This noir thriller from director Arthur Dreifuss(RIOT ON SUNSET STRIP,BABY FACE MORGAN) has a fast talking newspaper reporter(Lee Tracy[DINNER AT EIGHT,DOCTOR X]) who is on the trail of the murderer of the city's district attorney(who is unseen),as he is joined by both the twentysomething son(Tom Brown[MERRILY WE LIVE,IN OLD CHICAGO]) of his newspaper boss(Robert Middlemass) and the young daughter(Tina Thayer[GIRLS UNDER 2,SECRETS OF A COED]) of a missing man as Tracy follows the trail to an underground illegal gambling casino…
When a young woman(Marjorie Reynolds[GONE WITH THE WIND,MINISTRY OF FEAR]) becomes the latest victim of a serial train thief,she immediately recruits a railroad detective(John "Dusty" King[THREE SMART GIRLS,THE ROAD BACK]) to help her pursue after the thief and bring him to justice.
Under the skillfully helming hands of director Howard Bretherton(LADIEST HEY TALK ABOUT,THE MATCH KING) and the realm of the scriptwriting duo of Charles Williams(CARNIVAL STORY,HOLLYWOOD AND VINE) and Harrison Carter(THE FROZEN GHOST,CALLING ALL MARINES),MIDNIGHT LIMITED may be talky at times butt he colorful cast and their decent performances help enable the film to be a very watchable and intriguing feature.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
The Weinstein Brothers score their first nationwide release of a horror film since 2009's Rob Zombie's HALLOWEEN 2,and the first nationwide release of a film under their Radius/TWB label,for this film by first time writer/director David Robert Mitchell is yet another overhyped,overrated horror slop(ala HOUSE OF 1000 CORPSES,DAWN OF THE DEAD,MARTYRS,HEREDITARY,THE VOID(2016),RAW,SHAUN OF THE DEAD,MAY,REVENGE[2018)],and THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT[amongst so many]) that I'm so sick and tired of hearing about,reading about,and visually enduring. This film plays like a John Carpenter…
Japanese genre cinema was an obvious major influence on this wild Chinese science fiction/horror outing that has Waise Lee(A BETTER TOMORROW,BULLET IN THE HEAD) as a successful writer who gets caught up in the antics of a young lady(Gloria Yip[FLYING DAGGER,SAVIOR OF THE SOUL]) and her pet cat that are actually aliens that are out to stop an evil alien entity that has invasion on its mind. A popular title in the 90s video bootleg market that is largely overshadowed(and…