Minutes Past Midnight

Synopsis: As midnight falls, all manner of terror invades the Earth. Demons, cannibals, killers, ghosts and monsters swarm the world in these tales of the supernatural, the fantastic, and the just plain horrific. Featuring nine stories hand-picked through Rue Morgue and Unstable Ground's long-running genre film festival Little Terrors, prepare to see some of the finest the world of fright has to offer. Be warned: these tales are not for the faint of heart.
Genre: Horror, Thriller
98 min


[Knife being sharpened, struggling]

[Scream (Howie Scream)]

Did you hear that?

Yeah, sounds like a cat in heat.


I read there's a lot of cougar

attacks in the area.

I was attacked by a cougar once.

Her name was Janice and she did

this thing with her tongue.

There ya go.

What if they don't like me?

Nobody likes you, Bubba.

Hey. I want this to be perfect.

Dude, you got nothing to worry about.

Who's gonna turn down a guy bearing

gifts of assorted cheeses and

what the f*ck is in (his?

It's a stain glass owl.

Couldn't just go with a bottle of wine?


Look at this place. It's so real, man.

God, it's virtuous even.

Dude, dude, this is some real

Ted Kaczynski territory around here.


- Really?

- Yeah!

These people are probably drinking

hot chocolate and playing dominoes.

You are a woman after my heart.


[cutting sound]

Oh god!

Oh my God!

Okay dude, what? What?

What the f*ck are you doing?

(stutters) R-r-r-r-r-r... S... S...

Well, lookie here.

Oh, well more fresh meat.

RUN!! RUN!!!

Shit, wrong house!

Gonna get you.

You're going the Wrong way!


C'mere, c'mere.

What the f*ck, man!

Okay, who the f*ck are those people?

Why are they here? I mean-

This one looks nice and tender.

Mu rm n erm!

My name-My name is James Cooper!

I'm Amy-Lou's son.

What's that now?

Look. Look.

Grandpa? Grandma?

Well, butter my butt and call me a biscuit.

Why didn't you just say so?

You're looking good boy.

Give your grand pappy a hug.

Welcome home, baby boy.

Welcome home!


Aaron (Offscreen): Do you want to come over

to my sleep over?

I don't think I'm allowed.

You, go to sleep.

It's past your bed time.

I don't have a bedtime.

Aaron (Offscreen): What is it?

What is it like to be asleep?

Is there a problem

with your brain?

Aaron (Offscreen): Like...

before I was born.

It was like being asleep.

Do you want to go back?

Are you sleepy now?



(Screaming Continues)

(Screaming Continues)


How is he?

Still won't eat.

The CT scans are normal.

He's waiting for you in the kitchen.

Hey, good morning honey. Hey.

What happened to your stitches, huh?

Daddy take your patch off?


Come here sweetie.

Are you hungry Aaron?

Aaron will you please eat for Mommy?

Huh, baby?


Do you want to go outside?

(Crickets) (Cicadas)

(Mysterious Laughter)



(Strange Voices)

(Dog Barking)

(Dog growls and whimpers)

(Dog snaps) (Aaron screams)


(Stamping noises) (Dog Yelps)

Caylie (Offscreen): Aaron?


(Strange Voices)



What's wrong?

What happened? Aaron!

Aaron! Aaron..Aaron! What happened?




Aaron, follow the light.

Am I sleeping?

Are my eyes shut?

Can you...


Can you see me?

Am I sleeping?

No, no baby.

Listen, I'm gonna go-

I'm gonna go find out what's going on-

No! No! Don't leave me!

Don't leave me!!

He doesn't sleep.

He never sleeps.


(Aaron's muffled yelling)

- Then get me someone who can.

What did they say?

Nothing. I can't get a

damn doctor on the phone.

(Aaron screaming in background)


Yes... yes, It's about Aaron.

I don't know.

He's not seeing straight. I can't-

I can't get him to listen.

He won't eat anything. He

hasn't eaten for two days-

(Crashing Noises)

(Aaron screaming)

(Heavy breathing)


(Aaron screams)

(Caylie gasps for air)

(Crashing Noises)

(Aaron snarls)





Cay, Dr. Emma's on the-


(Aaron screams)


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