Lost After Dark

Synopsis: In this clever homage to '80s slasher films, a group of teenagers looking to party get stranded when their ride breaks down and end up being stalked by a cannibalistic killer.
Genre: Horror
Director(s): Ian Kessner
  3 nominations.
89 min


Laurie, run!

Somebody help!


At the mall,

the video arcade

It's the same game

that we've played

If the boys come out tonight

Gonna see what...

I know.

I know, it's like fate

or something.

Tobe, you scared me to death.

Sorry, are you ready to go?

My dad's taking me.

It's three blocks away.

I'll see you at school.

Yeah, that was Tobe outside.

He's such a sweetheart.

I'm so glad he's gonna be there.

I can't believe

we're doing this.

My dad would kill me

if he found out.

Hang on.

Um... hold on.

Okay, come in.

Hey, kiddo.

Got a sec?

Um, yeah.

Hey, I gotta go, Jamie.

Yeah, I'll see you at school.

Okay, bye.

That's a lot of clothes

for one weekend.

It's my first sleepover.

I figure better

safe than sorry, right?

I haven't seen you this excited

in a long time.

I'm just nervous, I guess.

I don't have to go.

I can call Jamie back right now.

No. We gotta stop

burning that candle.

Laurie is cut from the same

cloth as your mother.

"Born to wander,"

your grandfather used to say.

And I knew that

as soon as she fell

for these long-haired

free-loving types,

she already had one foot

out the door.

Now, if she comes home, great.

It'll be open arms

and Thanksgiving dinners.

But you gotta worry

about you, too.

So you're going to this dance,

and you're gonna go

spend the weekend

with Jamie like you planned.

But you'll be all alone.

Don't you worry about me.

This weekend, just be 17, okay?


All right.

Did you come in here

just to give me a pep talk?

Pretty much.

I'll see you downstairs.

Reject, reject

Reject, reject

Goddamn vandal.

You may not

respect authority, son,

but while you're on my campus,

you will respect the institution

placed here by

the good people of Michigan.

Let's go find the janitor.

You look beautiful.

You're just saying that

because you're my dad.

No, I'm saying that

'cause it's the truth.

Now get out of the car.

I will be home Sunday

before "60 Minutes."

Yeah, get out of here.


Look at that dress.

You look amazing.

Shut up, you do.

I've never done this before.

Sneaking out? Lying to my dad?

Ever since Laurie left, I...

Nuh. We are not telling

sad stories this weekend.

Happy thoughts.

Right. Happy thoughts.

Sean and Adrienne

sitting in a tree.

- K-I-S-S...

- Stop!

We just flirted.

He probably does it

with everyone.

Not this weekend, he doesn't.

- I gotta go grab my bag.

- Okay, I'll meet you outside.

I'm gonna get you laid.

Okay, coast is clear.

Man, I cannot believe

I let y'all talk me into this.

What else were you gonna be

doing this weekend?

Wasn't gonna be committing

a felony, I know that.

What do you think, Tobe?

I'm you're asking me

if I can get it started,

the answer's hell, yeah!

All right, dude.

Come on.

One, two, three.

Go. Go!

Get your big ass in there, man.

Quit shoving, all right?

Hey, man, it's all fun and games

until someone loses an eye,

all right?

Grab the bags.

Don't you walk away from me,

young lady!

I didn't do anything!

Maybe not yet, but you shouldn't

be hanging around

with those boys.

And that outfit is unacceptable.

What are you doing out here?

The dance is inside.

What's the matter

with what I'm wearing?

Gotta get with the times, Mr. C.

This isn't the same world

your parents grew up in.

You carry mace?

A.B.P., that's my motto.

Always be prepared.

When I was in the bush

with the 101st,

you can sure bet, little missie,

that we were prepared

for anything.

'Cause that was back in the day

when men were men

and women knew it.

Don't look at me with those

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