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After Midnight

A teacher invites some of his students to his home for private lessons about fears.
United States
1989
Feature Film
Realism: 
Plausible
Supernatural
Anthology
Tale Amount: 
3
Animals: 
Dog
Insects: 
Beetle
Stalker: 
Sneaker
Trespasser
Trickster: 
Lurer
Prankster
Catastrophes: 
Fire

The Old Dark House

A couple take refuge in a seemingly abandoned house after their car broke down.

A Night on the Town

Four girls looking for fun cross paths with a perverted gas attendant and his dogs.

All Night Messenger

A receptionist is targeted by a stalker.

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A lesson in fear...
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5.04
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6
3
3
3

The Old Dark Houses

A Night on the Town

All Night Messenger

Dialog
Plot
Ambiance
A teacher wants to break down the rudiments of fear as a survival mechanism and tells three horrifying stories to his students to make his point. The first is about a couple who take refuge in a scary house after their car broke down. The second is about four girls who run into a crazy gas attendant and his dogs. The last story is about a receptionist who gets stalked by a creep on the phone.
The wraparound story starts interestingly but eventually runs out of momentum. Its existence ends up being more or less justified. The three segments have limited casts and sets. The actors are decent. The casting is fine. In fact, every aspect of this film is no more or less than decent. The directing is minimal and so is the writing. The dialog isn’t realistic but it gets the story across.
All stories are plausible, so don’t expect supernatural elements. All stories are realistic thrillers. They have solid build-up, crescendo suspense but boring and predictable endings. The same can be said about the wraparound tale. So After Midnight is not the best horror anthology movie ever made, but there is far worse out there. Fans of theses should definitely give it a try.
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