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The Remake of John Russo's 1982 Classic Film, "MIDNIGHT".

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In 1982, John Russo directed the film Midnight, based upon his best selling novel.  Since then it has been in constant release and is a huge hit with horror fans worldwide!

Now, with your help, John Russo will revisit his story and create an updated version of this classic film!

The Production Team

Director and Writer John Russo

Line Producer Herb Linsey

Producer Brian Chumney

Cinematographer Richard Bennett   JUST ADDED TO TEAM!

Richard helped to build one of the largest visual effects facilities in the United States in 1973, Universal Heartland. His engineering skills and expertise as a camera man added to projects such as Battlestar Gallactica, Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, and others. In 1981, he opened Cinema Engineering Co. His work there included The Thorn Birds, Return of the Living Dead, The Twilight Zone, and many other award-winning national television commercials for American Airlines, Keebler Cookies and more. Richard received an Emmy nomination as Special Visual Effects Supervisor on the Warner Brothers Mini Series V the Final Battle. Richard currently works as a Director of Photography, Producer, and Visual Effects Supervisor.

Co-Producers

Jeff Bilski is a Pittsburgh native and one of the newer members of the production team. A successful business owner in his own right, he is bringing his years of business experience and passion for movies to the team.

William Heckman from Morgantown, West Virginia, heads his own independent production company based in Morgantown, and has made several commercial productions for Comcast in both local and regional markets.  William is currently serving as President of the West Virginia Filmmakers' Guild.

Tentative Cast Cerina VincentGWAR, & Nicole Roberts JUST ADDED GUNNAR HANSEN!

Cerina Vincent

GWAR

Just Added to Cast!

JUST ADDED Gunnar Hansen: The original "Leatherface" from THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE, has signed on to play the Sheriff in the film!

Jillian KinderJillian, a West Virginia native, lives in Los Angeles, CA and has studied with Kevin Costnerʼs acting coach and at Jeff Goldblumʼs prestigious Playhouse West. Her credits include the Iindie film Polypore, We Are Marshall,  and TVʼs Greek.

The Distribution Company R2 Films

Any questions about the production or the kickstarter campaign, please email kickmidnight@gmail.com.  Please use the subject header MIDNIGHT PRODUCTION QUESTION.

Some of the Rewards Available at Various Contribution Levels

Zombie Dirt

8x10 Glossy of John Russo in Zombie Makeup

Signed Copy of New Script

T-Shirt (FRONT & BACK)

Shot Glass

Movie Posters from the Original MIDNIGHT

MIDNIGHT Novel

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    Midnight Street Cred. Feel good about opening your wallet and giving one dollar to the movie!

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    First Responders.
    You will have your name officially listed on the official "MIDNIGHT" website and get a shout out on the official Facebook Page! (With your photo if you so desire)

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    $20 reward

    7 backers

    Zombie Dirt. What a terrific gag item! You get a lab vial of dirt from the Evans City cemetery where NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD was filmed, a Certificate of Authenticity signed by John Russo, and a silver "John Russo as Tire Iron Zombie" autographed trading card, and the set of three great items can be beautifully framed for display. Hundreds havde been sold, ever since this package was first produced for Zombie Jamboree 1993. A must-have for any fan with a sense of humor. The dirt is magical -- if you wet it and rub it on your face it makes you dirty! But if you rub it on your forehead it gives you a dirty mind, if you don't already have one! + All Previous Rewards.

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    4 backers

    8x10 JOHN RUSSO IN ZOMBIE MAKE UP still from Night of the Living Dead! Signed by the one the only John Russo! + All Previous Rewards.

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    Official "MIDNIGHT" Commemorative shotglass. Break this little beauty out at your next party or social gathering and be the life of the event! You will be all like, "Yeah, I was key producer on the remake of John Russo's 1982 MIDNIGHT! Bottoms up! + All Previous Rewards.

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    $50 reward

    2 backers

    MINI POSTER from the 1982 film "MIDNIGHT", Signed by John Russo! + 8x10 "MIDNIGHT" Movie Poster Prototype + All Previous Rewards.

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    $50 reward

    4 backers

    A Signed copy of the new script by John Russo.

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    $100 reward

    6 backers

    FULL SIZE POSTER FROM ORIGINAL 1982 "MIDNIGHT" Film! + Personal Thank You Call from John Russo + All Previous Rewards.

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    $250 reward

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    T-Shirt + All Previous Rewards.

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    $500 reward

    1 backer

    Two Tickets to film's wrap party + Digital copy of the new script + hard copy of the original script signed by John Russo. You provide transportation to party (TBA) + All Previous Rewards.

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    $500 reward

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    Two tickets to one of the World Premieres for the MIDNIGHT remake! +TWO T-Shirts + All Previous Rewards

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    $1,000 reward

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    All previous rewards + FOUR Tickets to the wrap party + Copy of the new Book, Copy of the original Movie + All Previous Rewards.

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    4 Tickets to the one of the World Premieres of MIDNIGHT + FOUR T-Shirts + All Previous Rewards!

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    $2,500 reward

    1 backer

    Associate Producer Credit on Film and IMDB +
    A Dinner with John Russo and Cast members from the remake of "MIDNIGHT". Venue to be determined + All Previous Rewards.

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    Walk on Role, and Co-Executive Producer credit and IMDB + Limited edition signed copy of "NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD" script by John Russo and George Romero! + All Previous Rewards.

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    Speaking role in film + Executive Producer Credit + All Previous Rewards.

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Funding period

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