Coming Distractions: The Midnighters trailer promises dead bodies, potboiler tension—and an odd screenwriter

It’s a shame that the adult mystery-thriller genre has largely gone out of fashion in Hollywood, as it’s been the source of some of the best dramas the town has had to offer over the decades. Thankfully, the independent world is there to pick up the slack. With Midnighters, the new film about a plan to cover up a dead body that slowly spins out of control, it looks like there might be a new addition to the realm of juicy pulp puzzlers. Directed by Julius Ramsay, a longtime editor in television who recently moved into directing with episodes of The Walking Dead, Outcast, and Scream, the movie follows a couple on their way home from celebrating New Year’s Eve who accidentally hit and kill a man, and decide to hide the body—only to discover he had their address in his pocket.

The cast looks excellent …

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