CinemaSlice.com’s Indy Film Spotlight rolls on with the 3rd installment of the monthly cinematic series.
Next up is “Midland Street Wicked”, a horror film by Even Keel Productions and a movie that was also shot right in my neck of the woods, Bay City, MI. When people are found dead on Midland St. the local community starts to become concerned for their safety. In the area, a group of women get together to have some drinks and we find that one of them may have a connection to a mysterious pair of sunglasses that were lost years earlier.
A connection between the murders on Midland St., the strange sunglasses, and the female friends all lead up to a horrifying conclusion.
This was very entertaining and terrifying short film that showcased awesome gory special effects for a low budget movie. The pacing is good with a suspenseful intro that sets up the events nicely, which leads to a fun middle section that introduces us to the main characters in lighthearted way. This makes the back half of the story very effective when we start to see the horror and carnage that unfolds throughout the last 10 minutes of the film.
“Midland Street Wicked” is part of a series that centers around the pair of sunglasses that are described in the film. It can, however, be watched as a standalone experience although I could see the sunglasses being a bit confusing to first time viewers.
I highly recommend this movie for its great storyline and awesome gory effects and would also recommend looking for the others installments of The Killer Shades Saga: “The Ronnie Blu Obsession” and “Zoe”.
I give this 4 out of 6 reels.