Monday, December 13, 2010

Midnight Movie gets rehashed in Cineplex

What's worse than a remake or a reboot? How about stealing an idea from a low-budget horror gem and pushing forward with a film of your own.

Mandate Pictures, who produced The Grudge, Drag Me To Hell and The Strangers, is developing Cineplex, a horror movie about a group of teens being stalked in a movie theatre by the same killer they are watching on screen.

Sound familiar? That's because it's the same plot for Midnight Movie, which Shawn and I reviewed months ago on our podcast. We both gave it a Good because it was an original idea and well made despite the minimal budget. It's a fun premise, and could benefit from a bigger budget, but I'd recommend checking out Jack Messitt's film before giving the glossy, Hollywood-produced project a watch.

We'll keep you informed on the film as it develops. In the meantime, check out the trailer for Midnight Movie.

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