Terrified teenagers and Robert Englund go together like peas and carrots, so it’s reassuring to see that this clip from the upcoming Midnight Man promises some real old school horror thrills to come when it opens later this month. Not to mention that, fortunately for the teenagers, Englund isn’t the titular midnight man, but rather a Loomis-like veteran providing exposition on the spooky goings-on. He’ll also likely die horribly at the beginning of the third act.
As for the footage here, which is pulled from the opening scene, it depicts three friends “calling upon the Midnight Man. As long as they stay in the circle they’ll be safe,” but things don’t go according to plan. Unfortunately for them, the game turns out to be a summoning ritual for a demonic presence hellbent on subjecting them to their greatest fears, then murdering them. Their only chance for survival is to stick to the game’s arcane rulebook, though the Midnight Man tends to cheat a bit.
All things considered, it’s a decent premise for a horror flick and director Travis Z (of the unnecessary Cabin Fever remake) appears to have put together a pretty chilling movie here. Aside from genre stalwart Englund, we can also look forward to seeing Grayson Gabriel, Emily Haine and Lin Shaye show up, all of whom seem like the perfect combination of relatable and annoying enough to take some sadistic pleasure in watching them get menaced.
The Midnight Man is pegged for release later this month – January 22nd – on VOD platforms. After checking out the clip above, tell us, do you plan on giving it a watch once it premieres? Take to the comments section down below and let us know!