At a run down theater in a sleepy suburban town, a group of friends attend the midnight screening of a 1970s cult horror film. These unsuspecting teenagers are unaware that the director and star of the movie made a bloody escape from a psych ward five years earlier and may still be on the loose. As the midnight movie begins, the kids heckle the old black-and-white scenes. But, they are jolted when the killer butchers one of their friend--on screen! They soon realize that the killing is not a prank. They are locked inside the theatre and the killer from the movie is after them! Caught between reality and the screen\'s flickering shadows, are they becoming the unwilling stars of the very horror movie they are watching?