Midnight 1981

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Midnight ★ Backwoods Massacre 1981 (R)

Russo, who cowrote the original “Night of the Living Dead,” wrote and directed this film about a runaway girl who is driven out of her home by a lecherous stepfather and meets two young thieves and then a family of cultists. Russo adapted his own novel. He also attains some of “Night of the Living Dead's” lowbudget ambience. 88m/C VHS, DVD . Lawrence Tierney, Melanie Verliin, John Hall, John Amplas; D: John A. Russo.