Kill. Cover it up. Repeat
That’s the tagline for Julius Ramsay’s new thriller ‘Midnighters’ and the film just premiered at the L.A Film Festival yesterday and the trailer makes us wish we’d been there to see it first.
The film’s official synopsis is as follows, and just reading it seems interesting, but after you watch the trailer, those words truly come to life.
‘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.’
The trailer shows the young couple, Jeff and Lindsey, as their year starts off with a joyous and hopeful sentiment. They’re at a party with friends, they’re enjoying the promise of a new year, and then…the unthinkable happens as they start their trip back home. When they hit a stranger on their ride home, Jeff screams at Lindsey to just go home where they pull into a garage and take the man’s body out of their vehicle.
They start looking for identification and they find a slip of paper with THEIR address on it. That means the man walking in the dark was headed to their home… and things only get weirder from there.
A detective shows up, there’s a bloody tooth extraction, and then Lindsey’s sister tells her that she can’t trust Jeff. Yep, Jeff is the name of her husband.
There are more flashes of violence, the detective getting alarmingly creepier in each snippet of a scene we see him in, and a suitcase full of money. Needless to say, there are a lot of secrets that will be uncovered through the film and it’s going to lead to something huge.
While there’s no official debut date set yet, the film did just premiere (as we said earlier) so we anticipate more information coming out about it very soon.
Are you drawn in after seeing the trailer? Do you get the Hitchcock vibe from it too? Let us know.