Midnight Specials
The dark side of film, for mature audiences

PLAY TRAILER
The Void
Canada, 2016, 90 min., Color

Jeremy Gillespie and Steven Kostanski’s THE VOID takes viewers on a trip back to old-school horror, complete with innovative creature effects, stunning visual effects, and lots and lots of blood.

It is just a typical night on patrol for Officer Carter, until he discovers a blood-soaked man stumbling down the road. After taking him to a local hospital, the night spirals into madness as patients and personnel begin undergoing violent transformations. All the while mysterious, cloaked figures emerge from the darkness and surround the hospital, quickly turning it into a prison. Whatever threats lurk outside pale in comparison to what is going on in the depths of the hospital, and Officer Carter and his rag-tag bunch must venture there to hopefully escape this nightmare. There is a Hell... this is worse.

— Todd Donnell
Screenings
Director
Jeremy Gillespie, Steven Kostanski
Screenwriter
Steven Kostanski, Jeremy Gillespie
Cast
Kathleen Munroe, Kenneth Welsh, Ellen Wong, Aaron Poole, Daniel Fathers

Director Bio

Jeremy Gillespie is an actor, art director and award-winning film composer, writer and director. His feature directorial debut FATHER'S DAY won a Special Award for Most Original Film at the 2011 Toronto After Dark Film Festival. Gillespie also composed the award-winning score for THE EDITOR (2014) and worked as an assistant art director on the Academy-Award Winning feature SUICIDE SQUAD (2016). THE VOID is his second feature as a writer and director.

Steven Kostanski is an award-winning writer, director and makeup/FX artist. His feature directorial debut FATHER'S DAY won a Special Award for Most Original Film at the 2011 Toronto After Dark Film Festival. Kostanski worked as a special makeup effects artist on the Academy-Award Winning feature SUICIDE SQUAD (2016). THE VOID is his second feature as a writer and director.
Screenings Co-presented by:
Texas Frightmare Weekend
© 2017 Dallas Film Society. All right reserved.