When I saw the film, I wrote that ‘Jeremy Gardner and Christian Stella’s After Midnight was probably Movies In Focus’ favourite film from Mayhem 2019. A relationship drama/comedy/horror, this delivers on almost every level. The film follows the 10 year relationship between Hank (Jeremy Gardner) and Abby (Brea Grant) and the strange creature that lives in the woods outside their house. That’s an over simplification of this quirky little film. Sure, it’s a little ponderous, but it’s fresh, fun and emotive.’
The movie is getting a release from the mighty Arrow and it’s available on The Arrow Video Channel and Digital HD now and then getting a limited edition Blu-ray release on 8 June.
The double disc blu-ray appears to be loaded with all sorts of great goodies from commentaries and interviews to behind-the scenes material galore. It looks like a great disc to own. Long live physical media!
Ten years into his small-town romance with Abby, bartender Hank wakes up alone in an empty home with nothing but a cryptic parting note for company. As Hank drinks himself into heartbreak and depression, Abby’s sudden departure soon becomes the least of his concerns as a mysterious monster starts clawing at his door on a nightly basis.
As the threat outside his door intensifies, Hank calls on Abby’s police officer brother Shane and best friend Wade for help. With no trace of the monster – and his behaviour becoming more erratic – his friends remain unconvinced of the creature lurking outside, and Hank slips further into his own paranoia and loneliness.