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.
First thing about this film is that it is going to be debated if this is horror or not. There are definitely some disturbing images that happen in this film. The overwhelming feel is definitely dark and grows as more information is discovered. This story and concept for this film was great in my eyes. After leaving a New Years’ Eve party, this married couple hits a man walking down a road in the woods. They think he dies as they are trying to take him to the hospital. That is only the beginning of their nightmare.
The acting of Alex Essoe was worth the viewing of the film to me. The film really makes you question who you should trust and what person you think is right. Essoe is Lindsey and starts off weak, but only in the sense that she does whatever her husband, Jeff (Dylan McTee), wants. She is bringing in all the income and they are struggling financially. As the film goes though, she has a great change of character that is fun to see.
To complicate matters for this married couple is Lindsay’s sister Hannah (Perla Haney-Jardine). She is a screw up who always seems to be in trouble. The police show up the morning after the crime, bringing back their license plate that fell off the front of the car. They make up a story about hitting a deer, but they don’t stay on the same page. Another mystery man and 50k in cash are also in the mix.
Now with that said, I would recommend this film. It was a film that I never heard anything about and I thought having no expectations for this helped me enjoy it even more. The story had me interested and kept me guessing until the end. Essoe was great in this film. I thought the rest of the cast was solid as well. The effects were another positive along with the editing and the score of the film. Not everyone would probably look at this as horror, but I think of how brutal it goes I consider it one. I definitely found this to be a good film and would recommend giving it a viewing.