with a delicate touch, and Kays Alatrakchi‘s dark score underscores the fragility and danger of the film and the characters.
Here’s the trailer:
So before you ask, I’m NOT on the payroll. I’m just that guy who heard of that cool indie band before you did – then you started listening to them, then they blew up and sold out and you scowl every time you hear their name now because you were their fan FIRST. Seriously, I think this is a film worthy of your support, and I’m going to ask you to do something that won’t take very long. First, if you haven’t watched the trailer (above), do that. Interested? Intrigued? Of course you are. Go to the website:
In the middle of the page there’s a link to demand the film in your area. You’ll have to fill out about 4 lines of information, including your email address. Feel free to untick the box that allows eventful to send you more information (I sure unticked it). That’s it.
In case you haven’t noticed, indie film is in a bad way, and this is a way for you to easily support one of the good ones.