Even though the Sundance Film Festival’s midnight lineup is already brimming with goodies, the massive fest also has a handful of other genre pics sprinkled throughout their sections.
Brett Morgen’s When the Street Lights Go On is screening as part of the festival’s special events.
Penned by Eddie O’Keefe and Chris Hutton, the pic begins when the residents of a small town grapple with the ruthless killing of a young girl and a teacher. It’s meant to be a pilot for a series and looks as good as Netflix’s “Stranger Things”.
In the summer heat of 1983, a string of unusual occurrences in a small Illinois town culminate with the shocking murders of a popular high school girl and her teacher. When a fellow student, and neighbor, discovers the bodies while riding his bike home one night, the quiet suburban lives of the town’s residents are irrevocably shaken.
Max Burkholder, Odessa Young, Adam Long, Ben Winchell, Kelli Mayo, and Graham Beckel star.