Archive for November, 2016


Over the 2016 Halloween Season, filmmakers Chris LaMartina and Jimmy George had a lot to be proud of. For one thing, their critically acclaimed found footage film WNUF Halloween Special played in the famous Egyptian Theater in Los Angeles. Also in attendance was LaMartina’s lovely wife Melissa, and actors Julian and Helenmary Ball.


There was a Questions and Answers session after the film. It was well attended, and enjoyed by all. Congrats to the cast and crew of Midnight Studios!


An added bonus is that the much-celebrated horror website BLOODY-DISGUSTING gave an incredibly flattering review of the WNUF Halloween Special. Be sure to check out their review HERE.


2016 | English | Noir/Cult/Horror | 81  minutes | 1080p 
Hollywood 1944 and 1984. The creeps are crawling out of the woodwork like a bad dream and lone gumshoe private eye Dic Jones is trying to make the long cold crawl out of a short warm whiskey bottle. In this dark black and white underworld there are two lady Vampires on the loose. Vera and Serina, two super fine, rocked out, glammed up, new waved lesbian bloodsuckers, hell bent on a tinsel-town drinking spree.
In the summer of ’84, they feverishly shot with a five-man crew on a 15-day schedule working out of a
small office on Hollywood Boulevard surrounded by bikers and homeless. It was hard to tell where the
film ended and the production began. An additional two scenes were shot six months later and the
filming phase was complete.
When the shooting phase of the film was over, the post-production wreck left in its wake a vortex dying
in a storm. Travis and Bishart had no money to hire a real editor, so they tried to tackle that task with a
sense of impending doom. A year later, a workable cut still had not been found. Their production office
was closed and the editing was moved to Bishart’s home office. After another year, the work was
transferred to ¾ inch tape and various versions of the film were made in search of the perfect cut.
Creative disagreements, technical snafus, lack of funding and distractions from the next career step
were beginning to dilute the ability to finish Dark Seduction. Unable to find the cut, both men
returned to their other jobs and Dark Seduction was temporarily shelled.
The real question for Greg Travis was what kind of a movie had he made? Part film noir, part horror
movie, part comedy and all homage… Dark Seduction was all of those things. Travis was faced with
putting together what was now beginning to look like a collage of short scenes concocted under the
umbrella of high concept. It went into storage, a kind of post-apocalyptic hibernation, peaking out of
its cryogenic chamber every century or so to check and see if the world was habitable once again.
Travis’ vision, like all dreams to the dreamer upon awakening, lost cohesion in the stark light of day.
Ownership disputes followed. Now and again, an attempt to resurrect Dark Seduction would come
along then disappear. At one point, the negative was lost when an editor who had possession of it
suffered a stroke and went incommunicado for a year, but like Dic Jones, Travis persevered.
The digital revolution revitalized Dark Seduction just like an infusion of fresh blood reanimates a vampire! A
high quality restoration of the original footage now made it possible to re-edit! Time, experience and
perhaps a little wisdom had sharpened Travis’ dark dream into an actionable narrative that could now
be told. The style of the 40’s and the insanity of the 80’s were once again married, this time into a
workable relationship, and all the frenetic, quirky energy of the participants, from grip to actor, all of
their blood, sweat and tears come through in every single frame! All who took part were darkly seduced
by Travis’ obsession. They’ve had their Dark Seduction. Now it’s time for yours!
  • The film was originally shot in Los Angeles, CA in the summer of 1984 and was never finished due to a long list of mishaps, creative battles, and lost footage.
  • Featuring a classic film Noir detective, two beautiful Vampire Vixens and a supporting cast of hilarious characters; this lost cult classic, thirty years in the making, has the potential to become one of the greatest cult films of all time!
  • Directed by Greg Travis, Industry Veteran, known for his Roles in Starship Troopers, Watchmen, Show Girls, and Man on the moon, and Starring his Sister Stacy Travis: Easy A, Ghost World, Bandits.
  • A Documentary has been produced chronicling the film’s trials and tribulations from 1984 into present day. The documentary release will coincide with the release of the film.
  • Shot on 16mm Black and White, making it a must see film for Purist’s, so good it’ll make them weak at the knees!
  • On April 1st, 2016 a long overdue premier finally had it’s night! In attendance were Celebrities (Robert Townsend, Andy Dick, John Kassir, Vanessa waters). Also in attendance were the members of the cast and crew, that Travis was able to hunt down 30 years later. It was a midnight screening of ‘Dark Seduction’ at the Nuart Theatre in Los Angeles.


2016 | English | Horror/Comedy | 82  minutes | 1080p HD 
Peltzer Arbuckle spends his days in misery, stuck in his own mundane, nightmarish reality. Once news about an embarrassing sexual incident spreads it’s way around the office, Peltzer decides he has had enough humiliation. Conjuring up his imaginary friend from childhood, Ronnie, Peltzer’s world is quickly turned upside down. Ronnie attempts to manipulate Peltzer into exacting revenge on his tormenting co-workers in a most gruesome fashion. As the body count stacks up, Peltzer must ultimately decide whether to run away from his past or take control of his future, as he battles between sanity and madness, in this twisted tale of infidelity, revenge and snapped banjo strings.
Banjo is a bizarre and unique achievement to be seen as soon as possible, this is the one that will set social media alight.”- The Hollywood News (4/5 STARS)

Film Festivals:

•Won: Best Feature 2015 – Spooky Empire Film Festival, Orlando Florida, October 2015, Best Horror Comedy 2015 – Weekend of Horrors, Bottrop Germany, November 2015
•Nominated: Best Thriller 2015 – National Film Awards 2016 – United Kingdom, and Official Selection of many other international film festivals.

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