Filmed entirely in Tampa and created by a talented team of Florida artists, The Beast Comes at Midnight will celebrate its first widespread release next month. We initially told you about this upcoming, family-friendly horror film in May of 2021 with an in-depth profile on lead filmmaker Ed McKeever. Now, just a little over a year later, we are honored to celebrate the project’s completion and distribution by sharing a bit of information about the finished movie and its official debut! Thank you, Ed, for chatting with us about this awesome adventure!
About The Beast Comes At Midnight
Starring Michael McKeever and Madelyn Chimento and featuring appearances by Academy Award Nominee Eric Roberts and seasoned film actor Micheal Paré, this family-friendly horror film follows the story of a young live-streamer who must defend his rural town against a vicious werewolf. Watch the trailer below:
Perhaps not so loosely based on Central Florida’s sideshow history, The Beast Comes at Midnight highlights much of Florida’s natural beauty and unique landmarks – including the International Independent Showmen’s Museum near Tampa Bay. Utilizing this almost untapped source of creative inspiration, The Beast Comes at Midnight promises to be a very special kind of film experience – combining local flair with nationally-acclaimed talent and resources.
Of course, no creative process comes without a fair bit of challenge! Overcoming weather delays, unplanned casting changes, and other logistical struggles; The Beast Comes at Midnight team faced plenty of hurdles, yet still brought together a quality film. While the widespread release will occur next month, the film is already receiving compliments and accolades from its early previews:
This movie was a blast! Full of scares, laughs, and a lot of heart! – Facebook Comment from Zach Castedo
Such an amazing movie… – Facebook comment from Rob Tracy Adkirson
Who Should Watch The Beast Comes at Midnight?
While The Beast Comes at Midnight is technically considered a horror film, its humor and young cast make it accessible to audiences of all ages and temperaments. Of course, like any scary movie, there will be some frightening images and scenes; however, the story is designed to be enjoyed by the whole family (much like Gremlins or The Goonies).
Where Can I See The Beast Comes at Midnight?
Beginning this August, you can catch The Beast Comes at Midnight at drive-in theaters throughout the United States. Partnering with United Drive-In Theater Owners Association member locations, horror films like The Beast Comes at Midnight are a great fit for this kind of outdoor, movie-watching experience!
As the Halloween season approaches, The Beast Comes at Midnight will add select indoor theaters, film festivals, and live events to its public release schedule. Make sure to follow the movie’s Facebook page for screening announcements and schedule updates!
About Showtown American Pictures
The Beast Comes at Midnight is a Showtown American Pictures production. As a Florida-based and locally-owned company, Showtown American Pictures is dedicated to showcasing our state’s diverse landscapes and set locations. Through this promotion, they hope to increase Florida’s appeal to the overall film industry and its attractiveness to future movie-making projects.
What’s next for Showtown American Pictures?
The Beast Comes at Midnight is ready for release, and Showtown American Pictures is working on TWO new projects with vastly different stories!
Bitter Souls is a voodoo movie starring social media personality Avaryana Rose and The Beast Comes at Midnight star Michael McKeever.
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Stay Tuned for More The Beast Comes at Midnight!
As we get closer to the August release, The Beast Comes at Midnight will be announcing lots of drive-in showings, future live events, and more exciting news! Visit their website or follow their Facebook page for all the latest updates. And, of course, don’t forget to follow Showtown American Pictures on Facebook and Instagram!