Having directed episodes of The Walking Dead and served as an editor on shows like Alias and Battlestar Galactica, Julius Ramsay makes his feature debut with the intriguing thriller Midnighters.
Here’s the official synopsis;
“Midnight, New Year’s Eve: when all the hopes of new beginnings come to life – except for Lindsey and Jeff Pittman, whose strained marriage faces the ultimate test after they cover up a terrible crime and find themselves entangled in a Hitchcockian web of deceit and madness. From director Julius Ramsay, Midnighters is a layered, enigmatic thriller set in the Gothic backwoods of New England – the perfect place to get away with murder.
Midnighters is the first feature-length film by Julius Ramsay (The Walking Dead, Scream, Outcast). Starring Alex Essoe (Starry Eyes, The Neighbor), Perla Haney-Jardine (Steve Jobs, Kill Bill 2, Spider-Man 3), and Ward Horton (Annabelle, Pure Genius), the film is a taught noir thriller in the vein of Blood Simple, Shallow Grave, and Blue Ruin.”
While it might sound like a subplot from FX’s mighty fine Fargo series, Midnighters offers a twist to the tried and tested genre. The comparison to Blood Simple, Shallow Grave and Blue Ruin immediately creates lofty expectations, but the film is already receiving rave reviews after its recent festival screenings.
There’s no word yet on a UK release date, so, for now, you’ll have to make do with the official trailer. We’ll let you know as soon as a UK date is announced.