Join Horror icons Robert Englund (A Nightmare on Elm Street) and Lin Shaye (Insidious) in The Midnight Man; a new paranormal horror film from Cabin Fever (2015) director Travis Zariwny. The film follows a group of unlucky teens who find themselves stuck in a cat-and-mouse game with the vengeful Midnight Man. Catch the trailer for the film, above.
Alex (Gabrielle Haugh) is a typical teenage girl who lives with her sick grandmother, Anna (Lin Shaye). While searching through the attic, Alex finds directions to a game, which played properly, will awaken “The Midnight Man” (Kyle Strauts), an evil being who will make your worst nightmare come true.
At first, Alex and her friends think the game is harmless fun. It is — until The Midnight Man comes to play… for real. When Dr. Goodberry (horror legend Robert Englund) comes to the house to check on Anna, he can sense The Midnight Man’s presence, and warns the kids that when The Midnight Man comes to play, he plays to win.
The Midnight Man is itself a remake (no stranger to director Zarwiny),based on Rob Kennedy’s Irish Midnight Man (2013), which was also inspired by a Pagan ritual called The Midnight Game.
The film is written by Zarwiny, based on the original screenplay by Rob Kennedy. The Midnight Man stars Robert Englund, Lin Shaye, Gabrielle Haugh, Grayson Gabriel, Emily Haine, Kyle Strauts, and Louise Linton.
As The Wrap originally reported; Cassian Elwes is producing, while Frankie Lindquist of Scooty Woop Elite is also expected to be involved in a producing capacity. Chris Lemole and Tim Zajaros are executive producing with Gussi’s Horacio Altimirano and Penny Karlin, as well as Phyllis Laing, Robert Barnum and Dave Hansen.
The Midnight Man has yet to receive a release date, but keep up to date at the Voltage Pictures website.