Imagine heading home from a New Year’s party and running over a man on your way home. Now imagine finding a note in his pocket with your address on it! That is the premise of MIDNIGHTERS starring Alex Essoe (Starry Eyes, Tales of Halloween). The film is available today in theaters, VOD and Digital HD.
Lindsey and Jeff Pittman (Alex Esso and Dylan McTee) are a young couple on their way home from a New Year’s Eve party. Tensions are a little high in their relationship because Lindsey is the bread winner and an over all boss. Jeff hasn’t been as lucky. Tonight seems to be a good night though, that is until Jeff hits someone on a dark road on the way home. Knowing that they have been drinking they choose to take the body back to their place and figure it out. When checking his pockets they find a paper with an address…their address! Why was he on his way to their house and what did he want? It isn’t long before a knock on the door brings questions, answers, money, and death.
MIDNIGHTS is a solid thriller, that showcases Alex Esso like we have never seen her before. Lindsey is strong, smart, and a bit ruthless. I have to admit that I was a bit afraid of Esso in this role. It’s a commanding performance that shows another layer to this fantastic actress. As husband Jeff, Dylan McTee is both relatable and opportunistic. A man trying to find is equal footing in a lopsided relationship. There is an air of desperation in his performance that completes the character. Also impressive is Ward Horton as Smith. A mysterious cop that may or may not be investigating the accident. Finally Perla Haney-Jardine as Lindsey’s sister Hannah is intriguing as a young girl with secrets of her own.
There are a lot of twists and turns in this one and the end may surprise you. you may not see what’s coming and no matter what you guess, you will keep talking about this one. If you want a thriller that will keep you on the edge, MIDNIGHTERS is for you!