Dead by Midnight (11pm Central) – is a 2018 horror anthology film directed by Torey Haas, Eric Davis, Jay Holloway, Anissa Matlock and Tony Reames.
The movie stars Hannah Fierman (V/H/S, SiREN), Davi Crimmins, Michael Aaron Milligan (SiREN) and Erin Brown [aka Misty Mundae].
It’s Halloween at WKIZ when the malicious Mistress of Midnight arrives to host her annual horror movie marathon ‘Dead by Midnight’.
When the WKIZ staff begins disappearing only to turn up in the increasingly darker films, it’s up to line producer Candice Spelling to stop the Mistress of Midnight before her final and most diabolical film goes to air…
The segments are Dead Air, Blind Side, Lost Laundry, Creepy Dolls, Day Three and Jersey Devil.
“A unique aspect of Dead by Midnight (11 pm Central) which I don’t remember seeing in an anthology movie before (and probably helped keep costs down) was how actors from the overarching story would show up in some of the short film segments […] Weaving the cast members throughout the movie in various roles really made the whole collection feel more organic.” 3.5/5 The Scariest Things
“The film could have used a bit more explanation of what was going on and how the broadcast managed to affect not just the station’s staff but viewers at home. The same could be said for a couple of the segments that seemed rushed […] Overall though Dead By Midnight (11 PM Central) is an enjoyable film with a bit of gore and some monster effects (CGI, practical and stop motion).” 4/5 Voices from the Balcony
“Overall, the production values, cinematography, performances, and execution of Dead by Midnight (11 pm Central) are sound, and fans of old-school horror hosts and such television fare as Night Gallery, Monsters, Tales from the Darkside, and the like should have fun with this independent effort.” When It Was Cool
The film premiered at the Atlanta Film Festival on April 14, 2018.