Violent Midnight is a 1963 American exploitation horror film directed by Richard Hilliard and starring Lee Philips, Shepperd Strudwick, and Jean Hale. It focuses on a small New England town plagued by a series of slashing murders focused around a women’s college.
The film was initially titled Black Autumn, but released as Violent Midnight, premiering in Hartford, Connecticut in May 1963. It was later re-released under the title Psychomania in 1964.
In writing the screenplay, Del Tenney was inspired by the case of Paula Jean Welden, a student at Bennington College who disappeared while Tenney’s wife, Margot Hartman, was attending there. Filming for Violent Midnight took place in Stamford, Connecticut. Additional reshoots of sex scenes between James Farentino and Lorraine Rogers’s characters was completed after principal photography and edited into the final cut.
black & white, mono, fullscreen, 92 minutes. DVD-R comes packaged as shown in color DVD case, wrapped in plastic!