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      Mischief Night

      Released Oct 30, 2013 1 hr. 27 min. Drama Horror Mystery & Thriller List
      Reviews 27% 50+ Ratings Audience Score Emily, blind since a car accident killed her mother, has to protect herself and loved ones from an intruder. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Oct 20 Buy Now

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      Audience Member Solid little home invasion flick. The acting was a lot better than I was expecting. The gimmick of the lead girl being blind really ups the stakes and anxiety. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 04/08/18 Full Review Audience Member Possibly the most idiotic movie ever made. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 01/23/23 Full Review Audience Member Obviously inspired by "The Purge" and 1967's "Wait Until Dark", "Mischief Night" combines a blind girl left alone in a large upper-class house with the not really explained "Purge"-ish "Mischief Night"; a sort of pseudo night of freedom for people to do halloweenish things like egging houses and letting out their immature tendencies; I think. Of course, somebody takes it too far and Emily (Noell Coet), the blind girl, ends up fighting for her life against the masked pansy. I mean seriously... a blind girl?! You're out to exercise your mischief night liberties and you have to pick on the poor girl who can't even see!!! This alone makes you anxious to see the assailant get his punk beat down. I was hoping for a weeping like a girly-man scene, but it didn't play out. Despite the obvious cowardice of the guy on the cover of the movie box, "Mischief Night" is actually a pretty good movie. It was better than I thought it would be and I had enough thoughts about it that I felt like writing this review. Noell Coet is a good actress and actually plays a really good blind girl. She only overplayed it a couple of times. She hasn't been blind her entire life and her navigation of the household that she's become familiar with is believable. I especially liked the moment where she was rattled, started to run and ran hard into a counter. It looked painful and it added to the intensity of the scene. Her emotions throughout the film were spot on and had me feeling her fear. The movie is also beautifully filmed and capably edited. Mr. Mischief night may have chosen the poor blind girl to pick on so that he could stand around and follow her through her house without her knowing. This is certainly a great gimmick and it is pulled off well., especially when Mr. Mischief Night poses as Emily's boyfriend for a brief moment. Much was done correctly with "Mischief Night" and I found the movie enjoyable for the most part, but the times that it ventures into eye-roll land spoil the party. When Emily finds a chainsaw in the garage attached to a tree-trimmer extender and decides to put it to use, it may have created the most horribly coincidental occurrence in movie cinema history. Fortunately the entire movie wasn't that way. Although the cut she received to her foot when stepping on a broken glass vase would have rendered her a lot less mobile than it did, but I think the creators were more concerned with showing a gnarly-cut in a horror movie than being realistic. Finally, the ending, while not as bad as the chainsaw extender scene, was one more giant eye-roller. "Mischief Night" could have been so so so much better had the creators not tried to overdo it. Had they just kept things inside reality or logic, it may have even been a great independent horror movie. As is though, 1967's "Wait Until Dark" is a better film because they at least kept things real. Another "Mischief Night" came out in 2014 that looks eerily similar. Apparently they aren't connected, but I find that hard to believe. Mr. Mischief night on both dvd cases even look similar. The theme is similar. Possibly the director and writer of "Mischief Night" 2014 was involved in "MN" 2013 and didn't like the things that I pointed out. To each his own. "The Purge" wasn't that great of a movie, but I guess it does have the possibility of many story lines. Or does it? Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/22/23 Full Review Audience Member This movie actually managed to hide how badly it wants to be "Scream" for the first half. Unfortunately, it can't match the energy or verve of what it's imitating. Even shameless retreads need to be fleshed out a little better than this. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/12/23 Full Review Audience Member actually really good thriller/stalker movie Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/17/23 Full Review Audience Member If you've watched a home invasion horror film, then the plot of Mischief Night will be nothing new. It's been seen before in Ils (Them), The Strangers, You're Next, etc.; however, Mischief Night manages to throw a new kink into the mix by having its protagonist suffer from psychologically induced blindness. Character-driven, solidly directed, and genuinely suspenseful, Mischief Night is a surprisingly solid addition to the home invasion sub-genre Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/27/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Felix Vasquez Jr. Cinema Crazed Takes a pretty old idea and transforms it in to a very entertaining stalk and slash horror film... Dec 19, 2013 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis Emily, blind since a car accident killed her mother, has to protect herself and loved ones from an intruder.
      Richard Schenkman
      Executive Producer
      Jason Messeri, Michael L. Walker
      Jesse Baget, Richard Schenkman, Eric D. Wilkinson
      Production Co
      Mischief Night, Ruthless Pictures
      Drama, Horror, Mystery & Thriller
      Original Language
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Oct 30, 2013, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Nov 1, 2014
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