Midnight Skater (DVD)
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"Peppered with gratuitous violence and low-brow humor...the kind of movie that would make H.G. Lewis proud." -- UtterTrash.net
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There is an equally bad subplot which involves zombies because zombies sell movies. Cheap special effects, bad acting, and dialouge.
F-bomb, sex, male nudity, necrophilia, and a severed organ. 5 stars on the MST scale.
F-bomb, sex, male nudity, necrophilia, and a severed organ.
So I started hearing about local filmmaker (I'm using "local" kind of loosely, he's about an hour away) Luke Campbell a few years ago, but it took me until now to track down a copy of Midnight Skater. And while it's the epitome of the amateur production, there are some chops. No, really.
If you just look at the surface, Midnight Skater is bad, bad, bad. The acting is awful, in almost every case (one might well put this down to Cory Maidens' mentioning in the extras that he was "somewhat inebriated" during most of the filming, and extrapolating that to the entire cast). The special effects are worse, though to be fair they're better than what Herschell Gordon Lewis was doing back in the sixties. The directing and pacing are at least competent, but there are some plot holes big enough to swallow an entire college town (to be fair, some of those are addressed in the deleted scenes). I've seen a lot of no-budget amateur productions, and, well, this one doesn't even get near the top ten.
But when you look underneath, you'll get a surprise. While the actual experience is kind of horrifying, listen to the lines being delivered so woodenly. There's a script holding all this up, and it's a damned good one. Luke and Andrew Campbell and Stacy Silvers wrote themselves a story that's got legs. Had Project Greenlight been around back in the day, I think they would've taken a long look. There are levels to this thing. There are plots, subplots, sub-sub-plots, with everything ratcheting around to look kind of like everything else; they've taken a lot of classic mystery-novel conventions and grafted them onto a horror-comedy. Great stuff.Read more ›
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Finally got a new copy of what may be my favorite movie ever! Great product, no issues.Published 1 month ago by Charles
I guess my star rating is biased since i was in this film. If you're interested at all in other works from the speedfreaks, check them out at [...]. Read morePublished on December 6, 2005 by Nicholas J. Jackson
I am a fan of fan films, and very lob budget productions. However, even after watching this and giving the director/producer props for the effort, I found this movie to be pretty... Read morePublished on November 24, 2005 by J. Cook