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Emily Walton, who has suffered from psychosomatic blindness ever since the car accident that took her mother's life, must summon every instinct at her disposal to protect herself and her loved ones from a mysterious intruder the night before Halloween.
The basic story here has been done before, we have all seen numerous films before this one that involved a blind person who is being terrorized by a maniac but for the most part "Mischief Night" was very well done. The film opens with a couple who are in bed when they are suddenly attack by an unknown person, it then switches to the film's main character, Emily. Emily is at her psychologist's office, they are talking about her blindness and the fact that her sight could return to her at any time because she never lost it due do a decease or accident. Emily lost her sight due to emotional drama of witnessing her mother dying in a car accident, Emily was in the car at the time and blames herself for her mother's death. The rest of the film Emily is terrorized by an unknown person who wears a very creepy mask.
The killer knows Emily is blind so he/she tauts her even more, this makes the film that much more disturbing and frightening. The story itself is pretty simple and it does have a few holes in the plot but that doesn't seem to affect the film in general. The film has a relatively small cast but everyone does a great job playing their roles, the story almost gives the audience a few suspects to keep you off guard and interested all the way to the very end. I liked "Mischief Night" and thought it brought some cool ideas to a very familiar story line. It is not perfect by any means but it's a very effective horror/thriller that provides the right amount of suspense and scares.
Available now on DVD with Special Features that include:
Behind The Scenes
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Released by Image Entertainment/RLJ Entertainment
*** 1/2 Out Of *****