Friday, October 22, 2010

After Midnight (1989)

Friday Nights are usually scary movie nights, and this one was no different. The first movie of the evening was After Midnight from 1989.

Plot / Horror anthology about a college professor teaching a course called The Psychology of Fear He brings his students to his home, one dark and stormy night to tell scary stories. The first involves a young couple whose car breaks down by an old, abandoned house. The second has four trendy teenage girls being lost in a bad part of town, and chased by a pack of vicious dogs. Last, we have an operator confronting a stalker at the answering service where she works the night shift.

This was a lot more entertaining than I imagined it would be. Yes, the stories were not perfect and it was a lot moreTales From the Darkside, than horror, but, overall, I liked it. The soundtrack was creepy, and the atmosphere cried 1980s. Couple that with some steady acting and you have a typical movie from the era. The movie lacked gore and nudity and there was some uneven parts and sub par special effects (the skeleton at the end comes to mind). However, I definitely recommend this flick if you stumble across it, the movie is tame but entertaining.

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